An impactful businessperson and search consultant, Priya Chetty-Rajagopal is well known in business and industry circles.
She joined Stanton Chase India franchisee in 2004 which was recently acquired by RGF the global brand of the USD 10 billion Japanese HR & Information Services Company, Recruit Holding Co. Ltd. In her initial years in Stanton Chase, her agenda as Head of Corporate Practice was to apply a non-IT search focus in a completely IT-oriented city. Priya has also been active in the Global Marketing and Business Excellence Groups in Stanton Chase, and has also played a seminal role in establishing its Global Diversity Practice. She has successfully led Chief Executive Officer level search assignments for a diverse selection of companies in India. She is known for the intensity and focus she brings in to understanding and delivering on a variety of eclectic CXO search mandates, and has been responsible for a significant number of Diversity hires.
Prior to her induction into Executive Search, Priya worked for over 19 years of experience in the service industry covering credit cards with Diners Club, and business centers with Diners Business Services (DBS). With dual responsibilities as General Manager, DBS Corporate Services, and Regional Manager - Asia for Alliance Business Centers Network, USA, she interacted with hundreds of leading corporate and multinational companies setting-up in India. Priya, a seasoned industry specialist, was responsible for the set up, operations, marketing and profitability of one of the largest and most well known business centers in India. She has also provided thought leadership, high brand recall, and strategic impetus to the group.
A National Merit Scholar, Priya holds a Bachelor of Arts, as well as postgraduate degrees in Marketing Management and in Public Relations. Priya was conferred the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award for Excellence in 1997, and recognized by the Guild of Women Achievers in 2000, and was selected by the British Government for the prestigious Chevening Scholarship in 2004. Active in various business groups, Priya was Chairperson of the Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), Karnataka, and from 2007, elected to the National Executive Council of the IACC. In addition to being the Founder-Chair of the IACC’s Women’s Business Council, Convener of the CII Women’s Business Leadership Forum for over 4 years till 2011, and a TiE Charter Member, Priya has been recently nominated to the Advisory Council of Common Purpose, India.
As a committed and very visible proponent of women’s leadership and gender diversity, she is highly regarded for her views in the space and is a sought after speaker in both industry fora and academic circles. A columnist in her spare time, she remains passionate about Executive Search, Bangalore, Women’s Causes and Animal Rescue, not necessarily in that order. In her time off, Priya is happiest spending time with her family, curled up with her iPad or a book in hand.
She has led CXO level search assignments for a diverse selection of companies in India.