She is deeply experienced in leadership and talent strategy, organization design, and management across multiple geographies. In addition to executive search, she provides accelerated integration support to executives transitioning into new roles and serves as an executive coach to senior executives.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Kala was a Regional Director for Fast-Growing Markets at the Hay Group. Before that, she was the Chief Talent Officer with Maxis after serving as the Hay Group’s Regional Director of Reward Practice Business in Asia-Pacific and Africa. Kala began her career at the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange, with responsibilities that included listing companies and strategic planning.
Kala earned an MBA (summa cum laude) from Boston University and a Bachelor of Accounting from Monash University in Australia. She is also a Certificate Practicing Accountant in Australia. Kala is deeply curious about people and different walks of life and is fascinated by belief systems and the priorities associated with each one.