Cherian Thomas

Consultant at : Alexander Hughes New-Delhi

Works in Financial Services - Industry - Life Sciences

Cherian Thomas
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Known by his second name, Thomas works as a Consultant with Alexander Hughes’s India practice based out of its New Delhi office and has over 20 years’ experience of placing c-suite executives and independent directors for leading Indian and Multinational companies. Thomas has led some of the very iconic search mandates for clients in sectors as diverse as Industrial, Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, Media and Automotive. Most of Thomas’s mandates consist of finding board members, CEOs and other functional heads such as CFO, CHRO, Chief Sales & Marketing Officers and Senior Technical Leaders. During a long career in executive search, Thomas has very actively worked for leading family-owned and privately held companies, working very closely with founders and promoters.

Prior to joining Alexander Hughes, Thomas worked as Director of Research with Indian affiliate of a leading British executive search firm GKR & Associates, later merged with Whitehead Mann, which went on to become the largest search firm in UK. At GKR, Thomas held dual responsibility of leading search mandates and managing internal assignment execution team. Thomas has executed search mandates in a variety of situations ranging from succession planning for family-owned companies to finding leaders for new business initiatives or MNCs entering India for the first time. Thomas started his career in 1999 with a technology solutions company in its Accounting team.

With a degree in commerce with honours and a Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Export Management, Bangalore, Thomas had trained under a comprehensive Researchers training program with Whitehead Mann at its London office. Thomas is fluent in English, Hindi and native Malayalam with active interest in community services.


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