Hires & Promotion: Research & Ranking, Nielsen

Quick look at new hirings, promotions and people movements this week

Research & Ranking strengthens its C-Suite with the appointment of Rakesh Gupta as Chief Operations and Compliance Officer

Research & Ranking, equity investment advisory brand and a part of Equentis Wealth Advisory Services has declared the appointment of Rakesh Gupta as Chief Operations and Compliance Officer. Rakesh joins the company after a distinguished career stint at Mizuho Securities India as Company Secretary, Director - Compliance & Legal.   

At Research & Ranking, he is responsible for managing the Company’s compliance, secretarial, legal, and operation functions, piloting strategy and implementing the compliance framework and operational processes across the organisation. 

Speaking on his appointment, Rakesh Gupta says, “I am very excited to join the team at Research & Ranking. R&R’s reputation for delivering excellent services to its customers, upscaling its business operations at a rapid speed, adherence to regulatory guidelines and leading with cutting-edge technology were critical factors that led to my decision to join. I am looking forward to the next chapter of my career and supporting R&R’s corporate governance framework and operational needs for the future.” 

Rakesh joins with a robust background in the BFSI sector. He possesses exhaustive knowledge of the Companies Act as well as regulations and best practices related to RBI, SEBI, Stock Exchanges and Depositories. He has also held leadership roles with prominent SEBI registered intermediaries like Mizuho Securities India, YES Securities, Mangal Keshav Securities, and Brics Securities with responsibilities across regulatory compliance, compliance risk management, governance, process review, process automation, surveillance, etc. Rakesh has also made a mark as a highly empathetic leader who transforms teams and enables them to fulfill their potential.  

“We’re delighted to welcome Rakesh on board as our new Chief Operations and Compliance Officer. Rakesh joins us with a proven track record of demonstrating exceptional results for leading firms in the equity arena. His brilliant accomplishments in delivering operational excellence, implementing strategic projects, adhering to regulatory requirements and leading teams will enable us to accelerate our future growth plans” expresses Manish Goel, Founder and Director, Research & Ranking. 

Nielsen appoints Deepak Mann as Director, Marketing Effectiveness, India

Nielsen has appointed of Deepak Mann as Director, Marketing Effectiveness, Nielsen India.

Based in Mumbai, Mann will report to Abhinav Maheshwari, Vice President, Marketing Effectiveness, APAC. In his new capacity, Mann will be responsible for expanding and strengthening Nielsen’s leadership in the Marketing Effectiveness domain in India.

Mann joins Nielsen with more than 18 years of rich experience in Business Insights and Analytics. Previously, he was the Insights Head at Amway, where he managed global, regional as well as market-specific roles across geographies. At Amway, Mann has held various leadership roles, including six years as Regional Consumer and Media Insights Head for Europe, India and Africa. He was also the CMI Global Lead Nutrition, based out of the US, for two years. Before Amway, Mann was associated with Research International, the Research subsidiary of the WPP group. 

Mann helps create and deliver high-impact solutions with a focus on customer-centricity while navigating a constantly evolving data-driven media landscape.

Commenting on Mann’s appointment, Abhinav Maheshwari, Vice President, Marketing Effectiveness, APAC, shares, “Deepak brings with him a strong track record and core expertise in Marketing Effectiveness and Consumer Insights Management. We will look at leveraging his capabilities and business acumen in driving stronger customer engagement alongside fortifying Nielsen’s presence in the Marketing Effectiveness domain across verticals.”

“With Nielsen being on the verge of transitioning to a digitally advanced future, my efforts as the lead of its Marketing Effectiveness program will be centered around contributing to its transformation and growth strategies. I will be working closely with Nielsen’s talented team and leadership to help clients and customers achieve new standards,” comments Deepak Mann, Director, Marketing Effectiveness, Nielsen India.

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