Summary

=> More than 9 years of experience in setting up & managing offshore research centers in India. Transforming cost centers to profit centres => Experience of working with some of the world’s largest human capital & management consulting firms like Heidrick & Struggles, Egon Zehnder, Sheffield Haworth and RocSearch => More than 9 years of research & consulting experience in Supply Chain, Industrial, Chemicals, Financial Services, Retail, Life Sciences, Automotive and Aerospace sectors => Competencies include strategy consulting, business research & analytics, mentorship & people development, knowledge management, conceptualization of business & marketing strategies, BD and managing client relationships. => Well versed with most of the major business databases like OneSource, CapitalIQ, Bloomberg, Hoovers, Lexis- Nexis, Factiva, D&B etc. In the next 8-10 years from now, I aim to become a strategic consultant in one of the top 5 consulting firms. Else I would create a truly Indian Management Consulting firm - a company which could compete with Big 4 Consulting firms on a global basis. I want to do the same in Indian Consulting sector which Laxmi Mittal did in Steel Industry. Just waiting for the right time and right opportunity....

Work History

Work History
Jun 2009 - Present

Associate Director, Strategy & Planning (International)

Solutions|Digitas - A Publicis Groupe Company
Dec 2008 - Jun 2009

Associate Director, Strategy & Planning

Solutions|Digitas - A Publicis Groupe Company
Solutions I Digitas is India and South-East Asia’s biggest marketing services and digital marketing agency. It is the largest 360 degree integrated marketing solutions provider company and has won maximum awards in its category for innovative strategic marketing solutions. It is the marketing services arm of Paris-based Publicis Groupe S.A., the world's 4th largest communications group 2nd second largest media counsel & buying group. I am heading the strategy team at Digitas, India that offers strategic marketing consulting & advisory services for developing innovative and impactful marketing solutions for prospective as well as existing clients. My team is responsible to provide the strategic direction to develop basic framework for innovative marketing solutions backed by research and consumer insights for our clients.
Feb 2008 - Nov 2008

Research Director

Sheffield Haworth
- Established a strategy consulting & business research subsidiary company for Sheffield Haworth in New Delhi. - Redefined the concept of KPO and offshore outsourcing by catering to internal as well as external clients. - Transitioned it from a cost centre model to a profit centre model
Sep 2007 - Feb 2008

Strategy Consultant & Head of Research

Cortaal Global
- Established Cortaal in India - Developed the business of Strategy Consulting & Human Capital Advisory services like Recruitment, Executive Coaching and Training and HR Consulting with a prime focus on Talent Strategy. - Cortaal now serves some of the renowned clients from banking, auto and media sectors.
Jan 2006 - Aug 2007

PG Specialist - Industrial Practice Group (EZIRS)

Egon Zehnder International
Joined Egon Zehnder's Shared Services Center EZIRS, as a PG Specialist (Knowledge Manager) in Industrial Practice Group for North America in Jan 06. Was mainly responsible to setup the Knowledge Management processes for NA Industrial Practice Group in this center for the entire company in which I developed various processes, products and services that are offered from this center to the Industrial Practice Group Consultants & Search teams. Gradually, my role evolved from the North American market to a Global level. In this role, my responsibilities & achievements included:- # Identifying research and KM needs of the firm and then transition this process to this center. # Created different processes & products as well as building a team (hiring & training) of research analysts for Industrial as well as other practice groups. # Proposed a new Knowledge Management system for the firm # Identified KM requirements for the US research team and transitioned these processes to EZIRS
Mar 2004 - Dec 2005

Business Analyst - Industrial & Supply Chain Practice

Heidrick & Struggles
First 1 year: Worked as a Business Analyst for Industrial Practice Group at Knowledge Management Center of Heidrick and Struggles. After that: Initiated and set up the Supply Chain Practice which involved setting up Knowledge Management processes for SCM practice, creating new products and research services etc. My area of specialization was in Supply Chain practice in Industrial/Manufacturing, Retail, Life Sciences & IT Industry. In this role, besides working on typical research projects, I created several thoughtpieces and whitepapers on Supply Chain Sector. Some of these papers were published online.
Jun 2000 - Mar 2004

Senior Research Analyst, Team Leader & Business Development Manager

RocSearch
As Senior Research Analyst and Team Leader # Gained expertise in report writing and extensive Internet research (100 ad-hoc projects, 50 Industry Reports, Technology Snapshots on 100 emerging web technologies, published at online report galleries like Marketresearch.com, Mindbranch.com and Canbiotech) # Clients: Financial Times (FT), KPMG, Accenture, Daily Telegraph, Info>>Fast, Aurora WDC, GOTO, & MSN. # Managed a team of 10-15 research analysts for more than 2 years. # Published an article on “Outsourcing Trends in BioPharma Industry” (published in CanBiotech monthly newsletter - Sep 2002, available online) As Business Development Manger # Approached around 50 companies in the field of Market/Industry Research of which 10 companies are presently the clients of RocSearch Ltd. # Worked as a company representative for clients such as CanBioTech, ABS Energy Research, Aurora WDC, 1st4marketing.com and other prominent business research firms worldwide

Education

Education
Jun 2005 - Jun 2006

Certificate Course in Supply Chain Management

Symbiosis Center For Distance Learning
Jun 2001 - Jun 2003

Post Graduate Diploma In Business Administration (PGDBA)

Symbiosis Center For Distance Learning
Jun 1997 - Jun 2000

BSc

Kurukshetra University
1992 - 1997

Senior Secondary

Kendriya Vidyalaya