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A niche leadership advisory and retained executive search firm, Manalot (formerly Maple Consulting & Services, established in 2014), collaborates as a partner-in-change for dynamic organizations and senior leadership.

With mandates from across the world, Manalot has built its position one relationship at a time, with trust and agility acting as the primary fuel for its continued growth.

We work hand in hand with leadership teams to build capability by scouting talent and advising strategic changes globally leading to higher and more consistent performances.

The length and depth of the partnerships we build with the organizations we work with is a testament to the quality of our service and the impact we deliver.

We value our long-term, trust-based professional relationships with our clients and gladly offer our expert guidance and support at every step to solve their HR challenges.

Notably featured in the recent past as one of the ‘Top Business Leaders’ and as one of the ‘Top Innovative Companies’ in India – at Manalot, our extensive global network combined with multiple partnerships enables us to deliver complex transformation and reorganization projects on time, every time.


Global Presence

Our seasoned consultants with the right mix of experience in HR Management, Executive Search, and Business Consulting offer the highest quality services and applications to our clients globally. We also operate from our office in Chicago. We attract a sizable talent pool at senior and middle levels across functions for positions in the Middle East, Africa, and APAC regions.


Our Leadership

Founded by two industry veterans - Anil Raikundlia and Smita Raikundlia - Manalot (formerly Maple Consulting & Services) is a strong company with a solid foundation. With collective experience of more than 3 decades in the sphere of human resource management, we have a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the complexities of HR operations.

Leadership Team

Anil Raikundlia

Anil Raikundlia

Co-founder & Executive Director

With a knack for understanding people’s abilities and the limitations of most HR solutions, Anil started Maple Consulting & Services (now Manalot) to provide his expertise in pragmatic problem-solving to companies dealing with HR predicaments. His focus on the long-term strategies of his clients along with a penchant for team-building has helped many a client rejuvenate and creatively solve their HR problems. An independent thinker and team player, Anil has a proven track record of driving remarkable results.

Anil has worked across various verticals in industries like manufacturing, IT, BPO, KPO, analytics/research. He also has been associated with Fortune 100 companies. In addition to organization design, he has experience with talent acquisition and talent management.

His skills spectrum motivated him to form Maple Consulting and Services (now Manalot) to help companies bring talent management in tandem with business requirements thereby accentuating their enterprise architecture.

Through Manalot, his endeavor is to build long-term value while focusing on the most basic resource a company has - its’s people. Anil holds a Diploma in Business Management and has played competitive badminton.

Smita Raikundlia

Smita Raikundlia


An integral part of Manalot, Smita Raikundlia has 14 years plus of experience in hiring and executive search.

She has been a part of companies like Shilputsi, Proctor, and Bristol and has excellent industry contacts and a knack for identifying the right candidate suited for a role.

Dedicated and result-driven, she is exceptional at closing positions globally and has a proven track record of managing key accounts and ensuring profitability. Her proficiency in providing customized manpower solutions combined with her outstanding network abilities benefits both clients as well as candidates.

Smita holds a Post-graduate Degree in Business Management from K.J. Somaiya, a specialization in Marketing and Human Resources. Her other interests include dancing and reading.