People Shape

Semia Mitra

About Semia

Semia joined Hedley May as a generalist in support of our Corporate, Financial Services, and Professional Services clients across a range of Board and executive-level roles. She brings search experience across both the private and public sector and is dedicated to providing clients with holistic leadership advice.

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Prior to joining Hedley May, Semia worked on a range of C-Suite and Board level searches across a range of sectors including government and public sector, arts and culture, and health. She also worked as a Diversity and Inclusion Executive for clients in the Legal and Professional Services sectors, advising on senior and Board level appointments.

Semia holds a LLB in International Law and Globalisation from the University of Birmingham and an LLM in International Development Law and Human Rights from the University of Warwick.

Our People

Hedley May is the power of its people. We work hard to create a culture in which everyone feels valued, are supported to thrive, and can live the values we believe in. We know the search for great people is driven by great people.

The Belonging Project

We launched the Belonging Project, conducting over 100 interviews globally with a diverse range of people. Our research reaffirmed our core belief: organizations that create a strong sense of Belonging are more successful – in business, employee satisfaction and longevity. Belonging is the proven cornerstone of success.


When we founded Hedley May, we made a commitment to make a positive impact on our broader communities. We focus on providing opportunity to the underserved through mentorship, internships, workshops and other career development initiatives. We are also dedicated advocates and supporters of numerous social mobility programs.