Dedication, Integrity,
Trust, Sensitivity

– cornerstones of our success

Ad Astra is a full-suite bespoke talent solution firm established in January 2007. We offer the best in recruitment practices to our clientele who range from marquee Fortune 500 firms to emerging growth corporations and startups. We attribute our success to proven best practices, our people and in-depth understanding of our clients. Ad Astra is committed to helping organisations identify star talents in order to maintain leadership positions in their chosen markets.

Ad Astra has been ranked No. 1 among Top 5 Most Promising HR Consulting Companies in India by SiliconIndia. They have ranked us as a firm in India that specializes in blending the global resources and best practices, thus meeting the talent demands of clients. Ad Astra is a women-owned organisation and our promoters have been ranked among top 25 women entrepreneurs building India globally. Ad Astra has won awards from Fortune 50 firms for being a partner of choice for diversity hiring.

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
Vice President
Manuj Bij
General Manager
Bikram Basu
General Manager

Advisory Board

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

    The Managing Director and mastermind behind Ad Astra, Nirupama V G, 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
    Vice President

    A co-founder of Ad Astra, Sourav Bose, heads the international business and India’s eastern region Business Operations. His MBA from Burdwan University, India coupled with over two decades of experience in Business Development and Recruitment Consulting, 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
    General Manager

    Packed with two decades of experience in the talent search and staffing industry, Manuj, 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

    The head of Business Development of the western region, Bikram Basu, 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.

  • 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.