Leadership Overview


The leadership team at The Head Hunters India has combined experience of over 120 man years. We believe that our people are our greatest strength and we systematically invest in them to deliver unmatched client service. We believe in keeping our client’s interest first and we are proud to state that we haven’t lost a single client from day one, because of the relentless efforts of our team.

Our team is a vibrant mix of people - young go getters with strong educational backgrounds to experienced people with the vision to direct the team forward. Two decades of recruitment industry experience has helped us hone our core strengths:

+ Strong processes and methodologies
+ Quick response and constant feedback
+ Strong Project Management Skills
+ International exposure


Senior Management

Chairman and Managing Director

Mr.Kris Lakshmikanth MBA - IIMC
Founder CEO & Managing Director

Kris Lakshmikanth is the Founder CEO and Chairman of Headhunters India Pvt. Ltd. and also the chief strategic head spearheading the company since its inception in 1987. Kris is a MBA from IIMC – ranked among the top 3 business schools in India. Kris has held Senior Sales/Marketing positions in various industries before founding The Head Hunters India.

Kris provides the strategic directions to the company and is also personally involved in senior level searches. Often quoted and featured in the offline and online media, Kris Lakshmikanth is considered one of the leading opinion leaders in Human Resources and recruitment industry in India.
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Dr. Subramani Uthappa
Senior Partner

Dr Subramani Uthappa is an engineer and a PhD in management. He has 26 years industry experience in sales, marketing and general management. Dr Uthappa's last assignment before joining, The Head Hunters India Group was as Managing director of Hyundai Motors Nigeria Ltd. In India, Dr Uthappa has worked with Tata Group, IFB Bosch & Shetron in leadership positions. He is based out of Bangalore..

Mr. Gogo Rajan

Gold medalist from Madras University and MBA from IIM, Calcutta (1972)Over 35 years experience across various segments – FMCG
( Liptons, ITC, Markets India); Printing and Publishing (TTK
group); Organization and Brand building ( Sterling Resorts group,
Pomsy Snack Food); Trading and manufacturing ( Nigeria/ W. Africa)
Held CEO positions from 1990 onwards till 2009 – last assignment
Executive Director of European Soaps and Detergents in Lagos
Heading an leading NGO for 4 years Managing CXO and senior level searches across all non-IT verticals,
based at Chennai

Ms.Nalina Srinath

PGDM from TA Pai Management Institute.

Over 20 years experience in sales and marketing of which 14 years in recruiting consulting

Managed CXO/ senior management searches in IT, Manufacturing, Real estate verticals.


Mr.Dhananjaya Ramdas
Partner -Business Development

Mr.Dhananjaya Ramdas is a MBA from IMT,
Ghaziabad an elite business school ranked among the top in India. He has 22 years of experience in industry .He was associated with Gillette, Wipro Consumer Care, GE India ,Future Group and the Mahindra Group – and specializes on Business Development,
Sales and Marketing .He is a Senior Vice President anchoring CXO searches for non IT business domains.

Mrs. Gita Manian

Gita is a graduate in Physics from Delhi University and a post graduate in management from IIM, Ahmedabad.

She began her career in the advertising industry. As a part of the client service team in Lintas and later at Rediffusion , she was responsible for various product category and new launches like Lipton tea bags, Honda scooters, and Voltas cooking oil.

She is a founder and Director in Maxigen Communications Pvt Ltd., which has managed the marketing communication requirements of some of the largest companies in India and abroad.

She has been a columnist with leading business magazines and also been a guest lecturer at both SP Jain and the Xavier Institute of Management.

Based out of Mumbai, she will lead the business development and delivery functions for the western region of the country.

Mr. T. A. Balasubramanian (Tabby)

Tabby is a graduate in Chemical Engineering from IIT Madras, and a post graduate in management from IIM, Calcutta. He has 15 years of experience in the Corporate Sector, during which has has held technical and managerial positions in organisations such as ASCI, IDPL and HPCL.

He is a co-founder and Managing Director of Maxigen Communication since 1993, involved in various business domains such as IT, BPO, Technology, Hospitality, Engineering Consultancy and Retailing. He has written professional columns in leading publications such as Economic Times, Businessworld, Business India, Computers Today and Dataquest.

Based at Mumbai, Tabby will be involved in Business Development and support of existing clients in Western India. .



Vice President

Ms.Renu Akhileswaran
Vice President Executive Search

14 + Years of Experience in Financial Analysis , Credit Risk Assessment and Executive Search. Worked
with large Banks such as HSBC, ICICI and BNP Paribas. A Chartered Accountant- articled in PWC with over 8 years of experience in the BFSI space. Has been in the Corporate Banking sector, specifically under the financial analysis and credit risk assessment Works Across Multiple Industry verticals

Ms. Puja Ghosh
Vice President- IT / BPO Practice

Comes with 12+ years of industry experience in Executive Search and Recruitment for India and International Markets. Over 8 years in Senior Executive Search. Prior to The Head Hunters, she has worked with Mafoi , FCS Software , Team Lease & RPO Worldwide (iGATE company) where she was engaged with Business Leaders for Senior level resource hiring. MBA in HR from UTKAL University.

Mr. Sandeep Kumar Das
Senior Vice President Business Development

16+ years of experience in Sales & Marketing,
Business Development and Product development across Banking, Real Estate, SCM and Hospitality. Worked with leading banks like HSBC , Standard Chartered, ICICI , HDFC in senior positions handling large geography and teams. Business Development across all industry domains BE (Civil) & MBA from one of the Top B School’s in India – SIMS, Pune

Mr. Vijay Venkates
Senior Vice President Executive Search

Vijay has 12 years of experience in executive search across India & Middle East. He started his career with The Headhunters India and has handled various CXO assignments across EPC, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Hospitality & Infrastructure. He then moved to the Middle East and worked with various groups like Zenath Landmark Group, ETA Star Ascon group managing their Talent acquisition function across the Middle East, Malaysia, India & Africa. He is a production engineer and holds an executive MBA from IIM Calcutta.