Humans First. Experts Later.
Our people truly set us apart. Their diverse and wide expertise across industry, consulting, executive search, talent acquisition, and new economy drives client delight.
Co-founder & Managing DirectorView bio
Co-founder & Managing Director
Gaurav Chattur is the Co-founder & Managing Director for Asia Pacific at Cátenon, and has deep experience in Human Capital working with marquee clients across industries. Gaurav comes with Management Consulting experience at Cognizant Business Consulting, where he consulted clients across Insurance, Technology, Healthcare and Life Sciences verticals in the US. During his stint at Cognizant he was closely involved with McKinsey in implementing an Operational Excellence initiative across the organization. He has also worked with Infosys as a Project Lead and a Process Consultant. Gaurav has a post graduation in management from the Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering.
Gaurav has been sportsman and has been an avid cricketer in club, college and corporate circuits. He is a regular at football and tennis. Gaurav has a keen interest in Policy, Geo-politics, Economics, and Future of work and his articles have featured in leading publications.
Vice PresidentView bio
Lakshmi is a Vice President with Catenon, based in Bangalore and heads South India. Lakshmi has over 24 years of work experience with 20 years in executive search spanning various industries including Technology, Engineering, Aerospace, Defence, Electronics, Automotive, Electric Vehicle, Consumer, Agriculture amongst others. In her last role Lakshmi was the Vice President Global Corporate Talent Acquisition with Microland. Lakshmi has close to a decade of experience with ABC Consultants and was the National Practice Head for Aerospace & Defence and Electrical & Electronics. Lakshmi is a certified coach and having completed her Associate Coach Certification (ACC) from the International Coach Federation. Lakshmi holds PGCHRM in Human Resources from XLRI, and a Bachelors in Engineering from RV College of Engineering.
Lakshmi loves to travel and explore new places. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with family.
Vice PresidentView bio
Mrinal has been with Cátenon for over 9 years and is currently a Vice President. She has over 15 years of executive search and recruitment experience. Mrinal has delivered over 700 mid to senior level mandates including key hiring at CxO, Strategy Consultants, Functional Heads, Directors levels and specialists. Mrinal has previously worked with Executive Access and Randstad. Mrinal is currently handling a number of industries in the Western region including Technology, Automotive, Management Consulting, Engineering, Paper & Packaging, Mining & Minerals, amongst others. Mrinal holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Xaiver’s Institute of Social Sciences, Ranchi and a Bachelors in History.
Mrinal is a voracious reader and reads on a variety of genres including History, Biographies, Mythology and Religion.
Vice PresidentView bio
Vaibhav Agarwal is the Vice President for the Consulting & Intelligence Practice at Cátenon. He has a decade of experience in various strategic and execution responsibilities across industries and geographies. During his stint with Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd, Vaibhav worked with two external consulting firms (McKinsey and Goldratt Consulting) driving the CEO’s agenda on Operational Excellence. He has worked with ITC Ltd as a Regional Manufacturing Manager and also led Practo’s foray into Latin America. In his last stint, Vaibhav was working with UrbanClap where he led multiple markets for their largest vertical. He holds a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Guwahati and a PGP in Management from Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad.
Vaibhav has keen interest in policy and new age companies disrupting the economic landscape in India. He likes to read on a variety of topics, human behavior being one of his most loved ones. He is also a certified TOC (Theory of Constraints) practitioner.
Assistant Vice PresidentView bio
Assistant Vice President
Amit has been with Cátenon for a decade and is currently an Assistant Vice President, managing key verticals in Western India. Amit has deep experience of delivering Senior searches across India and 25+ countries across the globe. He has delivered over 400 mid to senior level mandates including key hiring at CxO, Country Heads, Functional Heads, Directors levels and specialists. Amit has expertise across industry sectors including Chemicals, Life Sciences (Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices & Biotech), Agriculture, Pumps & Valves, Building Materials, Automotive amongst others. Amit holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from University of Pune, and a Bachelors in Computer Application.
Amit likes to keep himself abreast with current affairs. He has been a keen swimmer and basketball player. Currently he keeps himself fit with Tennis.