Sonal Agrawal | Managing Partner India | Mumbai & Delhi
APAC Head, Global Management Committee, AltoPartners
Sonal has two decades of experience in executive search & selection in India, she has co-founded and currently manages Accord Group India. Apart from working with Conglomerates for leadership and board hiring, she leads the financial Services and Professional Services practices for Accord. She also anchors the Diversity practice, a fast growing area for the firm.
Sonal serves as the Asia-Pacific representative on the global management committee for AltoPartners, an AESC certified global alliance of independent executive search firms across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific of which she is a founding member. She has also served on the boards of ABC Consultants India, ABC Consultants Singapore and Watson Wyatt India.
She is an active member of the Young Professionals Organization (YPO), a peer network of young global leaders in 100 nations. She was named by the Economic Times as one of the Top 10 Headhunters in India, by Businessweek, USA as one of the 150 Most Influential Headhunters in the World, 2008 and by Business Today as one the Next 30 Most Powerful Women to watch out for in India. She writes a monthly column on career issues in the Mint, an affiliate of the Wall Street Journal in India. Sonal often speaks on diversity, recruiting, doing business with India and other related issues at various industry forums and workshops.
Born in East Africa and raised in Kolkata, Sonal read for a B.Sc in Economics from St Xaviers College Calcutta, and then completed her MBA from the London Business School, UK.