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Profile Economist and Research analyst with almost four years of experience across several industries and geographies.
* Ability to deal with ambiguity.
* Willingness to learn and unlearn at the same time to fit the needs of an organization.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills.
* Good understanding of working with virtual and nonvirtual teams.
Work experience Senior AnalystEconomic Research at Serco Global Services Pvt. Ltd. September present
* Serco is a UK based company that specialises in providing services to the government. This service, however, is not just limited to consulting and or solution delivery. Serco goes a step beyond and overtakes the daytoday operation and maintenance of services. It has been involved in healthcare, education, defense, transport, social welfare and a number of other public services across the UK, the US, Australia, the Gulf, and India.
* Domain My work responsibility at Serco includes provision of economic, political, and policy guidance on our major markets to the Strategy team. This involves tracking and analysing a number of parameters in order to highlight the risks and opportunities for Serco.
Additionally I work with the Serco Institute to publish Indiacentric publicsector reports with the objective of creating eminence.
Work experience Senior Analyst at Deloitte Research September April
Analyst at Deloitte Research June August
* Deloitte Research is a part of Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu that positions Deloitte as a thought leader in the market space and helps it come up with new market offerings.
* Domain As a Senior Analyst at Deloitte Research, work responsibility includes developing an indepth understanding of business verticals across different industries. This involved conducting an exhaustive research of the business practices across time and in comparison to other industries. As most of these studies had little precedence, it involved identification of various trends. It also focused on causal analysis or a root map analysis to critical issues to identify the immediate challenges and bottlenecks that could be mitigated.
* Industries: Public sector, TechnologyMediaTelecommunications, and other crossindustry projects.
* Projects worked on:
Books Persistence, "If we can put a man on the moon," "Governing by Network in Emerging Markets."
Reports Mobile Commerce, Open Mobile Platforms, Social Media Strategy, Finance Transformation, Risk Intelligence, ProductServices Organizations.
Some of the projects are detailed below.
Finance Transformation in Government
Objective: Government units are generally considered to be less efficient than their private counterparts. One of the reasons behind poor performance is considered to be a nonstrategic treatment of finance function. Many state agencies see the finance function as no more than an accounts department. Our study wanted to test if this is actually the case and if yes what are the drawbacks of such a scenario. It would also come up with a gradual plan for transitioning a finance function from a steward role to a strategic role.
Duration: This project took one and a half year to complete.
Methodology: The study relied heavily on a survey, and a conceptual framework that defines the desired positioning of a finance function.
Secondary Deloitte Project Qualifications, EBSCO, and other databases.
Primary A global survey of senior government practitioners.
Deliverables: Data mining, crosstabulation, and alignment with a conceptual framework. The project also involved development of case studies of mature finance functions in governments from across the world.
Team members: I worked closely with Bill Eggers Global Director, Public Sector/DR.
Publications: The project culminated in a report titled Mastering Finance in Government. This report can be accessed at the Deloitte website.
If We Can Put a Man on the Moon
Objective: USA has several accomplishments under its belt including sending a man on the moon. However in the last two decades, the quality of execution of projects has been going down. What explains this? What went wrong? The book tries to answer these questions and suggests means of overcoming the challenges.
Duration: My involvement in this project was limited to six months.
Methodology: The study is based on a survey and extensive secondary analysis. It tries to identify common traps that most projects fall into.
Deliverables: I analyzed almost seventy public sector projects in USA and classified them as per a framework. The work involved careful judgment of the kind of failure faced by a public sector project.
Team members: I worked closely with Bill Eggers Global Director, Public Sector/DR.
Publications: Harvard Business School Press has published the book. My contribution has been duly acknowledged.
Objective: There are several books in the marketplace that try to decipher what separates an outstanding company from an average one. One of the famous ones in this genre is Good to Great. It was however felt that the recommendations in such books are instances of getting "fooled by randomness." The goal of our research is to come up with a book that analyses performance on more objective parameters and come up with recommendations that are applicable. Through this project Deloitte aims to position itself as "One step ahead" in the marketplace.
Duration: This is a long project that would require at least three years for completion. I however worked on the project for about one year from May to May .
Methodology: Based on rigorous statistical analysis companies were identified from each of different industries under consideration. My job involved analyzing one company from the Pharmaceutical, and one from the Wiring & Lighting industry. The analysis was broadly based on three frameworks StructureConductPerformance SCP, ResourcesProcessesPriorities RPP, and Strategic Flexibility.
