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Sharona Dougherty

Sharona Dougherty is the Chief of Staff at ANSR. Her 20 years of experience spans across working with company’s leadership and building strong relationship with team members across the organization to influence outcomes and maintain organizational momentum. She has been a key member of the ANSR founding team since its inception in 2004.  In her current role, Sharona organizes and prioritizes critical organizational issues and required information for the company to facilitate efficient decision making. Previously, Sharona worked at Target and Suntech Data Systems in similar roles.


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Varun Verma

Varun Verma leads the people consulting practice at ANSR. He is currently the GBO POT Workstream Lead – IKEA Group. His 27 years of experience spans across HR function, within IT/ITES, Consulting and Banking/NBFC organisations of varied scale, geographical reach and maturity curve of organisation lifecycle. He has lead country expansion (or consolidations) plans, regional (APAC and EMEA) and global roles (@ DB London HQ). Person with demonstrated history across the HR job family (and some even outside), though mostly excelling in developing Total Rewards strategy, Talent and Workforce planning, Business Partnering, Consulting/HR advisory, Outsourcing/M&A, Transformations, HR Governance and strategic projects. Previously, Varun has held leadership roles at Ensono, Deutsche Bank, HP and Aon. Varun has a Bachelor degree in commerce from Delhi University and diploma in computer science.

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Anupam Pattanayak

Anupam Pattanayak leads PMO and governance at ANSR. His 20 plus years of experience spans across Client facing roles, corporate development, strategic planning, organization re-structure and change, management consulting, P&L management, running enterprise program management offices within Government, Tier-1, Non-IT sectors and GCC setups. He has been instrumental in enhancing efficiency and productivity while cutting costs within organizations in verticals such as IT Product Development and Professional Services, Government, Defense, Manufacturing and Engineering services. Previously, Anupam held leadership roles at KPMG, Fair Issac Corporation, Mahindra Satyam among others. Anupam has a bachelor degree in Electronics and Telecom from Utkal University and holds an alumnus status from IIFT, New Delhi and IIM-C in international business and corporate strategy.

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Sukumar Payala

Sukumar Payala leads the HR Operations and Talent Management at ANSR. His 18 years of experience spans across multiple sectors ranging from Retail, Shared Services, and Technology in India, Europe and UK. His experience across the HR lifecycle includes – R Strategy, Greenfield Projects, HR change and transformation, L&D, Compensation & Benefits and Organizational design. Previously Sukumar held leadership roles at Tesco and America Online. Sukumar has a bachelor degree in Computer Science engineering from Gulbarga University and an a MBA from Bangalore University.

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Sebastian Chandy

Sebastian Chandy is an employer branding and communications specialist at ANSR. He has 13 years of experience building teams, processes, and campaigns that solve brand challenges across employee experience touchpoints. He also has prior experience in the design and deployment of HR systems and processes. Before ANSR, Sebastian founded and led businesses in branding and technology – Filament and Commster Digital, which catered to his clients’ employer branding and communication, serving HR teams in employer brand discovery, articulation, and management. Sebastian has a bachelor degree in Electrical & Electronics engineering from PSG Tech and an MBA specializing in HR from XLRI.


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Monica Jamwal

Monica Jamwal leads talent acquisition at Talent500 by ANSR. Her 16+yrs of experience spans across talent consulting, talent acquisition, process design, talent branding and recruitment operations. In addition, she has strong experience at strategizing, designing, implementing & delivering large scale turnkey / green field recruitment projects in the areas of financial services & technology. Prior to joining ANSR, Monica held leadership roles at Quess Corp and Kelly Services India. Monica has a MBA in Human Resources and Marketing from Osmania University.


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Devanshi Patel

Devanshi Patel leads workspace design at ANSR. Her 22 plus years of experience spans across various facets of commercial design and project execution , showcasing in the creation of design & detail oriented workspaces. As part of this role, she works with all stakeholders to devise a strategy for growth of their workspaces in India while integrating their brand and culture to give an immersive experience to their employees. Before joining ANSR, Devanshi was leading the South India operations for US-based Interior Design company Nelson Planning & Design. Devanshi has a bachelors in computer science engineering, BFA in Interior Design and certified WELL AP.

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Arshia Ladak

Arshia Ladak leads workspace business at ANSR. Her 23 years of experience spans across product design, go to market strategy / execution and revenue generation across media, financial services and real estate industries. Previously Arshia was with the Phoenix Mills Limited for over 13 years and held leadership roles in the commercial and residential business verticals. In her last assignment with Phoenix, Arshia was the Business Head for Bangalore’s most awarded residences Phoenix One Bangalore West and Phoenix Kessaku that generated sales revenue of over INR 1600 crores. Arshia has a bachelors degree in commerce from Sydenham College, Mumbai, and holds a law degree from Mumbai University with a specialisation in labour law and taxation.

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Ravi Reddy

Ravi Reddy leads product and strategy for the workspace business at ANSR. Across his 6 plus years of experience, Ravi has been able to work with the CEO’s office and established product-driven operating models, developed pricing structures and created strategic roadmaps with the execution plans. At ANSR, he has led multiple strategic growth initiatives and was also part of consulting engagements with customers for developing the GCC business case and establishing the GCC in India. Prior to ANSR, Ravi has worked in Management Consulting with Accenture Strategy and in Investment Banking with Synergy Advisory across India, Middle East & Europe. Ravi has a bachelors in engineering from IIT Bombay and an MBA from IIM Calcutta. He is also a certified Financial Risk Manager.

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Prashant Kukreti

Prashant Kukreti leads Workspace Operations teams at ANSR. Prashant has worked for 18+ years in Global Capability Centres (GCCs) leading teams across Business Operations, Enterprise Risk, Corporate Compliance and Workspace Safety. He has held diverse leadership roles in Fortune 100’ Technology, Retail & Consulting Companies working across multiple geographies. Prior to joining ANSR, Prashanti held leadership roles at Target and HP Enterprise. Prashant has a bachelors degree in Commerce from the University of Delhi and an advanced post graduate program in management from the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago.

Finance and HR

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Pradeep Jagadeesan

Pradeep Jagadeesan is the Business Finance Head in ANSR. Across his 17 plus years of experience, he has built functional domain expertise across Audit, Consulting, Controllership, Capital (RWA and Leverage), Treasury, FP&A and Change Management. Pradeep possesses strong leadership skills, people management skills and communication skills and has worked across Big 4s, Investment Banking, Semi-Conductor and Pharmaceutical industries. Prior to ANSR, Pradeep has worked with EY, KPMG and has held leadership positions at Credit Suisse, Qualcomm and Biocon. Pradeep is a certified Chartered Accountant (CA).

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Lakshmi MK

Lakshmi leads the global controllership and taxation function at ANSR. With over 12 years of experience, her expertise spans across financial reporting, compliances, tax, treasury, audit and assurance. Before ANSR, she was part of the Corporate Finance function at Target Corporation India and prior to that with Assurance wing of Price Waterhouse. Lakshmi has a Bachelors degree in Commerce (hons) from Delhi University and is a certified Chartered Accountant (CA).