Korn Ferry hires Dhritiman Chakrabarti and Francois Truc

22 March 2017 Consultancy.uk 3 min. read
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Korn Ferry has picked up Dhritiman Chakrabarti from Willis Towers Watson, he takes on the role of Regional Rewards and Benefits Leader for Asia Pacific. The human capital specialist also added Francois Truc to its Chicago arm, he joins the firm's Global Automotive Practice.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Dhritiman Chakrabarti worked at Willis Towers Watson, most recently as the Regional Line of Business Leader in the firm’s Rewards, Talent & Communication business in the Asia-Pacific region for almost three years. He was previously the firm’s SEA Line of Business Leader and Rewards Practice Leader in the Rewards, Talent & Communication business over a three year period. Between 2009 and 2011 he worked at the firm’s Country Leader in India. His earlier career was predominantly at Aon Hewitt, where he spent more than ten years, starting in 1997, in roles of increasing seniority – his final role for the firm was Practice Leader of Total Rewards (Asia Pacific) and Regional Leader for the High Technology.

Chakrabarti, who holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance & Business Policy from the Institute of Management Technology, has been named a Senior Client Partner for Korn Ferry Hay Group – the firm's HR consulting division. He will based out of the firm’s Singapore office serve as Regional Rewards and Benefits Leader for Asia Pacific region, the role will see his take managerial responsibility for the firm’s full range of rewards and benefits solutions.

“Chakrabarti has deep experience in addressing client needs in high growth markets, with a proven track record in building and leading teams to success,” remarks Bob Wesselkamper, Global Head, Rewards & Benefits Solutions about the hire. “Asia Pacific remains a primary focus of our investment in people and ideas. We look forward to him growing our Rewards and Benefits business in the region, while supporting our global strategy.”

Dhritiman Chakrabarti and Francois P Truc - Korn Ferry

Prior to joining the Korn Ferry, Francois Truc worked at Nissan as the Head of Executive Recruiting & Strategic Projects. He was previously at Spencer Stuart for ten years, where he was most recently a Partner. Earlier roles in Vice President and General Manager of Magna Electronics, for almost four years from 2004; fifteen years at Booz Allen Hamilton, most recently as a Vice President in the Automotive Practice; a Director of Portfolio Management at Delphi and Manager of Financial Planning at Baxter, where he started out in 1984.

Truc holds a Bachelor of Science in mathematics, physics and chemistry and a Bachelor of Arts from École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris, he also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School.

Truc joins the firm’s Global Automotive Practice, and will be based out of the firm’s offices in Chicago. He brings more than 20 years of consultancy experience across a range of industries to the firm, including a wide range of contacts with Fortune 500, privately held and equity-backed companies.

“François’s brings more than two decades of sector and consulting industry experience, leading assignments for large-scale automobile and electronics clients around the globe,” says Yannick Binvel, President of Global Industrial Markets at Korn Ferry. “His innovative thinking and diverse background will be a strong fit for the Automotive Practice and our firm.”