Dedication, Integrity,
Trust, Sensitivity

– cornerstones of our success

Ad Astra Consultants is a fast-growing and professionally managed HR Services firm headquartered in Bangalore. We started our operations in 2007 and are currently 250+ member team spread across 9 locations worldwide – Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Coimbatore, Singapore, London, and Amsterdam.

Our clients range in size from large multinational corporations to emerging growth companies. We provide bespoke HR solutions like Executive Search, Recruitment, Staffing, HR Consulting and RPO solutions out of the fabric that comprises proprietary tools, expertise and experience.

Our Founders have been featured in Forbes for their achievement in creating a global recruitment firm. In addition to this recognition, we have been ranked by SiliconIndia as the “Top 5 Most Promising HR Recruitment Companies in India”. This honour was bestowed by a panel of the Industry’s topmost CEOs, HR Managers, Recruiters and Industry Analysts including SiliconIndia’s Editorial Board who scrutinised the list throughout the year and arrived at the rating. This award is recognition of institutionalising robust innovative and customer-friendly best practices. SiliconIndia ranked Ad Astra as one of those firms that always endeavour to think ahead of the curve to deliver the best possible recruitment solutions to customers, thus bridging the gap between potential employees and employers.

Our management team comes with a combined experience of more than 150 man-years in the HR Services space. The width and depth of experience ranges from co-founding and building 3 of the largest HR Consulting firms in India, managing some of the largest and most prestigious accounts in the country, driving service delivery successfully in some of the toughest sectors, creating viable business propositions in tough geographies, successfully embracing technology as a key recruitment process enabler and much more.

Our Value Proposition


Placements in
33+ Countries

Recruitment in Metro &
Rural areas pan India


Overall Team of 200+

Leadership team with
150+ yrs of
Industry Experience


Configurable Dashboard
for Bespoke Solutions

Powered by ML & AI


Talent Mapping

Specific Teams


Deep Industry

Research Team


To be the leading HR Solutions provider in Asia, a respected employer and the preferred vendor of choice.


To change lives everyday – one job at a time.

Core values

Dedication to Every Client’s Success – through innovation and excellence in quality
Building Integrity and Trust – through honest work ethics and fair policies for clients and employees alike
Leading with Sensitivity – through thoughtfulness and responsibility


Nirupama V.G.
Managing Director
Sourav Bose
Manuj Bij
Vice President
Bikram Basu
General Manager
Pramod G S
Head - Finance & Operations
Priyanka D. Chaudhuri
Head HR
Jatiraj Nahak
General Manager

Advisory Board

Dr G K Jayaram
Advisory Board Chairperson
V Raja
Advisory Board Member
  • Nirupama V.G.
    Managing Director

    Nirupama V G is the Managing Director and mastermind behind Ad Astra, she comes with a 25-year experience in HR, Business Development, and Recruitment Consulting. As part of the Management Team, Nirupama has co-founded 3 of India’s largest HR Consulting firms which were later acquired by Multinational HR firms. She has been an integral part of many Multinational companies successfully setting up their operations and has been driving successful service delivery in some of the toughest industries. She is revered as a Thought Leader in the HR Consulting and Recruitment Industry in India. She has also served on the Executive Council of Executive Recruiters Association and is a Career Mentor with Monster– the world’s largest job portal. She holds an MBA in HR from NIPM, India.

  • Sourav Bose

    Sourav Bose, the co-founder of Ad Astra, completed his MBA from Burdwan University, India. Coupled with over two decades of experience in Business Development and Recruitment Consulting, which has made him an expert in Turnkey Project Management. He has helped various companies set up their operations in the eastern region of India. He believes in a focused approach and continuous investment to enhance operational and delivery standards. He specialises in the implementation of global best practices along with a blend of technology and CRM. In his stint before Ad Astra, he built the entire business of a large recruitment firm, which made the company one of the top 3 firms in a span of 1 year.

