Based in New Delhi, Atul Bhandari is a senior member of Spencer Stuart’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Human Resources and Private Equity practices. With a strong belief in the power of technology and leadership to transform organizations, he works across the areas of executive search, succession, development, top team effectiveness and organizational effectiveness. Atul has held several firm leadership roles, including leading the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice in Asia-Pacific and as a member of the Asia-Pacific leadership team. He currently serves on Spencer Stuart’s global board of directors.

Atul specializes in partnering with CEOs, founders and CXOs to unlock their leadership potential, and advising boards around their critical leadership and talent decisions. He brings extensive experience across the software, enterprise services, global capability centers (GCCs) and digital-native sectors. He is also part of the firm’s India-U.S. corridor for software and technology services companies, helping Indian firms with their global growth strategies from a leadership perspective, and assisting global companies as they expand their India footprint.

Recent work

  • Long-term CEO succession for a publicly listed technology company
  • Leadership team builds (CEO, CFO, COO and CHRO) across India, the United States and Europe for multiple private equity–backed technology services companies
  • Appointment of multiple board directors and advisory around how best to increase their impact in the boardroom
  • Identifying and developing next-generation HR leaders
  • Organizational culture transformation and M&A advisory for a publicly listed global technology services company

Previous experience

  • Atul was a senior leader at SAP in its Silicon Valley and India offices, with a charter to drive technology-led transformation at clients through boards and CEOs
  • He was previously a consultant at McKinsey & Company in the Palo Alto and India offices, where he advised software, technology services and digital firms


Atul received his M.B.A. from the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received his B.S. in chemical engineering from Michigan Technological University.

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