With 18 years across both Industry and Executive Search, Ayush currently spearheads the Technology Practice in Chennai for RGF Executive Search. He is mandated with the responsibility of growing the Chennai market and also focuses on Natural Resources & Energy, Professional Services, Retail and Engineering, in that order. This is an end-to-end engagement entailing Strategic Business Development, Client Engagement and Delivery. He has instituted the Global In-house Centre as a sizeable Practice pan India, which continues to grow within the Firm’s Technology Practice. His specialization has been CXO and Functional Head searches.
Ayush was earlier a Principal with Randstad Search (erstwhile Ma Foi Global Search), building the Technology Practice for them. He grew the Practice with global marquee clients, that went on to become Key Accounts under his watch. He also represented Ma Foi at the integration video shoot between Randstad and Vedior, in Europe.
His experience has been a unique mix with the first seven years between manufacturing at India Piston Rings and a multi-geo Operations role with RR Donnelley. The most recent 11 years have been in Executive Search. Through his career, Ayush has developed the ability to deal with senior stakeholders pan India and overseas, business critical deadlines and client relationship across global locations. He is passionate about learning different sectors and considers the Search business to be a strong learning platform. His perseverance, genuine value co-creation approach and proactive-ness have worked well for him and make his clients come back time and again.
Ayush has a Mechanical Engineering Degree from SRM University and an MBA from the ISB Hyderabad (visiting scholar at Wharton, Kellogg and Nagoya). A Certified Yoga and Meditation Instructor with the Art of Living Foundation, Ayush has impacted the lives of many – from the Youth all the way to Prison inmates, over the past 10 years.
At leisure - Ayush formally pursues singing, fitness and reads Business bios. He is also invited to speak in spiritual forums and panel discussions, especially on topics around Self-Development and Socio-economic agendas.