Search Value is a fast growing Human Capital company specialising in critical and top management hiring and consulting in the Diversity & Inclusion space.

We work with some really exciting companies in the midst of path-breaking transformation. In our search practice, we are always looking for some of the very best talent based across the world for opportunities with various MNCs and professionally run Indian companies. The people we work with are our greatest brand ambassadors.

Through Diversity Value, our consulting practice, we globally partner with leading practitioners and diverse talent to impact lives and businesses.

Our Search practice

At Search Value, we specialize in hiring critical and top management positions. We work closely with some of the biggest and well-known business leaders across corporate India & South Asia for roles, which are truly "critical to the organization" and have an impact on near term and long-term sustainable growth of the organization. We possess a strong understanding of our clients' business landscape. At every stage of the relationship, we guarantee utmost discretion & confidentiality, as sought by the client & candidates alike.

The sectors we work for at this point in time are FMCG, Media, FMCD, Telecom, Handset makers, E Commerce, Digital, Manufacturing & Insurance.

We stand behind every engagement that we undertake, managing client & firm resources by partnering with HR and Business Teams in the client organisation. We view ourselves as an extension of our clients’ management team and always put the client organization’s interest above all else. We see ourselves as credible ambassadors of their organization in the larger marketplace. At Search Value, we believe that when we advise a candidate about a career opportunity with a client, we are also equally responsible for the same and, it is our credibility which is always at stake. We walk that extra mile to add value to your search process.

Our DNI Consulting practice

Diversity Value is the DNI consulting arm of Search Value. Diversity Value has been founded with the vision to help organisations craft and drive their relevant DNI agendas.

We work with some world class DNI practitioners and co- curate the DNI understanding, strategy and implementation to make organisations more diverse in their thinking and inclusive in their culture.

We are passionate about diversity in thinking and building truly inclusive work places. We are always looking to partner with like minded organisations and DNI practioners who think of DNI as going beyond just achievement of gender related hiring.

As part of our DNI practice, we interact with diversity talent across India and South Asia to help them achieve their goals in the workplace.

The four key areas of interest for Diversity Value are:

  • Hiring of Diverse talent – women and differently abled leaders
  • Consulting for organisations – Providing customized solutions and interventions for achieving the DNI goals of organisations
  • Building thought leadership in the DNI space – Research titled “ Trends and aspirations of the diversity talent – peeling the onion” currently being undertaken across leading organisations in India
  • Helping listed organisations hire women on boards

We walk the extra mile to add value to diversity.

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Co-Founder & Director

Pankaj Raj is the Director of Search Value. He comes with 19 plus years of experience. He started the firm in 2008 after a successful corporate career, largely in sales, marketing and business leadership roles.

Known for his entrepreneurial abilities, Pankaj is credited with taking Search Value from a tiny startup 7 years ago to being a powerhouse of the executive search business in India today. He also nurtures and advices some start ups in the E Commerce space in India. Pankaj works closely with some of the top corporates in India, helping them ‘add value to their human capital

Previously Pankaj has worked in companies like Hindustan Unilever Limited, Aviva and MetLife which gives him a strong understanding of the strategic and financial issues affecting organizations today. He is known to be associated with some disruptive work done in the executive search space in the last 7 years. He was the Director Marketing with MetLife in his last assignment prior to starting Search Value.

Pankaj has done B Chem Engg, Chemical Engineering from UDCT in 1994 and a Masters in Management Studies from NMIMS Mumbai in 1999


Senior Partner, Mumbai

Poonam Bhatia has over twenty six years of professional experience of which the last three years have been with Search Value as Senior Partner where she is responsible for providing career consulting services to senior/ mid-level professionals as well as support ing the client companies with their human talent needs.

She has spent 18+ years in HR leadership positions, in India and Japan where she has partnered with businesses in media, consulting, software services, manufacturing, sales & marketing organizations and education sector.

Her last assignment prior to this was as Head of Human Resources & Administration for West & South regions at HT Media Ltd in Mumbai. In addition, she was also responsible for launching and leading business operations of HT Next, the student edition of Hindustan Times in Mumbai.

Prior to HT Media, Poonam headed HR in Woodstock School, Mussoorie, and Kodaikanal International School,. She has worked in Tokyo for over 4 years, where she set up the Tokyo branch of a California-based IT solutions provider company, R Systems Inc., as its HR Head. Later, she joined Veritas International Inc., a Tokyo-based Executive Search company, and successfully led Leadership Searches across Financial and IT sectors. The early years of her professional career were spent in HR function at J.K Synthetics, Eicher Tractors, Ranbaxy Laboratories, and Essar Cellphone/ Vodafone.

She is also very actively involved in the governance of Woodstock School, Mussoorie – amongst the oldest and most prestigious boarding schools in Asia – as a member of its Board of Directors.

She graduated from Lady Irwin College, New Delhi, and did her MBA from Podar Institute of Management, Jaipur.


Senior Partner, Delhi

Svetleena also popularly known as Svety has 15+years of professional experience of which the last 5 years have been with Search Value .She comes from strong advertising, media and marketing background and leads our foray into Media, FMCG, Auto, Digital and Entertainment.

