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Welcome to Cornerstone Asia!

Cornerstone’s Asia region is comprised of 7 locally owned search firms that help clients fill key positions wherever the need for such leaders arises. Whether supporting clients in their own local market or calling on the bench strength of other Cornerstone members in the region or globally, Cornerstone Asia members provide their clients with the highest level of service. Quality is what matters most as we deliver tailor-made services, with an attention to detail you expect from a boutique search firm. For more than 30 years we have had a strong presence in the Executive Search industry, leading searches for companies across a variety of industries, functions, and locations.

Our members are well placed to help these firms realize qualified managers are critical to grow their businesses and meet challenges at home and abroad.

We know every search requires a dedicated team that understands the needs and goals of each client. Our success is proven by the many clients who repeatedly return to us for their recruiting requirements. Why? As a result, our members have gained industry recognitions including “China Recruitment Firm of the Year” award, the “Trustworthy HR Service Unit” award and others.

As part of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), we hold ourselves to the highest quality standards. We search both locally and around the globe to deliver leaders of the highest caliber to our clients.

In addition to providing top-notch talent to our clients, we also offer Leadership Development and Executive Coaching services. We believe organizations need outstanding resources to retain and develop great talent, and we make these resources available to our clients. These include Executive Coaching, Assessments and Board & CEO Advisory Consulting.

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Mr. Jayant Dhodre

Mr. Jayant Dhodre

Jayant is a seasoned HR professional based at our Pune office with over 16 years of cross-cultural experience. He brings a wealth of expertise in pursuing senior-level roles in talent acquisition for growth-driven organizations. Jayant’s proficiency lies in manpower planning, talent acquisition, and evaluating and optimizing processes to enhance organizational effectiveness and employee potential. Jayant…

Dr. Amjad Khan

Dr. Amjad Khan

Dr. Amjad Khan is a seasoned management professional based at our Pune office. His primary aim is to build a strong Industrial, manufacturing, Automotive, and board search practice. He comes with over 25 years of cross-cultural experience in corporates covering human resource and the management consulting domain. Throughout his distinguished career, he has consistently demonstrated…

Deepak Panda

Deepak Panda

Managing Partner Deepak is our Managing partner based at the Mumbai office. Deepak’s principal focus is to scale up Cornerstone’s business in India in Executive Search, Leadership Consulting, and new solutions and consulting offerings. Deepak also serves as a consultant to senior management in many industries. His consulting work includes Strategy Planning & Implementation, Organisation…

Nath, Shiv

Nath, Shiv

Shiv is Board Advisor at Cornerstone based at Gurgaon/ NCR office. He is leading Electric Mobility, Battery Storage, and green energy practice. He is an experienced C-suite leader with more than 30 years of experience in Technology business & operations in areas of Energy Storage, Semiconductors, Solar PV, Data storage devices, FT display, and Optical…

Carville, Rachel

Carville, Rachel

Rachel Carville, based at our Gurugram office is a trusted and seasoned client-advisor on leadership hiring since 1998. At Cornerstone her focus is on setting up new practice groups and building a varied portfolio of clients across verticals Her experience spans multi-national companies, Indian family businesses and private equity backed portfolio companies, across the spectrum…

Moola, Lakshmi

Moola, Lakshmi

Lakshmi Moola is Vice President, Cornerstone International Group based at Bengaluru office. Lakshmi’s principal focus is to scale up Cornerstone’s business in India & overseas in Executive Search, Leadership Consulting, and she also leads the IT Practice. Lakshmi is adept in Leadership Searches which includes Board & Senior Management in Technology & Communications, Industrial &…

Pick, Peter

Pick, Peter

Peter Pick is the Partner Director at Cornerstone Australia, focusing on career management, outplacement & transition services sectors across Australia.  Before joining Cornerstone, Peter led two national firms, including, most recently, Nine Lives Consulting. Since then, Peter has built an experienced team of career management/transition consultants across Australia. He has personally coached over 2000 participants…

Rademeyer, Leon

Rademeyer, Leon

Leon is the Partner Consultant at the Cornerstone Melbourne office, focusing on executive search/talent acquisition services across Melbourne and Adelaide.  Before joining Cornerstone, Leon worked at large corporate institutions in the forest, media, defense, higher education, and healthcare sectors in Australia and South Africa. Leon’s expertise encompasses high-level stakeholder engagement and human capital management, strategic…

Sim, Jacob

Sim, Jacob

Jacob is an Organizational Inheritance Builder who has worked with corporate leaders to embed core values and shape a potential-maximization culture in their team. Passion and pragmatism define his design and execution of organizational development (OD) solutions. His career experience spans the world of Public Relations, Direct Marketing, Healthcare-Hygiene, Executive Search and Telecommunications. Jacob has…