Secondary Annual reports and k&;s for years for each company, news reports from Factiva and other databases, case studies from Harvard, analysts reports from Investext, Thomson, and other investment companies. We were also provided with industry specific and company specific books from subject matter experts.
Primary The team held several interviews with senior executives of each company.
Deliverables: Since the project was unique in its theme as well as approach, there was no set format for deliverables. The team had to devise various ways of presenting the results which would then be iterated umpteen times till the client was satisfied before being adopted as a standard for other industries. I was involved in setting the standards of the deliverables since Pharmaceutical industry was the first industry analyzed for this project.
Team members: The project is being led by Michael Raynor of Deloitte Consulting, who is also the author of Strategy Paradox, and coauthor of Innovator&;s Solution. He is accompanied by Mumtaz Ahmed who is the Chief Strategy Officer for Deloitte. The team includes members of Deloitte Consulting located at several offices across USA.
Publications: Though the book would be published late next year or in , a discussion on the study appeared as a Forethought in HBR Are Great Companies Just Lucky?.
More details on project persistence can be found at the Deloitte website.
Objective: Mobile penetration has increased significantly over the past few years, and mobile phones have become an integral part of a human being&;s daily life. Mobiles have also blurred the lines between different industries and brought in unprecedented convergence in services. A next extension of this convergence is the coming together of the mobile carriers and financial institutions to provide financial services through the mobile. While this sounds simple, there are several challenges in bringing together several partners to deliver a common service. These bottlenecks pertain to business models as well as issues of regulation, and interoperability. The goal of this project is to identify partnership models that can bring in traction in this industry.
Duration: This project spanned almost a year.
Methodology: A thorough study was done across time, and across continents, to identify the inception, best practices, bottlenecks, and maturity of mobile commerce. There are several studies focusing on mobile commerce in the market however, the distinguishing element in our study was the focus on vendors and not consumers. We wanted to understand the preparedness of the players in the mobile commerce value chain.
Secondary Factiva, Gartner, Google Alerts
Primary A survey of senior executives from about categories of vendors in the supply chain.
Deliverables: Identification of survey recipients, analysis and crosstabulation of survey results, case studies for several countries, and standardized templates for depicting revenue and business models.
Team members: I worked closely with Divakar Goswami Executive Manager, TMT/ DR.
Publications: The project culminated in a report titled Cell me the money: Unlocking the value in mobile payment ecosystem. My contribution has been duly acknowledged.
Achievements at Deloitte
Maverick contest top : Deloitte organized a competition in titled "Maverick." The objective was to spot individuals that could demonstrate outofbox thinking to solve real life business problems. I organized a team of five members and together we managed to reach up to the top eight teams out of a total of teams that applied for the contest. The event was reported by the Hindu Business Line Deloitte goes `maverick&; to choose leaders.
Above average ratings: In the two appraisals that I underwent at Deloitte, I was rated in the first and in the second on a scale of with being the best.
Internship at Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relationships ICRIER
Trade potential in IndiaBrazilSouth Africa IBSA
Objective: The world is no longer unipolar or bipolar in terms of economic and political prowess. India, Brazil, and South Africa are amongst the emerging countries that define this multipolar world. The IBSA forum was formed by the governments of these emerging countries from three different continents to identify potential ways to enhance the well being of each other, as well as to unite the voice against pressures from the developed world. The objective of this project was to understand the development of IBSA, and discuss the constraints faced.
Duration: My involvement with the project was for two months.
Methodology: The project involved study of trade patterns, regulations, and culture in each of the country.
Secondary Statistics from IMF, information posted on WTO site, books on Latin America
* Interviews with South Africa, and Brazilian Ambassadors stationed in India.
* Interaction with executives of Brazilian corporations during a Latin American conference.
Deliverables: The project required developing an understanding of the General Agreement on Trade in Services GATS. This was challenging on account of a completely new set of terminology used by the institution. Another challenge was comparing trade patterns in the absence of a synchronized definition of product categories across countries. I submitted an overview of the services trade among IBSA countries, and was assigned A+ for my assignment.
Team members: Worked closely with Dr. Amitendu Palit IES.
* Reading, writing, and traveling.
* English, Hindi, Punjabi and Bhojpuri the dialect used in Bhojpur, Bihar/India.