Nishchae Suri

Managing Director, India Cornerstone

Mr. Nishchae Suri is the Managing Director, India, at Cornerstone. Nishchae was earlier serving as the President, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa at EdCast, which got acquired by Cornerstone in May 2022.

Prior to EdCast, Nishchae was a Senior Partner with KPMG in India. With over 25 years of experience in consulting and academia, he has worked with a wide array of clients in 25 countries across Asia and the Middle East. Prior to joining KPMG, Nishchae was the Managing Director and CEO for Mercer India. He started his career with Hewitt Associates (Aon) where he held several leadership positions and achieved the feat of becoming the youngest ever Global Partner. Nishchae has led some of the largest organization transformation engagements working with Public Sector Enterprises, Indian & Foreign Multinationals and family-led businesses. His pioneering work and thought leadership in these areas through consulting, research, published writings and addressing conferences have been widely recognised by both the business fraternity and the media. In 2005, CNBC recognised him by conferring on him with the title –‘Young Turk’, an award for young achievers who were helping shape and transform businesses.

A teacher at heart, Nishchae frequently lectures at leading business schools across the country and is also a faculty member with WorldatWork (a global association for human resource management professionals and business leaders). His passion for education and pursuit of building the next generation of leaders led Nishchae to co-found the School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL). Nishchae has held several positions of responsibility with leading associations including NHRDN where he served on their Board in the capacity of their National Treasurer and as the President of Delhi and National Capital Region. To promote development of talent across the country, as the Chairman of the Young Minds Council, he conceptualised and launched the ‘Ram Charan’ Awards for Young HR Icons, a platform for recognising and celebrating bright HR talent from top business schools and corporates.

Nishchae holds an MBA in Finance from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, where he was awarded a gold medal and several scholarships for academic excellence.