Ritu Kochhar

Consultant, Spencer Stuart

Ritu

Ritu Kochhar is a member of Spencer Stuart’s Financial Services, Business & Professional Services and Financial Officer practices and is based in the firm’s Mumbai office. She brings 15 years of capital markets and financial advisory experience to her search work.

Global financial services expertise

Ritu brings 15 years of capital markets and financial advisory experience to her search work. Before joining Spencer Stuart, she was a principal with another leading international executive search firm and a member of its global financial markets practice.

Prior to her career in search, she held various roles within the financial services industry, including executive director at JPMorgan’s institutional equities sales desk in Mumbai, where she provided services to several private equity and U.S.-based institutional funds investing in Indian equities.

Earlier, Ritu was a senior economist at Bear Stearns, focusing on Indian markets within the firm’s equity research business in New York. At Bear Stearns, she advised institutional clients on investment strategy, managed relationships with key policymakers and Indian companies, and spearheaded the firm’s annual India Conference. Ritu also worked with John Hancock Financial Services in Boston, and began her career with Arthur Andersen in the audit and business consulting practice in New Delhi.

Ritu is a chartered accountant in India and passed the CPA exam in the U.S. She received an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce from Shriram College of Commerce in Delhi. She speaks English and Hindi.