Sanjay R. Shastry Joins Kingsley Gate Partners

25 Years of Expertise Strengthens Firm’s Presence in South Asia

Kingsley Gate Partners, the leader in global executive search that ensures a lasting fit between clients and placed candidates, through its proprietary framework, Synchronous Fit, announced the appointment of Sanjay R. Shastry as a Partner in its Gurgaon office in Delhi-NCR, India.

Sanjay brings over 25 years of combined experience in both executive search and business management. He specializes in the industrial sector across the startup, growth and turnaround phases of business.

Commenting on the new appointment, the Office of the CEO, Kingsley Gate Partners, stated, “Kingsley Gate Partners is laser-focused on global expansion in 2021 throughout both Asia Pac and Europe. As a first step in the rolling out of that strategy, we are delighted to welcome Sanjay to our team.”

Prior to joining Kingsley Gate Partners, Sanjay was the CEO and Managing Director of RGF Executive Search based in India. He joined RGF (formerly known as Stanton Chase) in late 2004 and built the Delhi office ground up prior to the India franchise’s acquisition by RGF, a division of the 22B$ Recruit Holdings of Japan, in 2013. Before entering the executive search world, Sanjay worked with Esso Petroleum India, a subsidiary of the former Exxon Corporation, as a part of the India startup team. He spearheaded the firm’s launch in South India, ultimately leading the Industrial business in the region.

Sanjay added, “I joined Kingsley Gate Partners as I wanted to be an intrinsic part of a search firm that looked and talked different while maintaining the true essence of top-level executive search. I challenged the rather conservative me that technology can be used in a high-touch relationship business such as Executive Search, especially in an increasingly disruptive environment we live in. Nobody endeavored to change the way the search business was run for more than half a century. At Kingsley Gate Partners, I believe this paradigm can be shattered for what I call the 3C benefit; Client, Candidate and Consultant- all with a 4th C- Collaboration.”

Sanjay is an Industrial and Production Engineer with a Post Graduate degree in Business Management from XLRI.

About Kingsley Gate Partners
Transforming the world of retained executive search, Kingsley Gate Partners leverages the scientific interviewing approach of its Synchronous Fit® framework, deep industry insights of a world-class cadre of consultants, and state-of-the-art technology to deliver greater accountability, accuracy, velocity, and transparency that ensures a lasting strategic fit between executives and clients. Headquartered in Dallas, the partnership employs search consultants worldwide with expertise in private equity, life sciences and healthcare, financial services, technology, retail, leisure and hospitality, manufacturing, and professional services. The firm works with best of breed organizations in over 30 countries. For more information, go to

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