Sanjay R Shastry joins Kingsley Gate Partners

Shastry comes with 25 years of experience in executive search and business management


Kingsley Gate Partners, the global executive search company, has appointed Sanjay R Shastry as a partner in its Gurgaon office in Delhi-NCR, India. Backed by over 25 years of combined experience in both executive search and business management, Shastry specialises in the industrial sector across the startup, growth and turnaround phases of business.

At Kingsley, a company that ensures a fit between clients and placed candidates, using its proprietary framework, Synchronous Fit, he will focus on “global expansion in 2021 throughout both Asia Pac and Europe.”

Prior to joining Kingsley Gate Partners, Shastry was the CEO and managing director of RGF Executive Search, based in India. He joined RGF (formerly known as Stanton Chase) in late 2004, and set up the Delhi office from scratch, before the India franchise’s acquisition by RGF, a division of the 22B$ Recruit Holdings of Japan, in 2013.

Shastry was associated with Esso Petroleum India, a subsidiary of the former Exxon Corporation, as a part of the India startup team, before entering the executive search world. He spearheaded Esso’s launch in South India, before it ultimately went on to lead the Industrial business in the region.

Shastry admits that he wished to “be an intrinsic part of a search firm that looked and talked different while maintaining the true essence of top-level executive search.” Believing that “technology can be used in a high-touch relationship business such as executive search, especially in an increasingly disruptive environment,” Shastry is looking forward to adding the 4th C, that is, collaboration, to the 3C benefit of “client, candidate and consultant.”

An industrial and production engineer, Shastry holds a postgraduate degree in business management from XLRI.

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