Sonika has 10 years of experience in executive search. In her current role, as Associate Director and Head of Research at Executive Access, she is responsible for driving knowledge leadership for Executive Access by way of partnering with all the practices in improving execution capability and augmenting new sector capability for the firm, thereby powering the business and strengthening Executive Access’ position as a superior knowledge based search firm.
As Head of Research she brings people, process, technology and governance together and looks at developing the overall capability of the researchers. She also oversees strategic internal hiring for the firm.
In her earlier roles, she partnered with clients on a variety of searches & projects during which she executed over 45 C-suite search assignments in FMCG, Consumer Durable, Retail, Healthcare, PE portfolio Start-ups, Power & energy, Transportation, Aviation & Travel & Management Consulting across roles like CEO, Sales and Marketing, R&D, Medical Affairs, Supply Chain/Manufacturing, Legal and HR roles.
She has experience in representing clients across the spectrum that include true blue MNCs, big Indian conglomerates, mid-sized Indian firms and most recently PE funded start-ups with varying complexities and challenges.
She has represented Executive Access at various research and search forums in India and overseas. She has also covered various industry study projects across sectors like BFSI, Consumer, Aerospace and Defense and Management Consulting. Sonika earned a Masters in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi & Bachelor’s degree in Science from University of Delhi.