Hires & Promotions: Eureka Forbes, Hansa Research

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

Pratik Pota named Eureka Forbes CEO & MD

Eureka Forbes has appointed Pratik Pota as CEO and Managing Director, as per news reports.

Prior to this, Pota was CEO of Jubilant FoodWorks.

News networks say Pota will work towards scaling the business and delivering innovative products. He will be taking over on August 16.

In the past, he was Chief Operating Officer at PepsiCo and also held the EVP-Marketing position.

Pota has had long stints with other companies like Bharti Airtel and HUL.

Hansa Research appoints Sandeep Ranade as the Executive Vice President (EVP) & Quantitative Research Head

Hansa Research has named Sandeep Ranade as the Executive Vice President (EVP) & National Head of Quantitative Research. Ranade has been associated with the research industry for nearly 27 years. He has extensive experience in FMCG, telecom and the media sectors across brand, creative and media domains. He has also led teams across locations to help clients build their brands and solve their critical business issues.

In his professional journey, he has led multiple global studies including developing a windows-based software for analyzing NRS (National Readership Survey) 1995 data with a team of software developers. He was also the team lead for setting up a panel for monitoring lubricant usage in trucks (2003-2004) and also transitioned Customer Satisfaction study for a large telecommunication client in Africa (across 16 countries). 

Commenting on Sandeep Ranade’s appointment, Praveen Nijhara, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Hansa Research adds, “We are pleased to welcome Sandeep to our organization. His vast experience will further help advance our research expertise and deliver more valuable insights to our clients. I’m confident he will play an important role in Hansa’s growth in the coming years.”

Commenting on his new role Sandeep Ranade, Executive Vice President (EVP) & Head - Quantitative Research, Hansa Research says, “I am excited to be a part of the Hansa Research Group. Being the largest consumer insights company in India, Hansa is known in the research industry for its innovative and path-breaking studies. I look forward to working with the team who has pioneered some benchmarks in the market research industry.”

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