An executive search firm and its CEO are to be featured in a special book celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.


Oliver Sanderson and its CEO Natasha Makhijani will be in the illustrated coffee-table book – Her Majesty the Queen: The Official Platinum Jubilee Pageant Commemorative Album – celebrating the record-breaking 70-year reign of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

Published by St James’s House, the album will be released on 2 June 2022, just in time for the extended national celebration during the early June bank holiday weekend.

Makhijani and Oliver Sanderson were invited to feature in a section on organisations aligned with the Queen’s values, having been selected for making a “transformational contribution” to the British business sphere, a company statement said.

Makhijani expressed her pride and gratitude for the prestigious feature. “This is a great honour for me and my team,” she said. “We’ve had a very successful year, but this tops it all!”

She continued: “Being a British Asian, my life has been shaped by our Royal Family. In particular, I have always been inspired by our Queen – her values, her global presence, her exceptional work ethic and the way that she has always upheld service, even in the most challenging circumstances. There are no better role models for young women.”

“As an Asian woman CEO in a traditionally male-dominated industry, Makhijani’s journey has been uniquely challenging,” the company statement said. “But her success represents a powerful example of modern multicultural Britain.”

Updated: May 30

Executive search firm Oliver Sanderson and its CEO Natasha Makhijani are to be featured in Her Majesty The Queen: The Official Platinum Jubilee Pageant Commemorative Album, an illustrated coffee-table book celebrating the record-breaking 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. Published by St James’s House, the album will be released on 2 June 2022, just in time for the extended national celebration during the early June bank holiday weekend. The publication’s editorial team includes the renowned best-selling authors and royal correspondents Robert Jobson and Katie Nicholl, and bears the official event emblem.


Makhijani and Oliver Sanderson were invited to feature in a section on organisations aligned with the Queen’s values, having been selected for making a “transformational contribution” to the British business sphere. Makhijani expressed her pride and gratitude for the prestigious feature. “This is a great honour for me and my team,” she said. “We’ve had a very successful year, but this tops it all!”

“Being a British Asian, my life has been shaped by our Royal Family”, she continued. “In particular, I have always been inspired by our Queen – her values, her global presence, her exceptional work ethic, and the way that she has always upheld service, even in the most challenging circumstances. There are no better role models for young women.”



As an Asian woman CEO in a traditionally male-dominated industry, Makhijani’s journey has been uniquely challenging. But her success represents a powerful example of modern multicultural Britain, and she has always been inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit and values of her Indian heritage.


“I come from a very entrepreneurial background, and I always wanted to build something of my own. I knew that was the best way for me to make a bigger and wider impact.”


Her firm had humble beginnings. “I left a comfortable position as a recruiter to start my own business, and launched Oliver Sanderson from my living room in 2011. It was a big risk – I had to take a bit of a leap of faith! But I built a great team, and we made it work.” What started out as one woman on her laptop at her living room table is now, ten years later, an international firm working with FTSE 100, FTSE 350, and Fortune 500 companies, and winning prestigious awards!


The latest milestone on that journey is the feature article on Oliver Sanderson in the album, titled Her Majesty The Queen: The Official Platinum Jubilee Pageant Commemorative Album.


Read more: https://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/a-royal-honour-for-oliver-sandersons-natasha-makhijani-hrh-the-queens-jubilee#ixzz7UmRTKkrD

Updated: Apr 7, 2021

Natasha Makhijani, CEO of the Oliver Sanderson Group, has been recognised for her forward-thinking leadership with a prestigious CEO Today Global Award 2021.


A pioneer of technology innovation in executive search and a powerful advocate for diversity and inclusion in the business world, Makhijani has come a long way in a short space of time. A decade ago she was converting her dining table into a makeshift office desk to launch her own company – today she leads an international company at the cutting edge of executive search.

New technology has been central to Oliver Sanderson’s rapid growth, and Makhijani is a pioneer of digital innovations in executive search and recruitment. She co-founded Snapp CV & Snapp Resume, the world’s first mobile job board with voice technology capability and Amazon Alexa connectivity. The app currently has a database of over 25 million candidates in the UK and the USA, with over 250,000 positions listed on its mobile job board.


After the success of the Snapp suite, which includes Snapp Resume US & Global, Snapp CV UK, and Snapp INView video interviewing software, Makhijani recently launched a dedicated Oliver Sanderson Executive app. Designed and created by her in-house tech team, the app provides digital solutions at every stage of the appointment process, featuring introductory candidate and client profile videos, fingerprint and password-protected online NDA signatures, digital candidate packs, integrated job applications, and video interviews.


With diversity and inclusion at the forefront of the corporate conversation, Makhijani has led the way in breaking down barriers and engaging under-represented communities. She has drawn from her unique experiences as an Asian woman CEO to become a thought leader in the D&I space. “Being a BAME woman CEO in the recruitment industry has not been easy, but I’ve always seen it as a strength,” she said. “I have always been unique, slightly different. Most importantly, I have had to be extremely assertive to get where I am today.”

Makhijani is currently launching a major new initiative with a group of industry leaders to foster positive change in diversity and inclusion, addressing a range of issues related to race equality, disability, and gender.


Meanwhile, Oliver Sanderson is planning an expansion in its Europe and U. S. operations, while the firm’s newly launched Just Interims division represents another important milestone in its growth.


It’s all a long way from her dining table in 2011, and she has conquered countless challenges along the way. The CEO Today Global Award 2021 represents another significant milestone, placing Makhijani among the world’s most inspiring business leaders.


More information can be found at https://www.oliversanderson.com/ https://businessinthenews.co.uk/2021/03/11/changing-the-face-of-executive-search-natasha-makhijani-ceo-today-global-awards-2021-winner/

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