Co – Founder and Advisor
Sunit heads Hunt Partners’ Private Equity practice across Asia, and is a Managing Partner of the firm. Sunit has worked with a large number of corporate boards and is an advisor to several Indian business houses on Corporate Governance. He has co-authored the India Board Report, India’s foremost research paper on Corporate Governance, in conjunction with the CII.
Sunit started his search career with Horton International, a high-end executive search firm in the US in 1996 and later moved to India to head Horton’s India operations. His past experience is in the telecom industry.
Sunit also co-founded Third Sector Partners (TSP), a not for profit search firm for the development sector. TSP in turn spawned Katalyst, a program which strives for the economic empowerment of underprivileged girls through professional education and several unique interventions. Sunit is a past Chairman of United Way of Mumbai, Vice Chairman – American Chamber of Commerce, Mumbai, and Treasurer of the Wharton Alumni Association of India.
Sunit received a business degree in marketing management from the Wharton School, and also a degree in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Advisor and Management Consultant
Vijay has a Bachelors degree in Engineering (1973) and has the distinction of being a topper at the Punjab University. He is currently an Independent Director and Advisor to a number of companies in the NBFC, Education, Healthcare, Energy and Engineering sectors.
Vijay was Head of Group Corporate HR of AFL, one of the large service sector groups’ in India (revenue of $ 200 MM). He previously worked for engineering giants such as Escorts and Larsen & Toubro.
He is a specialist in HR Systems, Assessment & Selection, Compensation Planning and Organizational Restructuring and also has done considerable work in the area of training & development. He has been a member of the Executive Board of the National HRD Network and is member of the National Council of the Indian Society for Training and Development for over 15 years.
Mentoring & coaching have been some of his deeper interests and he coaches a few young entrepreneurs. He is an invitee as a specialist on the selection/promotion panel for senior management positions in universities & Govt corporations. He has been a visiting faculty in the country’s prestigious IIMs & other institutes of national repute and been a speaker at the conferences of ISTD & National HRD Network.
Shital Kakkar Mehra is one of the most experienced practitioners of corporate etiquette and international protocol in India today. She has trained over five thousand executives, focusing on the special requirements of the Global Indian. She has trained professionals from global and progressive firms like Accenture, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BASF, CRISIL, Deutsche Bank, KPMG, Kotak Bank, Ernst & Young, Johnson & Johnson India, amongst several others.
Shital has written numerous articles for dailies and magazines on the importance of business etiquette in converting “contacts to contracts”. She has contributed a regular column to the Corporate Dossier, The Economic Times, for the past few years. She has been invited as a guest speaker to the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, IIM- Bangalore and IIM – Lucknow.
Shital has written a book titled “Business Etiquette: A Guide for the Indian Professional”, published by Harper Collins in India. Her book is India’s first comprehensive guide on business etiquette, customized for the new-age Global Indian.