Dato’ Tharuma Rajah is the Senior Advisor of Korn Ferry Hay Group. Formerly he was the Managing Director - APAC of Korn Ferry Hay Group, a member of its Global Leadership Team and an International Partner of Hay Group. He joined Hay Group in 1993 after a 12-year stint with National Semiconductor; a Silicon Valley based US Electronics Multinational.
Dato’ Tharuma has advised clients in a range of industries including telecommunication, retail, financial services, energy, aviation, healthcare and government sectors in Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States on a challenging mix of strategic people, leadership and organizational issues. He is an Executive Coach to many Fortune 500 business leaders in Asia Pacific and the United States.
He speaks regularly at major international forums and is co-author of ‘The Indian CEO – A Portrait of Excellence’. He has led several seminal empirical research studies in Asia and the West which have provided new insights on the ethos and cross-cultural differences between Eastern and Western leadership styles in both public and private sectors.
Dato’ Tharuma is a member of the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, United Kingdom. He holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from The University of London, has been called to the Bar of England and Wales.