Ketaki Gupte, Partner - Mumbai

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I started my career in media and spent more than two decades with JWT. In my capacity as Executive Media Director, I was responsible for the largest media business in India and was credited with many firsts, like setting up Fulcrum (one of the first AORs for Unilever in India) and we earned the reputation of being the best media agency in India and in the JWT world.

My move from JWT to Korn/Ferry made headline news (after 22 years, I was part of the furniture!) As Managing Director of Korn/Ferry's Mumbai office, I was one of the early pioneers of the executive search business in India and was able over the next eight years to build a great team and establish a strong 'Consumer, Media, Advertising and Retail' practice, placing several senior leaders across companies and functions.

Over 30 years, I was an integral part of each global company, wearing multiple hats and occupying senior positions beyond the India geography. I have had the privilege of servicing large multi-national corporations as well as leading Indian businesses, establishing in the process a vast network of strong client and candidate relationships.

In 2009, after 30 years of being a 'corporate rat', I turned entrepreneur and set up Reflexion in partnership with my husband, offering senior level recruiting, leadership development and coaching services. I have recently been appointed to the board of two companies, providing me with a whole new learning. Partnering Grace Blue in India is another exciting step in my journey to renew myself.

I truly believe, 'people don't grow old. When they stop growing, they become old'.

Ketaki Gupte