About Us

About Aquilent

Aquilent is a niche executive headhunting firm specialising in strategic leadership hiring for permanent and interim resources. We focus on attracting the best talent in Consulting, Analytics, Digital, Technology, in UK, Europe, Asia Pac and North America. We execute within data-prolific industries including pharma, insurance, banking, business and IT services. Our value proposition is the quality of the candidates we work with and the depth of our client relationships. This stems from the fact our team are not recruiters by trade but specialists with a unique understanding of the industry and the ability to leverage this knowledge effectively in the delivery of exceptional results.

Our strong partnerships and deep relationships with our clients, have helped us develop a good understanding of our client’s cultures and their business goals. This helps us identify and pre-screen candidates that are fit well not only in the job but also fit into the organization culturally.

If you are committed to achieving your business goals you need a recruitment partner who understands your needs and what it takes to compete in your market place, Aquilent prides itself on its ability to find the right people for its clients.

Our Vision

To bring a new standard to recruitment in the outsourcing and consultancy marketplaces with a focus on high performance referenced candidates.

Our Mission

We will grow our business by helping our clients find the best people to grow theirs.

Our Values

  • Agility
  • Performance
  • Passion
  • Integrity
  • Win & Grow together

Aquilent’s core area of Expertise:

  • Executive Search & Selection
  • Digital & Intelligent Automation
  • Advisory, Board & C- level Appointments
  • Technology & Business Process Outsourcing
  • Data & Analytics
  • Strategic & Leadership Hiring
  • Management Consulting
  • Interim Staffing & Managed Services

What Makes Us Different

Candidate Attraction

  • Specialists in attracting finding scarce resources
  • Breadth of online and offline sourcing techniques and referencing
  • Candidate-centricity

Client Intimacy

  • Collaborative approach
  • Dedicated account management
  • long-term relationships

Business Depth

  • Chosen Industries
  • Focused capabilities
  • Global coverage


  • Right first time
  • Accountability
  • Visibility

Our Team

Suvra Banerjee

Partner & Co-Founder - Global Strategic & Leadership Hiring  

I started my career in recruitment after completing my Masters degree in Finance & Management from University of Essex as a Resourcer at BPO Recruit in 2011 and worked my way up through to Partner. I am passionate about strategic & Leadership Headhunting activity within Technology, BPO & Management Consulting market across UK, Europe, USA & Asiapac region.

I am also a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Practice and hold my Level 3 CMI Management Accreditation. The best part of my job is still the day to day interaction with both clients and candidates. Outside of work I love watching and playing Cricket, Tennis and Table Tennis.  

Joe Elston

Principal Consultant – Management Consulting

I partner with C-Suite Executives and Talent Acquisition teams to source talent for ‘hard-to-fill’ requirements in the Management Consulting arena. I enjoy the challenges that come with completing recruitment projects for our clients, and identifying strong management consultants that will add true value to the organisation.

I value building long-term relationships with both candidates and clients, and work tirelessly to ensure the process is as seamless as possible from all aspects.

Outside of work I am an avid golfer and play football at semi-professional level.

Neeta Gupta

Account Manager - Global Strategic & Leadership Hiring

It’s been over 10 years in the recruitment industry and I absolutely cherish every single day of my professional career. I love meeting new people – either in person or virtually and that is what helps me in getting them to the right place they deserve to be! I possess a global experience in recruitment – UK & EU, Asia and North America within the Technology and Consulting space.
Outside of work I like gardening, watching movies and reading!

Anuj Sethi

Finance Business Partner

I originally commenced my career in Accountancy prior to pursuing a career in Banking.

I spent 7 years at RBS in various teams prior to joining ICICI Bank UK at their UK head office in London. After working at a finance start up in London, I am now keen to work alongside senior management to drive the growth of their respective businesses.

Outside of work my main personal interests lie in watching football and cricket.

Nigel Edwards

Strategic Board Advisor & Non- Exec Director

Expert in building and growing businesses in the IT Services Sector. Accomplished C-Suite operator having led significant client relationships and having developed and executed “go to market” board strategies.

Advisor to start-ups and scale-ups working with a number of businesses to develop their purpose, value proposition, business strategy, investments, funding and growth. 

Rakesh Sangani

Investor & Co-Founder

Rakesh is a recognised thought leader in business transformation, shared services and outsourcing and regularly presents at conferences in Europe, Asia and North America. With considerable experience within industry and board-level roles within the NHS and charity sector, he has the gravitas to influence executives and build strategic relationships.

Since foundation, Rakesh has been dedicated to the success of the organisation, building a team of highly skilled practitioners and developing industry-leading approaches.

He has been recognised as one of the most influential leaders in shared services and outsourcing, and nominated for Advisor of the Year at the National Outsourcing Association’s Awards. He is a qualified chartered accountant, certified project manager and Black Belt Lean Six Sigma.