Priya Chetty-Rajagopal - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 2
1:00 pm
The Red Couch

Leapfrog: Practices to Thrive

Mukesh Sud, Priyank Narayan with Priya Chetty-Rajagopal

Day 2
4:15 pm
Tennis Court

Unconscious Bias

Smita Tharoor with Priya Chetty Rajagopal


An impactful businessperson, CXO search consultant & now civic evangelist, Priya Chetty-Rajagopal recently co-founded Multiversal Advisory, representing a paradigm shift in Executive Search. On the Boards of TiE, Bangalore, Akshara Foundation & Civilia, she has been in the People Consulting space from 2004; her previous assignment was as Board Member & Executive Director- Leadership & Board Practice, RGF Executive Search. She joined Stanton Chase India brand in 2004 (which was acquired by RGF, the global search brand of the Japanese $ 15 billion Recruit Holding Co. Ltd.) She has successfully led Chief Executive Officer level search assignments for a varied selection of companies in India. Priya worked for over 19 years in financial services, covering credit cards with pioneers Diners Club, as well as the services industry with Diners Business Services (DBS). Priya was nominated Femina Woman of the Year 2017, conferred the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award for Excellence in 1997, recognized by the Guild of Women Achievers in 2000, and was selected by the British Government for the Chevening Scholarship in 2004. Active in various business groups, Priya was Chairperson of the Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), Karnataka, and from 2007, elected to the National Executive Council of the IACC, the first woman to hold either of these positions. In addition to being the Founder-Chair of the IACC’s Women’s Business Council, Convener of the CII Women’s Business Leadership Forum for over 4 years till 2011, and a board member at TiE, Akshara Foundation & Civilia, Priya serves on the Advisory Council of Common Purpose, India, Asia Pacific Council of the AESC as well as the Academic Council of her Alma Mater, Mount Carmel College. Co-founder of CfB, which architected the famed Steel Flyover Beda movement in Bangalore, one of the strongest & most memorable of citizen campaigns , she is equally committed to heritage as the founder of #HeritageBeku & the less visible cause of Animal Welfare. A columnist in her spare time, she remains passionate about Executive Search, Bangalore, Women’s Causes, Urban Spaces and Animal Rescue, not necessarily in that order. In her rare time off, Priya wonders about being a Google Doodle, is happiest working on animal advocacy issues, spending time with her family, curled up with her iPad or a book in hand.