Korn/Ferry Appoints Leadership, Talent Consulting Head In India

New Delhi — Sept. 30

Global talent management services provider Korn/Ferry International has appointed Smita Anand as its senior partner and managing director of its Leadership and Talent Consulting (LTC) business in India.

Based in Korn/Ferry’s Gurgaon office, Anand will be responsible for leading the firm’s board and CEO succession offering in Asia. She will also aim to strengthen the LTC business and enhance the client franchise across the Indian market.

As a leadership coach and advisor, Anand has advised chairmen and board members and senior business leaders across Asia on issues ranging from succession, talent and business alignment. She has helped Asian leaders deal with change contexts such as business turnaround, growth, consolidation and global expansion.

Before joining Korn/Ferry, Anand was the president of iDiscoveri Leadership, a leadership business in India. Prior, she was the regional director for Aon-Hewitt’s Asia-Pacific Consulting business. Based in Shanghai, Anand had overall responsibility for strategizing and realizing customer, business, quality and team goals for a diverse region, spanning 10 countries and 18 offices.

Earlier, Anand was head of human capital services for PricewaterhouseCoopers in India; she has also been a senior consultant at Ernst & Young.

Anand holds a master’s in business administration with specialization in human resources from Allahabad University and a bachelor’s of arts from Lucknow University.

Source: Korn/Ferry International