Seema Kathuria


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Seema Kathuria


Seema Kathuria is a member of the Consumer, Leisure & Hospitality, Digital and Corporate Affairs practices. Her expertise spans all aspects of executive leadership, focused on transformational leadership issues ranging from succession planning, next Gen CEO, Board alignment, and talent of the future. In addition, search engagement includes CEOs, Presidents, Chief Communications, Chief Experience, and Chief Commercial Officers. Seema is a member of the Diversity & Inclusion Practice. Her clients range from global Fortune 500 to private equity and family led companies.

She counsels CEOs across transformation of their corporate communications and corporate affairs function. The need to strategically manage corporate reputation across stakeholders amongst a dynamic, hyper connected, political, geopolitical, and economic climate, have led CEOs and their Boards to assess their communications functions.

Professional Experience


Recent engagements include the intersection of digital platforms and innovation and their impact on the talent of the future. Seema lead the CEO Succession process for a global hospitality company, shaping and defining the next ge n CEO profile. She advised a public, global legacy company on building a contemporary Board, recruiting Board ethnicity, Silicon Valley digital talent, and gender. Furthermore, she has led the recruitment of Communications executives across the most respected global brands, across industries.

Previously, Seema was a consultant with CSC. Client engagements spanned M&A, growth, turnaround strategy, channel management, portfolio planning, and operational improvement. Her early career included marketing, sales and strategy roles at Pfizer and Ford Motor Company.

Education


Seema received her B.A. in political science and economics from Purdue University and her M.B.A. in finance and strategy from the University of Chicago.

Professional Affiliation


Seema serves on the Board of the Skills for Chicagoland’s Future, Women's Board of Brookfield Zoo and the Service Club of Chicago. She is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago.

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Consumer, Consumer Products, Leisure and Hospitality, Corporate Affairs Officers, Board Directors and Chief Executive Officers, Executive Search, Digital


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