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Indian CEO insights: An interview with Manoj Kohli, country head of Softbank India

4/19/2021 Astik Ranade

Heidrick & Struggles’ Astik Ranade speaks with Manoj Kohli, country head of Softbank India, about the challenges CEOs are facing today, specifically in India, and how to build a purpose-driven organization. Kohli discusses several big changes to the ways CEOs’ focus and agendas must change, as well as how the expectations of the changing workforce make organizational purpose a key step in attracting and retaining talent, and how the CEO can help his or her leadership team relate to, accept, and drive the organization’s purpose.

Insights: CEO challenges

Insights: Leading with purpose

Astik Ranade ( is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Mumbai office where he leads Heidrick Consulting in India.

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