Senior Partner

Saba Alam

"To me, being a maverick means being a critical thinker who doesn’t just go with the crowd. When I partner with clients, I don’t go just by my past experiences alone, I let their context guide my strategy, research, outreach and assessments, and also get the courage to go against the grain to find them the right talent."

Saba believes in the power of connections and can help you find the talent to fuel your vision.

As a Partner at Leadership Mavericks, Saba is highly sought after for her ability to connect market and macro trends with what could be influencing the client situation, thus helping her find optimal solutions.

Saba brings her expertise to the start-up and Ed-Tech ecosystem as she is comfortable dealing with the ambiguous; with new worlds and domains. If you have a business venture that is taking its first steps in the world, Saba can help you find your balance. She believes in your vision and has the experience and expertise to help you find the leadership to help your big idea soar.

She has over two decades of experience in the talent hiring industry including distinguished tenures at Egon Zehnder, LinkedIn Corporation and Heidrick & Struggles, among others.

A leadership hiring generalist, she has worked in the most eclectic range of sectors—tech and non-tech start-ups, education and social enterprise. She has also worked with clients for varied functional CXO positions, primarily in the finance and human resources functions.

At her core, Saba wants to see others succeed—clients, candidates, colleagues and ultimately civil society. This drives her desire to be a detail-oriented, deep-diver, who unearths key insights that can help transform your executive search.

Saba has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and her Master’s degree in Business Administration from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidhyalaya, Indore.