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Zefrin is a Partner with ABC Consultants and manages multiple Industry verticals with complete business responsibility. He Heads the firm’s Industrial and Oil & Gas practices and also leads the Global sourcing specialist service that has been developed to address the needs of global businesses looking at employing Indian & Expatriate talent at leadership / senior levels outside India.

Zefrin has around 27 years of experience, of which over 20 has been with the Executive Search industry. He started his career with ABC in 2004 and has partnered companies across various sectors and geographies for their leadership hiring.
Prior to Executive Search, he has 7 years of experience in Sales and Marketing with firms like Godrej GE Appliances and Larsen & Toubro Limited.

He is a Production Engineer from Mumbai University and a Post Graduate in Human Resources from Symbiosis Centre of Distance Learning

Namita Shirgaonkar leads the Oil & Gas, which encompasses equipment and services for the Upstream, Midstream, Downstream space – EPC and Process Licensors, and the Industrial Automation practice at ABC Consultants.

She joined the firm in November 2009, and since then has been working across a spectrum of capital-intensive industries. She has successfully delivered on mandates across technical and non-technical functions, with a focus on Oil and Gas, Manufacturing & Engineering, Metal & Mining and Power. She has the expertise in managing the transitions ranging from Functional Heads to CXOs and Upper Middle Management through a team of experts she has developed.

Prior to ABC, Namita was associated with Gilbert Tweed Associates, an Executive Search Firm, where she specialised in hiring for leadership positions in the Engineering & Manufacturing sector which comprised of Automobile, Sugar, Heavy Engineering, Power, Mining etc.

Namita is an Electronics and Telecommunication Engineer from Mumbai University. She loves to explore things, people, places and is a sustainability enthusiast.

Sujitha Marnad, based in Mumbai, leads ABC’s Chemical & Allied vertical nationally which is a part of Industrial Practice. Sujitha looks back on 12 years of executive and management search experience, with an intensifying focus on manufacturing business. She worked on key leadership mandates in this sector. Currently in the Industrial vertical she handles clients across Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Lubricants, Paints, Agri and Allied sectors managing a team of consultants.

She started her career with ABC Consultants in 2006, managing critical assignments and client relationship across Engineering, Process and Infrastructure space. Prior to joining Abc , she was with Adroit Consulting handling middle and senior assignments for manufacturing industry.

She earned a BE in Electrical and Electronics from Visvesvaraya Technological University and Post Graduate in HR Management from Alliance Business Academy, Bengaluru

Vaishali Mayekar-Sontakke is associated with Industrial practice. Vaishali has around 16 years of experience and has been associated with the Executive Search business for around 13 years. She has had extensive experience in handling leadership assignments across industries like Manufacturing and Engineering. She has also set-up the selection business for Gilbert Tweed Associates, which was her last assignment during her tenure with them. Prior to her association with the search industry, she was working with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) / WHO / Tata Memorial for a cancer project on the Cervical Cancer. Vaishali is a Commerce Graduate and is a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources from Wellingkar’s Institute of Management Studies.

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