Odgers Berndtson expands its presence in India

NEW DELHI: Building upon its success and continued growth in India, Odgers Berndtson has announced that it has expanded operations in India by opening an office in Mumbai.

Commenting on this development, Alasdair Spink, managing director, Odgers Berndtson India, said, “Since the run up to the election in 2013, we have seen a significant increase in senior level search mandates from our international clients. Across all sectors, clients are now confidently investing for the future. While we are managing mandates all over India, the amount of activity in Mumbai, together with the need to expand our own team, means that it has become crucial to have a permanent presence in Mumbai in addition to Delhi.”

To support this expansion, Odgers Berndtson has appointed Bryony Greenwell in Mumbai to lead the Retail and Consumer practice in India. Bryony will report to Alasdair Spink, managing director India.

Bryony comes with 13 years of search experience gained in London, Hong Kong and India. Bryony is not new to India – she spent much of her childhood in the Indian subcontinent due to her father being a diplomat. That experience gave her an abiding passion for the country. She graduated from Edinburgh University with a Masters in Indian History and always intended that her career would bring her the opportunity to return, something that she achieved in 2009 when she relocated to Delhi from Hong Kong.

Since then, Bryony has been focused on the rapidly expanding Indian consumer and real estate sectors.

Bryony said: “I am very excited to be part of Odgers Berndtson’s growth in India. The Indian retail and consumer sector is already significant in its size and set for noteworthy expansion and persification over the next few years. This is a key strength area of Odgers Berndtson globally. As the Indian representative of our Global Consumer Practice, I look forward to supporting our international clients as they address this exciting market as well as growing Indian companies who are looking to new markets overseas.”