Pankaj Kulshreshtha – Business Leader, Analytics & Research at Genpact
6 of the 10 leaders listed here have their roots in Genpact or a GE subsidiary. This goes on to display the amount of impact that the company has had on the analytics industry in India. Besides being among the early starters in Analytics, Genpact is also considered among the most successful, and have churned out the best analytics talent over the years. Genpact has about 5, 000 people in its analytics practice, largely out of Bangalore.
Pankaj Kulshreshtha leads the Analytics and Research practice globally at Genpact. This practice is part of Genpact’s Smart Decision Services that enables clients across industries to make smarter decisions in sales and marketing, cost, and risk management using data and insights. Under his leadership, Genpact’s Analytics business has grown to one of the largest and most extensive practices in the industry.Work Experience: 19 years; Past Organizations: GE, L&T; Education: PhD from IIM Bangalore, BE from VNIT, NagpurPankaj joined Genpact in 1998 and was one of the first people who launched offshore analytics teams in India. At Genpact, Pankaj helped various GE businesses set up analytics teams and in 2005 moved to GE Money UK, where he led risk management for various portfolios and was Chief Risk Officer for the loans business in his last role. He then rejoined Genpact in 2008.
Rohit Tandon – Vice President, Strategy WW Head of HP Global Analytics
As head of Global Analytics, Rohit Tandon is helping drive the Analytics ecosystem to support HP’s vision and priorities.
He is a veteran industry executive known for pioneering and guiding new businesses to success. In Rohit’s leadership HP Global Analytics grew from a small team to a large analytics organization. Today as part of HP’s Corporate Strategy team, Global Analytics is also chartered to lead HP’s Analytics delivery ecosystem, and bring together similar teams to drive innovations that support HP’s enterprise priorities. The organization has access to talent as well as cutting edge tools and techniques that help innovate & customize analytical solutions for sustained competitive advantage.Work Experience: 20+ years; Past Organizations: IBM, Genpact, Accenture Consulting, JWT and AmpersandPrior to joining HP, Rohit was the Executive Vice President at IBM’s Global Processing Services unit where he was responsible for Strategy, IT, Quality and Transformation. During his tenure he was instrumental in setting up and leading IBM’s Knowledge Services business including Analytics where he also acquired a company for IBM.
Prior to IBM, Rohit drove the Analytics business at Genpact, leading a team of ~2500 analytics practitioners. Rohit is a Certified Master Black Belt in Six Sigma and a Certified Quality Leader in Six Sigma. He also holds a patent in his name for optimization algorithms designed by him.