Our Team

Pooja Kumar

Founder & CEO

Pooja has 18+ years’ experience in corporate talent acquisition both on the client and talent advisory side. She started her career in Corporate Communications, Business Development and Consulting and has held progressively responsible positions in IBM Global Business Process Services and Bharti Airtel. Pooja’s last assignment was with Korn/Ferry FutureStep and she is currently leading pan-India operations for Carpe Diem Resourcing which is a boutique executive search firm focused on leadership hiring across sectors (founded in 2013). An alumnus of Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai (Post Graduation in Communications) and Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia (MBA), she is also an avid trekker, voracious reader and a student of Indian Classical Dance (Odissi & Bharatnatyam).

Pooja’s core belief is that ‘Santulan’ (Balance) is essential in becoming the best version of ourself and her life journey has led her towards Coaching. She is also a yoga practitioner and feels that there is yoga in everything that is done mindfully and with awareness. Her professional as well as personal journey has led her to interact with leaders across sectors and which has led to many learnings for her.

Pooja believes that a person needs to be viewed holistically and feels that separating the personal from the professional is a defunct concept.  She finds joy in adding value by conversing with people and helping them find their own answers.

Pooja is an observer and has been a student of kinetics (movement) for most of her life and feels that what is not said is more often than not more important than what is. She loves to travel and learn about different cultures across the world and is deeply interested in how humans approach living in various geographies.

Her aim is to leave a smile as a memory of her work and who she is. . A link talking about her recent solo performance. Her performances have also been covered in the news, here is a link.


Anushree Raju

Anushree is a Gold Medalist in Masters of Business Administration (Human Resources). She also holds a Master’s degree in Public Relations. Her prior work experience has been primarily with the manufacturing industry, where she independently handled the PMO function for the leadership of a leading industrial company. She has also been a part of the Corporate Control and Talent Search for their operations across Africa and the Middle East. Currently, Anushree is based in Dubai (UAE) where she is part of the Industrial Vertical for Carpe Diem Resourcing. A food enthusiast, Anushree enjoys baking in her free time.

Samik Biswas

Samik, an alumnus of St. Xaviers, Kolkata has done his Masters Degree and MBA in Finance from Calcutta University. Out of his total 8 years of experience, the last four have been spent working as a Consultant in the Tourism Industry. Prior to this, he has worked extensively in the in Hospitality (the Oberoi group) and FMCG (Perfetti Van Melle) sectors as well as with an Engineering Consultancy. Samik is an avid trekker and amateur photographer.

Neeta Mathur

A post graduate of IMT, Ghaziabad 1995 batch, Neeta completed her under graduation from Lady Sri Ram College, Delhi University in Commerce (Honours). Having majored in Human Resources, she worked as an HR Generalist with South-Asia’s leading Engineering Consultancy for almost a decade, before starting on the journey of freelancing in Talent Search and Development. She is interested in Psychology and completed her Masters majoring in Psychology in 2015. Also, a certified practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and an Image Consultant, Neeta is fond of reading, gardening and listening to music.

Advisory Board

Dhruv Prakash

Dhruv has over 40 years of varied industry experience including an extensive period in consulting. He has worked with several of India’s leading businesses to manage change, coach senior management, build high performance cultures, align executive compensation, restructure organizations and conduct post merger integration. Dhruv was a Managing Director at Korn/Ferry International, where he led the talent and leadership consulting practice. Before that, he was a senior consultant at Hewitt Associates where he led several practices, Leadership consulting being one, during his tenure. Earlier, he was the chief executive officer and member of the board of DCM Financial Services, and earlier, the chief financial officer of DCM Toyota. He has also held senior positions at Escorts, HCL and Amar Dye Chem. Dhruv holds a Masters degree in business administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a Masters degree in Chemistry from Meerut University. Dhruv has coached senior executives in a variety of organizations. He also serves on the board of directors of IndiaMart InterMesh, Space Matrix Design Consultants and Intec Capital.

Hitesh Dhawan

A successful serial entrepreneur from the ‘street smart’ crop with over 17 years of experience in the digital solutions domain. A passionate people’s man who has worked on delivering business solutions and unlocking business value for a wide array of clients across different industry verticals and across different geographies. What excites him the most is the ability to provide business value and deliver results that positively impact a business. As part of being a digital entrepreneur, Hitesh is involved in wide variety of projects that involve helping new businesses with their digital strategies to working with leading brands and fortune 500 companies and helping them achieve digital objectives.

Abdul Khan

Abdul Khan is the CEO of 4 Marketing Technology Venture, India’s first next-generation marketing technology company based on the 4th Industrial Revolution, which is set to transform marketing and governance globally.

Involved in kickstarting and transforming businesses in highly competitive industries, he has been the Chief Marketing Officer at Tata and Reliance as well as an advisor to the Chairman and MD of Reliance Industries. He has also successfully led the launches of McDonald’s, Samsung, IBM, Reliance Infocomm, Tata Docomo and many other leading brands nationwide. Abdul has worked across geographies such as China and UK and has been a key part of international teams. He is a part of Africa’s CEO Economic Forum, and is working on deep technology related projects in African nations such as Gabon and Rwanda.

Abdul is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur) and the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad).