Jheelaf has over 16 years experience, 13+ years specifically in Executive Search Industry having worked in India and UAE handling mandates across various geographies. She has extensive experience in managing local and international assignments especially gained during her tenure with leading global Executive Search firms including Spencer Stuart and Egon Zehnder. Jheelaf has worked mostly in startup scenarios where systems and processes had to be built from scratch which gave her an opportunity to project manage some of the initiatives.
Her early career in Executive Search in India was as a Consultant with Personnel Search Services a JV with Ray & Berndtson. She then moved to Dubai in beginning of 2002 where she continued to work with contingency firms and then within the retained search space giving her exposure to international best practices, she also underwent extensive training. She has worked on senior level mandates with major blue chip clients across multiple industries like FMCG, Retail, Hospitality, Real Estate, BFSI and Telecommunications.
Jheelaf joined Ward Howell as a Partner in February 2015. In her current role she is not only responsible for assignment execution and delivery but training and induction as well. She is also in the process of developing Knowledge Management Process capabilities to support business.
Jheelaf obtained a Bachelors of Arts Degree from University of Delhi and did her MBA in Marketing from University of Pune.