New York: Finding the right talent may be a major concern for India Inc, especially in the IT space, but an Indian has been named among the world’s 50 most influential headhunters by renowned financial publication BusinessWeek.
Dinesh Mirchandani, who heads India operations of global executive search firm Boyden World, is the only Indian on a list of the world’s 50 most influential headhunters compiled by the US magazine.
Mirchandani specializes in technology sector, besides hiring for financial services, real estate and infrastructure, manufacturing and consumer products areas, all of which are highly dependent on right skill sets.
Mumbai-based Mirchandani is the regional director (APAC region) and president (India) of Boyden World and is considered to be a specialist in hiring C-level executives, R&D chiefs and HR professionals.
The BusinessWeek list also has three other executives from the US-based Boyden World Corp - its global president and CEO Christopher John Clarke, chairman Trina Gordon and senior partner Pasi Koivusaari.
Other names on the list include Ulrich F Ackermann, managing partner of Transearch International Deutschland, Robert L Benson of Slayton Search Partners, Jay Gaines, who is the President and CEO of Jay Gaines & Co and Roger M Kenny, the president of Boardroom Consultants.
BusinessWeek said these 50 headhunters together “recruit the lion’s share of CEOs, presidents, and board members at the world’s largest and most prestigious corporations. They exert massive influence the world over.”
These headhunters include former management consultants, authors, board advisers, entrepreneurs and philanthropists.