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Cathedral Road
Chennai
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About Us

Antal Chennai’s Cathedral Road Office caters to hiring needs of IT and ITES companies apart from hiring for GICs, Start-up, ECommerce, SaaS and Technology companies. 

Founded in 2011 by Vinu Nair, the office has grown many folds by helping organizations in Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad set-up or scale their centre and teams. They partner with clients to help them build world class teams to expand and grow their business, while the partnership with the candidates is to find them roles to help them advance their career by leveraging their existing skills, experience and preferences. The recruitment solutions that they offer range from providing solutions in executive search & selection, mid-senior level hiring and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). 

Their clients are a mix of start-ups, well established MNCs setting up or growing their GICs, IT and ITES Organizations and brick and motor companies looking for IT Talent.

Our Vision, Mission & Values
  • Vision


    To be recognized as the best specialist recruitment partners. To make hiring a more informed, efficient and accurate process for our clients.

    To candidates, we aspire to be an effective advisors who position their interests with future employers and guide them to make a better career choices.
  • Mission


    To be an able recruitment partner to both client and candidate by delivering superior level of information, knowledge and skill about the market and the role thereby enabling them thus to make their hiring/career choices.
  • Values


    •  Partnership approach with both Candidate and Client to achieve respective objectives.
    •  Honesty in representing candidate’s best interests.
    •  Commit deliverable based on information and data and deliver as per commitment.
Meet the Team
  • Jeff Antony
    Head of Operations and HR
  • Jeff Antony
    Head of Operations and HR

    Karpagam manages operations to ensure recruitment delivery and quality is in line with Client needs and Antal’s screening and process standards. She also manages HR for the business.
     

  • Vinu Nair
    Managing Partner
  • Vinu Nair
    Managing Partner

    Vinu manages Client relationships and is also responsible for managing the overall revenues and profitability of the business. Vinu has been with Antal for close to 10 years and was in the IT industry for 13 years prior to Antal. 

  • Hema Prakash
    Team Lead and Consultant
  • Hema Prakash
    Team Lead and Consultant

    Prakash manages a team which delivers technology skills across key Client which are mostly into Start-up, Ecommerce, SaaS and Consumer Internet space. His specialization is Engineering Managers and above across technologies.

  • Karpagam Ram
    Head of Operations and HR
  • Karpagam Ram
    Head of Operations and HR

    Karpagam manages operations to ensure recruitment delivery and quality is in line with Client needs and Antal’s screening and process standards. She also manages HR for the business.

  • Anand Rex
    Associate Consultant
  • Anand Rex
    Associate Consultant

    Anand is a specialist in Engineering roles right from SD1 to the level of Director Engineering, he caters to Clients across Start-up and GIC.

Testimonials

We have worked with Mr. Vinu Nair and his team for a couple of Presales roles apart from a key Sales role for our UK business. We would like to acknowledge that we were impressed with Vinu & his team’s professional and meticulous approach in recruiting the best talent for us.  
They put in sincere efforts to understand our business and its needs this making this search a personalized one, they provided us with the best candidates who met our needs and expectations.  
Vinu and his team have excellent people skills along with impeccable industry knowledge and excellent hiring skills. After working with Vinu, Antal International is definitely our preferred recruitment agency and we recommend them time and time again.

  • KPO
  • Organisation based in India

We have been working with Vinu and his team for a while now. Throughout that time we found them to be one of the most professional and efficient recruitment firms we have ever dealt with.   
Vinu has closed various key positions for us like Global Delivery Manager, Project Manager, Area Director (Europe) etc. Every assignment that we worked on, Vinu & his team ensured that we only received profiles of high caliber candidates who understood our business and our needs, this made our entire recruitment process easier and less time consuming for us.   
Vinu and his team of specialist consultants have set a very high benchmark for themselves in the executive search firm market and what sets Antal International apart from the rest is their hiring processes, industry knowledge, niche specialization, professionalism, ability to plan, manage & execute international search projects as well.   
We would happily recommend Antal International to anyone who is planning to build their team with the best talent available in the Indian as well as global market.

  • IT Engineering Service Company

Thank you for the ongoing support that is provided by Vinitha and Vinu. 2020 has been hard but your team continued to deliver to the best of its abilities.
The team was quick to adapt and understand client requirements and ensured feedback was shared quickly.
Antal team has helped place candidates across technologies ranging from SAP, finance systems, data engineering to generalist roles. 
Keep up the good work and wishing the very best to entire Antal team.

  • GIC
  • Large FMCG Major

Antal recruitment team has spent considerable time and effort with our team to understand about our company, business and culture. This helped them to communicate better with the potential candidates and shortlist the right ones after their due evaluation. This rigorous process has helped us in onboarding right people for our engineering positions.

  • Nagesh Kulukuru
  • Country Head, India
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