The Co-CEO & Managing Partner

at Hanold Associates

Neela is the co-Managing Partner at Hanold Associates where she’s focused on leading senior level professional services and human resources leadership assignments.

She joined the firm from Nielsen where she was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources responsible for North America Consumer. Neela was responsible for driving the strategic talent agenda including recruiting, compensation, talent management and Diversity & Inclusion.

Prior to Nielsen, Neela had a progressive career within Aon Corporation. Upon joining in 2006, she served as the Vice President of Executive Talent Acquisition and Development. In 2007, she  became Vice President, Global Head of Human Resources for Aon Re Global. After the acquisition of Benfield in 2008, Neela ran the global human resources integration of the newly formed Aon Benfield. Neela was asked to lead the human resources integration of Aon and Hewitt Associates and become the Global Head of Human Resources for the integrated business, Aon Hewitt.

In 2000, Neela  joined McKinsey & Company where she ran recruiting and professional development for North America and the business technology office.

Neela also worked closely with the senior leadership team in the financial services and insurance practice and in the last two years at McKinsey focused on executive development and partner and director performance coaching.

Born and educated in London, England, Neela started her career in executive search with Michael Page. She spent a number of years in the United Kingdom and Prague, Czech Republic.

Neela earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Newcastle University in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. She’s active with her family and a strong supporter of numerous charities.