Previously she has worked with adidas where she set up their Media and CRM verticals in India. Prior to that she worked with Lintas Media Group as a Media Director. She has worked in several high impact roles and has been involved with core brand and media strategy and execution on both sides – advertising agency and a global marketing organization. Her work specialties include : Brand and Marketing Communications, Media Broadcasting & Entertainment, Go To Market & Direct Marketing, Digital Media & E-Commerce. Svety has also led strong marketing-sales integration roles and has a keen understanding of business and stakeholder expectations

Svety is a published writer and her view is much sought after on topics of socio cultural significance. A strong proponent of inclusion, she feels at Search Value, we embody the ultimate 'diverse' team.

Svety also serves on the Governing Body of one of the oldest academic institutions of Delhi University. Svety is a graduate of LSR, Delhi and an MBA from MICA, Ahmedabad.


Senior Partner, Delhi

Sanjay comes with a total of 26 + years of professional experience and has worked with Search Value for the past 2 years. . His focus in Search Value is business development, fostering strong client relationships and delivery on critical leadership mandates across functions and sectors. Sanjay has done extensive work in the consumer, telecom, retail , FMCG , FMCD and manufacturing sectors

Previously Sanjay was a Partner with Lighthouse Partners i, where he was among the first two senior hires and worked with them for 9 years, working as a Business Head and leading a team to build their B2C (Telecom & Retail) practice.

Sanjay started his career in advertising with Enterprise Nexus, a mid size agency and among the most formidable in the circuit, where he worked with leaders in the ad and business fraternities. Enterprise’s client roster comprised top notch large and small MNC and Indian organisations. Starting as a Management Trainee, he rose to become the Client Services Director. With clear strengths in consumer insights and brand strategy management, for a period Sanjay also led the Planning function at the Delhi office. His work for the pitch that won the agency their first automobile account broke new ground in opening doors to big ticket businesses.

Sanjay is an MBA from Allahabad University.


Vice President, Delhi

Taruna has 9+ years of experience of which the last 6 years have been with Search Value.

She comes with widespread experience in domain of Sales, Retail, Research & Consulting. Previously Taruna has worked with DLF Ltd, FICCI (Federation of India Chambers of Commerce and Industry) and DTZ International.

Taruna has built amazing expertise in telecom, FMCG, FMCD & Manufacturing in a very short period of time.

She is an MBA from the Amity Business School, Noida.


Vice President, Delhi

Nupur comes with 15 + years of experience of which the last 4 years have been with Search Value.She brings more than a decade of experience exclusively in Executive Search and has handled diverse search assignments across sectors and functions, her work includes searches for senior professionals including Business and Functional Heads for leading Multinationals as well as Indian Business Houses. Her areas of expertise are digital, consumer , FMCG, FMCD, media, retail and telecom

Previously she has worked with Gilbert Tweed Associates as Manager-Client Relations for 6 years and CSG Consulting before that.

Nupur‘s past experience makes her adept at understanding organizational culture, processes, client specific needs and motivations. Nupur has successfully closed more than 100 searches in very different and diverse roles across industries.

She is a Psychology graduate from JMC, Delhi University and has done her MBA from Goa Institute of Management, Goa


Vice President Business Development, Mumbai

Shailja comes with 14 years of experience in the realm of Human Resources of which the last 3 years have been with Search Value.

Previously she has worked with Future Group, , Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd ,Bunge, Essar, General Mills and Pernod Ricard. She has grown to head senior management roles in these organisations and thus brings with her valuable experience in the FMCG, Healthcare, Media and Retail space.

She is a graduate in Psychology from Sophia Collage and a Masters in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from Tata Institute Of Social Sciences ( TISS).


Vice President,Delhi

Mukta has 15+ years of work experience been with Search Value for the last 2 years. A seasoned media sales professional she has used per past experience in understanding requirements and fits for corporates across Media, FMCG , Healthcare and Insurance verticals.

Previously she was with Conde Nast India where she was heading the Digital Ad Sales division.She has also worked for Microsoft,MTV ,Sony and Times of India.She has held mid to senior level positions in established media companies and has a deep understanding of the Print, TV and Online verticals.

Mukta's top 5 strengths according to Gallup Strengths finder are Harmony,Responsibility,Consistency,Competition and Empathy.

Mukta is an English Hons graduate from Delhi University and also holds a PGDMM from the Times School of Marketing,Delhi.


AVP Research & Operations,Delhi

Deepali has 15 + years of experience and has been with Search Value for the last 6 years. In her capacity as an operations person in Search Value, she takes care of the entire backend , research, data management and is often the interface between candidates and clients.

Previously she has worked with GE Money where she was responsible for corporate communications and was incharge of employee engagement . She was awarded an” Extra Miller award” for her outstanding work and performance at GE.She has also worked at GENPACT in the collections team.

Deepali’s strengths as per the Gallup strengths finder are – Harmony, Consistency, Responsibility, Input and Belief.

Deepali has done an PGDMHR ( Post graduation diploma in Human resource management) from Symbiosis center for Distance learning)


Head,New Business Development,Delhi

Aakriti has 14 +years of experience and has been with Search Value since early 2015 .She is leading the new business practices for Search Value.

Previously she has worked with GE as C&B Head .She has also worked with Aon Hewitt Capital & GECIS .Her rich experience in Human Resources across Financial Services & ITES industries gives her a strong understanding of the various business cycles that companies go through covering start up, growth, maintenance and rationalisation of human capital.

Aakriti is a certified NLP practitioner & volunteers as a Counselor with Sanjivini Society for Mental health, a premier NGO based in Delhi. Aakriti is also a certified Life Coach.

Aakriti serves on the sexual harassment committee of a Microfinance company in Delhi

She has Masters degree in Personnel Management from Pune University.