â€œ RETURN OF THE GREY HAIR â€“ SENIOR PROFESSIONALS IN DEMAND – AGAIN â€
Â By Deependra (Dipy) Nigam
In the last decade or so, over 45-50 years of age was considered to be OLD. Everyone wanted a 35-40 year old CEO.
Last 2 / 3 years however has seen a resurgence in demand for senior / specialist talent to act as Advisors, Interim / Non Exec Directors, Independent Director , Operating Consultants, Mentors, Coaches .
The common thread here is the requirement of experienced professionals on a PART TIME basis toÂ support the management team â€“ headed often by young CEOs in the 35 -40 year range â€“ by advising, guiding and coaching them on specific challenges faced by the company.