Raman, Lalita

Raman, Lalita

Coaching Approach I create an environment where my profound presence enables clients who work with me to get insights which they can apply to overcome their challenge. I take a holistic approach, understand the context of the client, who they are, what are their strengths, help them identify potential blocks and challenges that may be…

Gowrishankar, Matangi

Gowrishankar, Matangi

Coaching Approach Using a neuroscience /brain based coaching approach, my focus is on enabling my clients to gain deep insights into the dilemmas they are facing, exploring old habits and to create new wiring /habits in order to change the outcomes they achieve. My clients often speak about how this approach enables them to reinvent…

Tan, Aloysius

Tan, Aloysius

Coaching Approach Using a highly flexible approach, I focus on the key issues and real-life situations that my clients are facing. I provide direct, honest, and constructive feedback plus challenging questions to help clients gain insights to the impact of their behaviors. Partnering with clients to create pragmatic development solutions and provide opportunities to practice…

Thomson, David

Thomson, David

Coaching Approach I believe the coaching process is a very personal journey for an individual and my role as a transformative coach is to facilitate such a process through ‘being in the moment’ leading toward sustainable behavioral changes and improvements. In essence, my role is to help leaders think more effectively and make better, more…

Vishwanath, Arun

Vishwanath, Arun

Coaching Approach My approach to coaching begins with an “alignment session” with various stakeholders involved to figure out the goals to be achieved by the end of the coaching engagement period. The first coaching session is called the “chemistry session”, post which we do a mid-session engagement check and the final engagement check at the…

Sugawara, Paula

Sugawara, Paula

Coaching Approach I love to support leaders in reaching their goals and tend to follow the GROW model while exploring some of the many options that might be available to them. I tend to have a very direct communication style but like to assure leaders that my frank style is coming from a place of…

Robinson, Bruce

Robinson, Bruce

Typical Clients Executives in transition, who are looking to change roles, geographies, or their current career path. Especially helpful in situations that involve international responsibilities and working with teams across departments, cultures and countries. Have assisted executives accelerate their career development by helping make them become more self aware and strategic thinking to achieve their…

Venugopal, CB

Venugopal, CB

Coaching Approach My style of coaching is rigorously driven around identifying growth areas and expansiveness- that which creates enhanced leadership abilities, results focus and fulfillment at work. “Well being” is an important component of the way executives and their teams are able to pursue success and attain accomplishments. I bring into every coaching engagement ‘respectful…

Hariharan, Jay Kumar

Hariharan, Jay Kumar

  Coaching Approach   I use a proprietary model called  the “5 A” Model that breaks down the Coaching journey – Awareness, Ask for feedback, Aim, Action, Accountability. This break down the various levels of change that the coachee might experience starting with a deeper sense of Self-awareness coupled with feedback from Stakeholders as “Leadership…

Udhoji, Rajesh

Udhoji, Rajesh

Coaching Approach It’s a uniquely positioned result orientated approach that I had developed over a period of time. That is why I use the acronym of my approach as “RESULT”.  The Result approach is based on ICF competencies and is a collaborative structured process to ensure that the desired results are achieved through the coaching…

Liu, Kathy

Liu, Kathy

Kathy is the Director of Cornerstone International Group Beijing office. She is responsible for the management and engagement of Workforce Transition and Career & Talent Management Consulting projects. Previous Experience Over 7 years of extensive experience accumulated by support and management of programs in terms of talent development, career development and career transition. Kathy is…

Wang, Teresa

Wang, Teresa

Teresa Wang is the Director & Office Head of the Cornerstone Beijing office. Previous Experience Over 20 years of experience in recruitment and previously served in Human Resource function of different companies. Teresa became an executive search consultant beginning 2008, she has successfully completed search assignments for CIO Greater China, general managers for large local…

Svetlova, Alina

Svetlova, Alina

Coaching Approach In my practice I use a systematic and structured approach. I combine high level support and ability to challenge a client. I create an opportunity for the coachee to find internal resources and discover their own potential. Typical Clients My main clients are directors, entrepreneurs and senior executives who aim to become more…

Kwan, James (Dr.)

Kwan, James (Dr.)

Typical Clients My clients are senior executives and mid-level professionals who aspire to create a thriving organization to improve wellbeing at workplace and achieve organizational goals. They are committed, experienced, analytical, and determined to be great leaders in meeting stakeholders’ and their personal expectations. Results Achieved One of my clients approached me to provide coaching…

Venugopal, CB

Venugopal, CB

CB Venugopal, popularly called Venu has over twenty five years experience in Sales, Training and Development, Executive Search, Executive Coaching and Consulting areas. He is now part of the leadership team at Cornerstone India based at Bangalore with a mandate to grow the business across services, adding depth and breadth to the global services offerings. …