Sunandan is the Executive Partner in the India office of The Taplow Group.
He has over 20 years of leadership experience with multinational communication firms – President and Country Manager –Portland India, Sr VP in McCann Erickson, VP in J Walter Thompson, Lowe Worldwide, Grey Worldwide, and Exec VP in Zenith Optimedia.
He has spent nearly 10years in the search industry and has added value in getting the best talent in some of the largest corporations in India.
At the age of 38, he has been one of the youngest Country Managers of a Multinational Company from his MBA batch. (Brand Equity, Economic Times, 7-13th April 1999).
Sunandan has worked closely with companies like Nestle, Heinz, Kellogg’s, Unilever, Motorola, Smith Kline Beecham, L’Oreal, DeBeers, Godrej, Boots, Eicher, Indian Airlines and Bank Am. He has expertise in building brand leadership, strategy and communication planning.
He was part of the jury for 'HR Excellence Awards 2018' and on the “Diversity and Inclusion Award 2019” instituted by Business World, a leading business publication in India. He is currently on the Jury for HR-L&D Awards with Business World and also on the Jury of BW Disrupt 40 Under 40 also with Business World.
Sunandan has also written several articles in leading business and media publications across a variety of issues including the challenges faced by CEOs, new perspectives for search consultants, human resources and the impact of diversity.
He is frequently seen in conversation with Business Leaders on webinars with the Chairman and Editor- in -Chief of Business World on shows like - “Officially Unofficial- The other side of a Successful Leader “! And “Good Company with Annurag and Sunandan “!
Sunandan is a Physics (Honours) graduate from St Stephen’s College and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from India’s premier institute Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi. He is excited about golf, formula1, movies and music.