  • Manuj Bij
    Vice President

    Manuj Bij has over two decades of experience in the talent search and staffing industry, and has been successful in placing CXO talents in industries like FMCG, Automobile, Consumer Durable, Telecom, Heavy Manufacturing, Chemical and Infrastructure. He has successfully executed multiple RPOs and Project Hirings, for various multinationals and large Indian corporations. He currently heads the northern region operations for Ad Astra. He enjoys networking and creating high-performance teams while being adept at key Account Management and Business Development. He is a commerce graduate and MBA by qualification.

  • Bikram Basu
    General Manager

    Bikram Basu is the head of Business Development of the western region, he has experience in various areas like sales, marketing, consulting and business development. Before moving to Consulting 10 years before, he has had 15 years of experience in training, logistics and telecom. In Ad Astra, as a part of the Strategy Team, he works on the acquisition and mining of National Strategic Accounts, utilising his expertise in research. He is a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from NIS Sparta, India.

  • Pramod G S
    Head - Finance & Operations

    Pramod brings 15 years of diverse finance and accounting experience, ranging from Audit Firms to IT Software and Consultant Companies. Advancing from Audit and Account Assistant to Head of Finance and Operations, he consistently drives strategic improvements, emphasizing compliance. At Ad Astra, Pramod led finance, accounts, and payroll for diverse MNC clients. His responsibilities included overseeing account operations, preparing MIS reports, budgeting, variance analysis, financial statements, project costing, statutory compliance, and end-to-end payroll processing. Notably, he improved payroll performance through enhanced processes and controls, also providing updates on regulatory changes and tax-saving guidance to employees. Efficient and organized, Pramod excels in both IT software and consulting environments. eking a managerial role in a multinational organization, he aims to influence reporting styles while effectively leading and managing teams.

  • Priyanka D. Chaudhuri
    Head HR

    Priyanka brings over 15 years of experience in Corporate HR and entrepreneurship and currently serves as Head of HR at Ad Astra. Her academic foundation includes a BSc in Biotechnology from PES Institute and an MBA in HR from Heritage Institute of Technology. Priyanka’s career is decorated with significant roles at ABP Pvt. Ltd., PwCSDC, Tata Motors, and Randstad India, alongside a stint as an entrepreneur with In her present role, she leverages her extensive experience to drive HR strategies and foster a progressive workplace culture.

  • Jatiraj Nahak
    General Manager

    Jatiraj brings over 13 years of extensive expertise in executive search, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), talent sourcing, market mapping, headhunting, and cultivating client relationships. His successful track record includes leading and delivering executive-level mandates (CXO) across diverse functions such as IT, e-Commerce, Finance, Engineering, Sales & Marketing, and Human Resources. Jatiraj has effectively managed and executed RPO engagements, ensuring timely delivery in accordance with mutually agreed milestones. He possesses a strong aptitude for managing business development P&L, ensuring profitability and sustainable growth. Currently, he spearheads the operations in Bangalore for Ad Astra. Holding a science degree, Jatiraj also earned an MBA from ICFAI, Hyderabad. Prior to his current role, he contributed his skills and expertise at Genius Consultants, Pfizer Ltd, and Pantaloons.

  • Dr G K Jayaram
    Advisory Board Chairperson

    G.K. Jayaram is the founder and managing director of the Institute of Leadership and Institutional Development (ILID). He was the first Chairman of Infosys, and the Founding Director of the award-winning Infosys Leadership Institute based in Mysore. Jayaram has had a four decades-long career in the consulting and corporate worlds.

  • V Raja
    Advisory Board Member

    In a career spanning over 37 years in Fortune 100 companies, including Philips ( 2 years) , GE (14 years) and Unilever (8 Years), held leadership roles such as CEO (13 years), CFO (11 years), Business Development Director, Sourcing, Commodity Buying head, HR and Legal cum Secretarial leader.