Reshmi Paul

Reshmi Paul, Ph.D.

Reshmi Paul is a Partner at ghSMART and leads the firm’s CEO succession practice. Her 20 years of strategy and leadership consulting make her a valued trusted leadership advisor for Boards, CEOs and senior teams of Fortune 500 companies globally. Reshmi uses her expertise in CEO succession and strategic succession management, C-suite executive assessment, onboarding and development, and senior team effectiveness to deliver value to clients through their leaders. She has been a highly effective CEO coach to both experienced and first time CEOs. She has served global clients including the Blackstone Group, American Express, Pepsico, S&P Global and Takeda.

Prior to joining ghSMART, Reshmi was a Partner at RHR International. She served as the Global Practice Leader for RHR’s Management Due Diligence serving private equity clients where she was instrumental in growing the practice and securing marquee clients. She co-led the development of RHR’s Executive Women Leadership Initiative and has been a speaker in several conferences and roundtables on the topic.

Prior to RHR, Reshmi spent nearly a decade at the Monitor Group where she advised senior executives on company strategy and organizational change. She has extensive experience in a number of industries including financial services, private equity, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, professional services, consumer products, retail, and telecommunications.

Reshmi is Vice-Chair and serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trickle Up, a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower the ultra poor around the world in building sustainable livelihoods through grants, skill-building and savings groups.

Reshmi holds an MBA from INSEAD in France, a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Adelphi University in New York, a Masters of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Bachelors degree with Honors from Queen’s University in Canada with majors in Mathematics and Economics. Reshmi lives in New York with her husband and three children. Reshmi has lived and worked in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Japan, France, India and Liberia.

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