RGF Executive Search India ex-CEO Sanjay R. Shastry joins Kingsley Gate Partners

New Delhi: Kingsley Gate Partners today announced that it has appointed Sanjay R. Shastry as partner in its Gurgaon office. Shastry was the chief executive and managing director of the India operations of RGF Executive Search, before the company ceased operations in India in October last year. Kingsley Gate Partners is an executive search firm headquartered in Dallas, USA and said it works with companies in 30 countries.

Shastry had joined RGF (formerly known as Stanton Chase) in late 2004 and built the Delhi team prior to the India franchise’s acquisition by RGF, a division of the Recruit Holdings of Japan, in 2013. Recruit Holdings is a publicly traded company that is worth north of $22 billion.

The office of the CEO, Kingsley Gate Partners issued a statement saying, “Kingsley Gate Partners is laser-focused on global expansion in 2021 throughout both Asia Pac and Europe. As a first step in the rolling out of that strategy, we are delighted to welcome Sanjay to our team.”

Said Shastry, “I joined Kingsley Gate Partners as I wanted to be an intrinsic part of a search firm that looked and talked different while maintaining the true essence of top-level executive search. I challenged the rather conservative me that technology can be used in a high-touch relationship business such as Executive Search, especially in an increasingly disruptive environment we live in. Nobody endeavored to change the way the search business was run for more than half a century. At Kingsley Gate Partners, I believe this paradigm can be shattered for what I call the 3C benefit; Client, Candidate and Consultant- all with a 4th C-Collaboration.”

Shastry is an industrial and production engineer with a post-graduate degree in business management from XLRI.

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