Chaaya R. Jugdeb


CHAAYA JUGDEB is a bilingual Human Resources Professional with over 20 years of experience. Her areas of specialization are talent attraction and talent management. Charismatic and people-oriented, recruitment and selection is her second nature. Known as a pleasant, resourceful, and reliable talent magnet, Chaaya is committed to helping her candidates find their dream role and delivering results to her clients. Her empathetic and positive approach naturally connects her with both candidates and hiring managers. People love to partner with Chaaya as she genuinely builds a long-lasting strategic relationship with them.

Prior to joining The Counsel Network, Chaaya worked for a broad range of large national and international companies within various industries, namely professional financial services, offshore management, human resources consulting, airlines, oil and gas, EPCM and utilities. Since she joined The Counsel Network, she is consistently building a solid network within the legal community on a national level, and her advice is often sought as a proactive career connector.

Over the years, she has built a successful track record placing hard-to-fill positions both as a corporate and search recruiter. As a good listener with sound analytical skills, she can easily spot the right candidates for the right organization.

As a successful talent acquisition professional, she adopts a holistic recruiting style that attracts high potential employees with the skills and career goals that match the trajectory of the organization. Results-driven, fair and ethical, she ensures that she is making good matches in a seamless and efficient way. Seeing a smile on the face of a happy candidate and hiring manager makes her day.

Chaaya believes that it is the people that define the culture, success and growth of an organization. Her knowledge, skills sets and abilities allow her to partner with stakeholders when making hiring decisions ultimately resulting in the advancement of organizational culture.

Chaaya has obtained the Registered Professional Recruiter (RPR) designation and is a member of the Association of Professional Recruiters of Canada.



Bachelor of Social Science (B.Soc.Sci.)
in Organizational Psychology
and Industrial Sociology,
University of Cape Town, 1996


Association of Professional Recruiters of Canada, Member