Kirti Lad, Executive Director, Meraki Executive Search & Consulting Limited
Kirti is the Executive Director of Meraki Executive Search & Consulting Limited and created by the leadership team of Harvey Nash APAC. She joined Harvey Nash London in 1998 and moved to HK in 2012 as part of the leadership team driving growth into the region. Her expertise is in leadership hiring both Non-Executive and Executive appointments across the Asia Pacific region. Kirti is a Physics & Chemistry graduate from University College London and has worked in Executive Search for over 20 years.
Kirti is the pioneer behind the Women's Directorship Programme, a joint-venture with The University of Hong Kong. Kirti also leads the Meraki Network, an Executive Women's network in the region, is a regular speaker and contributor to conferences and media relating to gender diversity in Asia and is an active member of the Women in Business Committee at the British Chamber in Hong Kong.
In 2015, 2016 and 2017, Kirti was named as one of the Global Top 50 Diversity Professionals in Industry by the Economist Magazine. In 2013, Kirti was featured in the South China Morning Post's annual Women Of Our Time magazine as one of Hong Kong's 25 most inspirational and influential women who have contributed to the city's success over the past year. She is married and has two young children, Roy and Ava.