After a successful career in global corporations spanning India, South West Asia, the Middle East and the US, Adil Mali joined leading industry veterans to launch Mumbai-based boutique business management consulting outfit The Firm in February 2017.
Malia is chief executive of The Firm, which renders value creation, consulting support and professional partnerships for business turnarounds and organisational transformation.
He was previously president of HR for Essar group of companies, responsible for HR strategy, policies and programmes for the entire group, playing a critical role in providing vision and leadership to the HR function to deliver on the group's strategic and operating goals.
Malia joined Essar in 2006 from Coca-Cola India where was head of the HR function for India and South West Asia.
He started his career at Godrej Group where he spent close to nine years handling roles ranging from sales and HR, to training and development. Post his stint in the Godrej Group, he worked with GE Appliances in India and US as General Manager (HRD & IR).
Prior to Coca-Cola, he served as the group general manager (HRD) at Al Futtiam Sons for its Middle East operations.
Malia has a bachelor degree in commerce as well as law and master's degree in personnel management and industrial relations from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. He has also done an advanced management programme from the Wharton Business School and senior leadership revenue growth programme from Georgia Tech University.