MRSI appoints new President and Managing Committee

25 Jun,2019

By A Correspondent


Sandeep Arora

The Market Research Society of India held its 31st AGM in Mumbai at the MCA, Mumbai and conducted the elections for the Managing Committee for 2019-2021. The newly elected Managing Committee, at its first meeting also elected Sandeep Arora, Executive Vice President and Global Head – Research & Analytics Solutions, Datamatics Global Services, as the new President.


MRSI thanked its outgoing President, Pravin Shekar, Chairman & CEO at KREA, Chennai for guiding the activities of the society for the last two years. The elected members of the new Managing Committee are: Ankita Dhanuka, Robas Research; Ashutosh Singh, Internet Research Bureau; Ashwani Kukreja, Tata Sky; Derrick Gray, BARC; K Vinay Kumar, Datawise Management; Manish Makhijani, Hindustan Unilever; NP Sathyamurthy, MRUC; Paru Minocha, Kantar IMRB; Praveen Nijhara, Hansa Research; Pravin Shekar, Krea; Priya Lobo, Ormax; Rashesh Rawal, Azure Knowledge; Sandeep Arora, Datamatics; Sanjay Pal, The Nielsen Company; Saurin Shah, Godrej CPL; Shaveta Bhardwaj, Kantar Millward Brown; Shelley Sengupta, Diageo; Sunder Muthuraman, Kantar Analytics; Tomson J Thundathil, The Malayala Manorama; and Vivek Gupta, Ipsos.


Said Arora: “These are the most interesting times for Research and Insights industry. Never before was the need for consumer-behaviour led data scientists greater than today, to accurately provide holistic business foresights. There are a few legacy-led challenges which are slowing us from realizing full potential of this digital wave and I am confident that with due focus and patience, we will overcome those very soon!”


Welcoming the new managing committee and office bearers, Shekar, said: “It’s great to see active participation from members, to volunteer and contribute in the Managing Committee and take our association forward. The new President, Sandeep Arora, clearly laid out the plans for the next couple of years, building on existing activities as well adding on newer initiatives including greater government coordination. I wish him and our team all the very best.”



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