Leadership Team

Ankit Bansal

Founder & CEO

Ankit Bansal is a widely known professional in the Indian HR Industry and a name to reckon within the business community in India. Ankit brings with him deep multi industry expertise predominantly in banking, consulting, research and human resources industry. He has worked in diverse, multi-cultural organizations, which has led to deep understanding and learning of varied work environments, cultures and organization functioning. He has been consulting large multinationals, biggest industrial houses and host of start-ups and SME on leadership issues and problems.

Ankit is a well-known serial entrepreneur in the HR industry. He founded Sapphire Human Solutions and played a key role in making it India’s premier domestic search firm having a clientele, which boasts of 6 of the Top 10 business houses in the country, highly accomplished Board and an admirable Advisory Board consisting of Industry Stalwarts. He then founded Mykindofjob.com in 2014, which became India’s largest flexi job portal. Prior to his HR journey, Ankit worked with firms like Mckinsey, PwC and Standard Chartered. He lives in Mumbai with his wife and daughter.

Rishi Kapoor

Partner & Business Head

Rishi Kapoor has close to two decades of experience in building and managing sustainable verticals in media industry. He has strong credentials in Concept Selling, Media Marketing, forging Strategic Partnerships, Event Planning & Management and Consumer Engagement.

Rishi has a proven track record of helping organizations achieve their strategic objectives, while keeping a sharp focus on top & bottom line performance. He has previously been associated with the Times Strategic Solutions Ltd (ET Edge) as Sr. Director – Conferences & Special Initiatives. He was part of the initial core team that started the business and was instrumental in launching many successful IPs in India and abroad.

Prior to joining ET Edge, Rishi was the Vice President with Planman Consulting, managing the P&L for both the Media & Special projects division. During the span of his career, he has also worked with HT Media, IDG Media and Monster India. Rishi holds a very credible name in the business community.

Innovation in thought and design, strong back end operations, long lasting customer relations, innate focus on high quality delivery and enhancing consumer experience have been the hallmark of his career. At Sapphire Connect, he plays a vital role as to how the business meetings take shape.

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