Dr. Harpreet Sachdev is the founder & CEO of InterPersona Group (IPG), an international Executive Search firm founded more than 20 years ago, specialising in Senior Executive appointments, predominantly at main board level, from Group CEO downwards. Based in London in the UK, Harpreet works globally and has placed senior executives at board level across Europe, Asia and North America. He has been instrumental in building the Executive boards of global IT, Technology, Financial Services & Consulting firms, as well as assisting them in their strategic growth plans through the acquisition of talented senior executives.
Prior to founding IPG, Harpreet was the European Managing Director for a division of a £500m FTSE 250 technology group, running their operations across Europe and parts of Asia and North America.
He was also involved in a Venture Capital funded technology start-up as their first employee, and was instrumental in taking the business from inception through to rapid growth, and a trade sale.
So, unusually for a "Head-Hunter", Harpreet has also sat on the other side of the desk & managed both VC-backed start-up's, and sizeable international companies during his corporate career, and is very aware of the challenges inherent in growing profitable businesses, and the key people needed to make that growth a reality.
This unique perspective allows Harpreet to act as a "sounding board" for senior managers. The cliché
"it's lonely at the top" is very true and directors are often unable to discuss sensitive issues within their company. We provide confidential advice on key strategic issues, which may or may not be part of the immediate search assignment, and this consultative approach to our clients' business sets us firmly apart from other search firms. We believe that any search expenditure should be viewed as an investment and we achieve a minimum of a 10-fold
Return on Investment (ROI)
in terms of revenue generation or capital value creation as a result of the talented people we identify.
Previous roles have included Management & Consulting roles at GEC, a former FTSE 100 technology company, and with a £14 billion FTSE 100 Healthcare & Medical Systems Group.
Harpreet's educational background encompasses both Technology and Business Degrees from top UK universities, including - a BSc in Chemistry, an MSc in Analytical Chemistry, a PhD in Chemical Physics & an MBA in Corporate Strategy.
Harpreet works predominantly at board level on an international basis in 3 sectors:
Although these 3 sectors may seem quite disparate, there is considerable synergy between them, and executives often move between the sectors as well as within them.