The Drivers

The CA team comprises of top class consultants who come with relevant industry & consulting experience in the Search & Selection space. They have consistently earned our clients’ trust by placing high impact leaders at middle management to operational leadership levels.

Rajender Sud

Chief Executive Officer

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Rajender brings with him over 2 decades of experience in leading businesses and transformational change at the enterprise level. He was most recently the Founder and CEO of Max Skill First, which is an innovative expansion in the field of professional development, set up under the aegis of Max Group-a leading Indian business conglomerate with interests ranging from Insurance to Healthcare & Senior Living, to Manufacturing. He has been responsible for creating the right framework for the growth of client base, revenue and capability to build deeper and more meaningful value for the existing base.
 
Rajender was earlier associated with Max Life Insurance, Eureka Forbes Ltd., and a few more. He is a veteran in planning and implementation of sales processes, governance framework and overall organization design. He played a pivotal role as a founding member and as a part of senior leadership team of Max Life and led the Agency vertical as Director & Head-Agency Distribution until 2012. Throughout his career, Rajender has been a zealous catalyst in impacting organizations for creating humongous growth and learning opportunities for varied group of sales professionals.
 
He is an Executive Coach from Columbia University, New York, USA. He holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from Delhi University and has completed an Executive Business Leaders Program from IIM, Kolkata. He has been awarded with the prestigious ‘Chairman Award for Excellence’ at Max Group & with the highest award at Max Group, ‘Founder’s Award’  in 2021 in recognition of all the contributions & role modelling of company values.
 
Besides his professional strengths, Rajender is a passionate marathon runner, an ardent spiritual practitioner, a food enthusiast and a real movie buff.

Ravi Bhushan Singh

Business Head

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Ravi comes with two decades of rich experience in the areas of search & selection, sales & marketing, key accounts management and project execution.

He has advised clients and worked extensively with them for domestic and cross border requirements. He has covered broad range of sectors including energy, infrastructure, supply chain, healthcare, chemicals & process industries, basic industries, capital & electrical equipment, and building & construction industries. Few of the successful searched he has executed are CEO and Head-Operations for a Metro project, CEO for integrated security system organization for a multinational, CEO and entire leadership team for FDI funded real estate firm, Head-Strategy and Operation for a leading Indian conglomerate, India Head for renewable energy firm and other multiple strategic leadership roles for Indian and multinational organizations who make a direct impact on the performance of organization.

Prior to joining us, he was managing the western India operations with RGF Professional as an Associate Director. In his previous role with Randstad, he held the position of Business Head – Energy & Infrastructure, Center Head for Pune and Key Account Manager. He has had a track record of growing businesses successfully and developing leaders. Ravi’s recruitment career began with ABC Consultants where he worked with engineering and infrastructure clients. Ravi worked as a Change Manager at Larsen & Toubro Limited, supporting Group Executive Chairman in hiring of strategic level positions across sectors such as power, realty, infrastructure, metallurgical and material handling.

Before entering into the recruitment profession in 2008, Ravi worked in downstream operations with Reliance Industries. He was responsible for operation of Goa oil terminal and marketing of industrial petroleum products in Maharashtra and Goa. He learnt supply chain in retail during special deputation project with Reliance Retail. He started his career with Ciba Specialty in project planning and execution.

He holds a Bachelor’s in Technology in Mechanical Engineering from Amravati University and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Goa Institute of Management. Ravi loves playing table tennis and driving in his leisure time.

Laveena Joseph

Associate Director

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Laveena Joseph joined Career Access as Head – Sales and Client Engagement, and is leading our Business Development and Client Engagement initiatives in CA, based out of Bengaluru. Prior to coming on board, she was General Manager – Client Engagement & Business Development IT/ITES Pan India with ABC Consultants Pvt. Ltd. In this role, Laveena played a key role in building the IT/ITES vertical into a formidable force and the largest business contributor Amongst all verticals, registering back to back years of profitable growth. She managed to build multiple marque clientsin the space, who contribute significantly to the overall IT/ITES Practice.

Laveena brings her great strengths in Business Development, Client Relationship Management. She is extremely Customer Centric and has in-depth understanding and deep relationships in the space.

Ankit Kapoor

Consultant

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Ankit carries over seven years of experience in Executive Search, Head hunting as well as Leadership Hiring. He has been associated with Executive Access (an international leading search firm) since 2013, where he has worked on numerous successful leadership searches across Consumer, Auto, Industrial, ITES as well as Media sectors. In his current role, he is responsible for handling the entire delivery process for the searches. He joined Executive Access in 2013 as a Management Trainee, where he was groomed on the head hunting; cold calling, mapping as well as interviewing the leadership talent, etc. across sectors. After couple of months working as a Management Trainee, he was promoted as an Associate, where he was given live searches across sectors to deliver on.

In April 2015, he was again elevated as a Senior Associate, handling the entire recruitment cycle for the leadership hiring across Consumer, Industrial and Auto sector. Currently, working as an Engagement Manager since 2017, he is responsible for executing the leadership searches across for corporates across BPO, ITes, Consumer, Industrial as well as Insurance sectors.

During this term, he was also awarded with the “Best Researcher of the Year” award for the FY 2016 -17. He was also awarded as the Closure Champion for the FY 19-20. In addition to this, he was awarded as the Initiative Champion for the FY 18-19.

Ankit is an IT Engineer from Punjab Technical University and has completed his Master’s degree in Business Administration (specializing in Human Resources) from Amity Business School, Noida.

Mukesh Korudu Mukesh Korudu

Consultant

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Mukesh comes with 12 years of overall experience in Leadership Hiring and Talent Management. He has worked on Senior Level Mandates in Construction, Banking and Financial Services, Education, Not for profit, Manufacturing and Infrastructure. He started in the Construction Industry as a Project Engineer and then later on switched lanes & started his career in the search industry as a Consultant. Mukesh has worked with clients across diverse industries for hiring talent at mid to senior levels with special focus on building capabilities in the Real Estate, Energy, Infrastructure, Automotive and Pharmaceutical industries.

He has earned his Diploma in Civil Engineering from University of Mumbai and Graduate Diploma in Construction Project Management from National Institute of Construction Management and Research. He is also an MBA in International Business and Finance from Neoma Business School, France.

Sree Kumar Sree Kumar

Sree has been with us for 17 years and is currently the Manager Accounts handling Financial Reporting for Career Access independently. Sree is responsible for the entire gamut of F & A functions like – Balance Sheet, Tax Audit, Collections, Service Tax & TDS Compliances, Client Account Reconciliations, Salary Payouts, Banking and Monthly MIS to management. He also works on the Corporate Fixed Assets Register, LTA, Medical Registers, Bonus Payouts and provisions for Consultants, Engagement Manager and Associates with detailed workings, Updation of Additions and Deletions of Employees in Insurance Policies for Group Mediclaim / Term Life / Accident and getting the monthly reconciliation in the CD Account, Foreign Remittances and Payments, Interacting with Internal and Statutory Auditors during Audit. Sree has earned his MBA from Amity School of Distance Learning, Amity University as well.

Sree is an energetic and passionate individual who is completely committed to the organization and is a go-to-man in Finance for all members of the Team. We simply wouldn’t know what to do without him!