Monica Agrawal

Managing Director - Financial Services, Asia Pacific, India Lead - Board Services

Monica heads Korn Ferry’s Financial Services in APAC Region, in addition to leading the Board Practice in India. She has been with Korn Ferry since 2012 and has partnered with leading Indian and International Financial Services groups to help them have the best leaders in place.

Monica has enhanced the intrinsic value of numerous organizations by building diverse boards, high performing CEOs and management teams through critical leadership development processes, from board and CEO selection to evaluation, transition, succession and on-going progression planning. In 2018, Monica co-authored, “Boards that Lead”, a pioneering study on board practices in India, in partnership with the National Stock Exchange (NSE).

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Monica had 20 years of experience across leading organizations including HSBC, MasterCard, Aviva Life Insurance, Unilever and Bennett & Coleman. She was the General Secretary of the India Cards Council, the de-facto payment cards Industry Forum which had representation from over 25 leading Banks in India to charter the growth of payment cards in the country including Public Policy.

She has worked closely with the promoters of Bennett & Coleman Limited (The Times of India Group), in launching new initiatives across print & electronic media.

Monica holds a Master’s degree in Finance & Control and is an Economics Honors graduate from University of Delhi, India.