Sanjiv set up the Egon Zehnder India practice in 1995 and played a key role in establishing the firm as a market leader in the executive search space. In 1985 Sanjiv co-founded a Chartered Accountancy and management consulting firm, Sachar Vasudeva and Associates and co-founded the executive search firm Direct Impact. Prior to that Sanjiv handled the finance function for Indo-Japanese joint venture SRF Nippondenso (Denso) and was a management consultant with A F Ferguson (now part of Deloitte).
Sanjiv is on the boards of HDFC Bank and KDDL Chandigarh (holding company of Ethos Watches). He is the Chief Mentor at Huddle, an incubator in Gurgaon.
“For me at SVP, everyday is a learning and humbling experience, on how we can share our knowledge and work with like minded people to improve the lives of fellow citizens, who unfortunately do not have access to basic necessities of life. The joy of seeing the smile on the faces of men, women and children who can live a life of dignity is much more satisfying than any awards or milestones one would have achieved in the corporate world. I would sincerely advice everyone to undertake social work from the very first day they start attending school and not wait till their retirement. At SVP, you get an opportunity to work with like minded people, whose sole objective is to provide sustainable livelihood to the not so fortunate sections of our society.”