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Nisha Pillay

Principal Consultant

Nisha Pillay brings well over a decade of executive search experience working across various industry and functional areas, focusing on C-suite and Non-executive Director appointments. Her primary focus lies within, Telecommunications, Mining, and the Manufacturing / Industrial sector.

Nisha’s executive search experience includes stints at leading search firms such as Spencer Stuart, Odgers & Berndtson and Korn Ferry.

Nisha has been responsible for a number of essential board appointments in the mining sector, in addition to appointing senior finance executives in both local and multinational companies. She has experience working across the continent having placed Managing Directors and Finance Directors for companies based in Nigeria, Zambia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe.

Her earlier career was with a global executive search firm in a research function, where she developed a strong research and process methodology. Her earlier career was in contingent recruitment focusing primarily on the financial services industry.

Practice Groups

Industry Specialization:

Executive Search in Johannesburg, ZA


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The Stanton Chase Team

The Stanton Chase team includes partners, directors, consultants, researchers, and administrators in countries around the globe. Our service model in retained executive search, assessment, and recruitment remain unparalleled in the industry, as we provide sophisticated, in-depth, global coverage with the personal services like that of a boutique firm. We are proud of our widespread executive search groups: our Global Industry Practice Groups feature members with expertise in every major industry while our Functional Practice Groups provide extraordinary competencies in our leadership consultation services.