Customer Testimonial

Rohini Nilekani

Rohini Nilekani

Chairperson

Chairperson

“Arghyam is a grant -making foundation I set up with a personal endowment, focused on ground water and sanitation. Sunita Nadhamuni, our first CEO helped shape Arghyam’s work and values. After 7 years of stellar leadership, she wanted to move on. It is always a big challenge to hire a CEO who will take over effectively from the first CEO. As a grant-making non-profit, we wanted to bring on-board a CEO with corporate leadership experience, as we believed it would help Arghyam scale and make a stronger impact.

When we met Anu Parthasarathy for the search, we were impressed with her “can do” attitude and her ideas on what kind of person we should bring on-board. She helped us think through the role, as also the profile of an ideal candidate for the role. She helped us write out a job description that truly brought out the uniqueness of the role and, I believe, attracted the right candidates to interview with us. Eventually, we found a strong, highly-qualified, candidate who could have run a business for any large corporate, but instead chose to run Arghyam. Mala Subramaniam has definitely made a big difference to Arghyam by putting in place systems, processes, metrics and bringing a sharper focus on goals. Arghyam is in good hands and has moved to a next level of growth.

I believe Anu really gets what it takes to hire leadership for the social sector. She is able to convey the right message to attract the best talent from a larger pool, beyond the limited set of professionals within the NGO sector.

“Anu’s company was perfect for our needs – she has an excellent network, a good understanding of the Indian market, and works in my time zone…The search was conducted very efficiently and quickly . I didn’t have to think about it too much or spend too much time on it.”

A V Sridhar

President & CEO

Digite, Inc.

“In life there are those that talk about doing and those that actually do. Anu Partha is the latter. She is a well connected professional who inspires others to think differently, share openly and honestly, and is a person with high ethical standards.
In particular, I loved their articulate and accurate candidate-statements, which I think really helped us in interviewing & hiring the right talent.” READ MORE +

Narayan Thammaiah

Director, Human Resources, Asia-Pac

Rambus Inc

“Her strong presentation, bringing out why a general management type person was needed in that phase of the company, enabled me to get all our interviewers on-board for the final choice. Overall, we had an excellent experience working with Anu, and a very effective one too as Ketera became the model for all Kleiner Perkins companies looking to set up offshore operations.” READ MORE +

Raj Shah

Vice President

Ketera Technologies, Inc

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