Practice domains:
- Automotive
- Engineering & Industrial
- Process Industry
- Natural Resources & Renewables

Shashikant Thakar

Assistant Vice President

Shashikant is a Mechanical Engineer and a Post Graduate in Marketing from SIBM, Pune. He has 16 years of professional experience across the Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering and Executive Search industry. More than a decade of his career has been in Executive Search wherein he was engaged with corporates in India hiring for C-suite roles and functional leadership positions.   He specializes in Manufacturing, Engineering, Automotive, Natural resources and Process industry. He follows a meticulous research process resulting in a talent pool of candidates meeting the specifications. This ensures a high acceptability of the research outcomes from the clients’ evaluation lens. Once the appointments are made in an exacting manner, the appointments tend to be successful and last for long tenures resulting in repeat work. on the other axis, which is the functional portfolios, Shashikant has completed few impactful CFO assignments for both Indian business houses and MNCs. A case in point is, he worked closely with a multi-billion USD Indian MNC in the auto components space for hiring a CFO (overseas) for their JV with a Chinese company.   Shashikant’s holy grail is to work on complex search assignments - the more the niche, the more exciting it is for him. He thrives in researching talent from non-standard occupations such as universities, government sponsored research foundations, start-up environments and across the globe. He has a true research DNA.   He is a regular practitioner of yoga. Amongst the other hobbies, he also is a voracious serious reader and keeps himself updated on the space and defence industry.