Advisory Board

Karen Walls

Karen has a wealth of experience of working with FTSE 250 and 100 organisations to deliver performance improvement and growth. She has run her own consulting company for 15 years and combines her strong business acumen with her profound understanding of human behaviour. She operates at Board and OpCo level with organisations such as BAA, AXA, Dyson, IHS, BP, Virgin, Close Brothers, Anglo American, London Underground, Barclays and Thomson Reuters.

Karen is an experienced executive coach and facilitator at Board level. She works at individual and team level to increase leadership and team capability. Assignments are typically business driven. Indicative examples include organisation design to deliver the benefits of major transformation, high potential development programmes aligned to business critical initiatives, 360 feedback for global executives and individual and team interventions to increase Board effectiveness.

Soum Rathod

Soumitra Rathod has over two decades of experience with the global delivery model. His early career was with captive centers, tier-1 and mid-tier services providers, in a career spanning 6 countries across 3 continents. More recently, Mr. Rathod has helped Fortune 500 corporations such as the McGraw-Hill Companies define and execute their IT sourcing initiative. Prior to his current position as Vice President, Globalization with Time, Inc, Mr. Rathod was with the New York Life Insurance Company where he focused on managing offshore engagements. He is frequently invited to speak at events on globalization, in various countries. Mr. Rathod has an undergraduate degree in Accounting and a graduate degree in Management, both from the University of Bombay.

Edward Venezuala

Outsourcing professional with proven success experience in multi-tower deals across all five continents. Strength in F&A , HR and IT outsourcing, especially as requires system implementation as part of a transformational outsourcing deal. Has run outsourcing deals across the world and understands the cultural aspects of outsourcing. After running the world's largest HRO deal, he is now responsible for a multi-national, multi-tower BPO opportunity.