ABOUT US TEAM MANAGEMENT
Arthur Leonard Robert (Bob) Morton, Chairman
Bob is an Entrepreneur, Investor and Financier. He is a Chartered Accountant, F.C.A. and a Resident In Jersey.
Currently he is the Chairman of 5 British Public Companies and several private companies like Tenon Plc, the largest quoted accountancy group ranked 9th in the UK, St. Peter Port Capital Plc, a USD 150 Million pre IPO Investment Trust based in Guernsey, Armour Group Plc, UK market leader in home entertainment, Ekay Plc, a fast growing media UK media group, Servoca Plc, a fast growing UK recruitment group in education, health care and security, Spargonet Consulting Plc, a UK I.T. Consulting business and Merritts Properties Limited, a property investment business and Incar Entertainment Products.
Additionally he is a shareholder in numerous companies including Hawk Investment Holdings Limited, a USD 60 Million investment company based in Guernsey
Ronesh Puri, Managing Director
Ronesh joined Executive Access in the year 1995 as a Senior Consultant and took over as the Managing Director in November 1997. Prior to this, he has been an advocate and a banker. Ronesh has worked on more than 300 searches across sectors, including over 100 Chief Executive and Board level searches. He has successfully facilitated numerous leadership transitions in sectors like Financial Services, Education, Real Estate, Consumer and Industrial. Ronesh actively mentors and coaches a number of leaders and CEOs on talent strategy, resource management and business performance. He frequently authors articles and books on leadership and HR issues. He has served on the FICCI HR committee and is also a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry, Delhi HRD Network and TiE. He was recently awarded the prestigious “Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award” for being one of the most promising entrepreneurs in Asia.
Ronesh graduated in Economics from Fergusson College, Pune and subsequently completed his LLB and Diploma in Management.
Sean Dexter, Executive Director
Sean Dexter serves on the board of directors of Executive Access since 2009. He has spent over 14 years in India and has been closely associated with the development of the mobile telecom industry. From 1996 to 2000 Mr. Dexter was the Managing Director of Spice Telecom in Punjab where he was responsible for successfully building the mobile phone company from scratch into a leading operator. He oversaw the development of the company from a single employee to one with over 250 employees. In 2000 he moved to Bangalore as the Managing Director of Spice Telecom Karnataka where he continued to manage the operations until 2005.
At the end of 2005 Mr. Dexter left Spice telecom and set up his own Telecom and IT services consultancy firm in Bangalore and also created an IT start up in the analytics and business intelligence space. Through his consultancy company he works with several MNCs across Italy, New Zealand and the UK.
Charul Madan, Managing Partner
Charul has 17 plus years experience and he joined Executive Access India in the year 2000. Over the last 15 years he has personally conducted over 300 successful executive search consulting projects and has advised Fortune 100, Diversified Indian Corporate, Private Equity Firms, Mid Cap Multinational, and explosive Start-ups.
His advisory industry experience covers a variety of sectors, including Consumer Technology, Enterprise Technology, Media, Telecom, Consumer, Private Equity and Professional Services. He is also personally passionate about working with the not for profit sector for their leadership needs.
He has over the years developed specialist expertise in Board & CXO searches, organization build-out, leadership transitions, and handling Diversity & Inclusion focused assignments. Charul has also conducted several organization, market and compensation diagnostic studies for his clients.
Prior to his career in executive search, he was the co-founder of an Indo-Swiss joint venture. The company was a pioneer in India in the space of automated level crossing and worker safety protection solutions & products. He successfully divested the company and by then it had 110 people and 1 assembly facility. He started his career with a multi interest management advisory firm where he worked for a couple of years.
Charul is currently also an active angel investor and has invested in various companies in their early stage. He is a Director on the Board of two of such companies. He has completed his Management program from the Indian Institute of Planning and Management, New Delhi
Charul is an avid squash player and enjoys horseback riding with his wife and daughter over the weekends. He was a national level Soccer, Hockey and Basketball player in high school.
Rajesh Pundir, Managing Partner
Rajesh has spent over a decade of his career spanning almost 14 years with Executive Access.
He has consequently supported not just the evolution of practice areas, but also the underlying processes of Executive Search continuously. While he has successfully facilitated over 100 search assignments across sectors and functions that span multinational corporations, domestic businesses and SMEs, he has also built the legacy of valued partnerships.
His advisory capacity is acknowledged and sought by our clients and candidates alike, in the Consumer and Industrial sectors. His sectoral expertise is highlighted through the various projects he also undertakes for Market Intelligence studies and SWOT Analyses, apart from search. Specifically, he addresses the FMCG, Energy, Engineering and Defense industries.
Rajesh is a subject matter expert for the Legal and Corporate Affairs functions, and takes specific interest in these searches. His core qualification is a Bachelor’s degree in Law and he’s pursued his Master’s in Business Administration from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla.
He is a sports’ enthusiast and an avid reader, in his spare time.
Sunandan Bhanja Chaudhury, Managing Partner
Sunandan has over 20 years of leadership experience with multinational communication firms – President and Country Manager –Portland India, Sr VP in McCann Erickson ,VP in J Walter Thompson, Lowe Worldwide, Grey Worldwide, and Exec VP in Zenith Optimedia.
He was one of the youngest Country Managers of a Multinational Company from the MBA batch of 1983, Faculty of Management Studies.
Sunandan’s areas of competence span brand strategy and communication – he has worked closely with companies like Nestle, Heinz, Kellogg’s , Unilever, Motorola, Smith Kline Beecham, L’Oreal , DeBeers, Godrej , Boots, Eicher , Indian Airlines and Bank Am -he has expertise in building brand leadership and strategy planning, spearheading consumer insight.
Sunandan was earlier Managing Partner in Executive Search firms called IC Partners and Right Talent Consultants.
Sunandan is a graduate from St Stephen’s College and Masters in Business Management (MBA), Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi.
Sanjaya Subudhi, Chief Financial Officer and Business Controller
Sanjaya joined Executive Access as General Manager- Finance in 2005 and moved on to become the CFO of the company. He has over 25 years of experience and has worked with both multinational and promoter driven firms. Prior to Executive Access he was with World Phone Internet Services for 4 years as a part of their top management where he helped the company scale up and diversify. Before that Sanjay has worked with companies like Indo Asian Group, Pertech Computers Limited, Modi Cements Limited and Bharat Explosives Limited. Over the years Sanjaya has overseen financial strategy and budgeting, Treasury, fund management, investments and most other critical aspects of financial planning.
At Executive Access Sanjaya is a part of the leadership and plays a critical role in the company’s expansion and management. Sanjaya is a certified Chartered Accountant by qualification.