Global market research company Synovate has made key appointments in Mumbai for its India operation. Mulraj Gala joins as Finance Head, Sanskrati Sail comes on board as Head of Human Resources, while Pranay Dankedar re-joins as a Senior Project Director.
Gala, a chartered account, was previously Director Finance at ACNielsen ORG-MARG. He is an alumnus of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has a decade’s work experience with leading organizations, including the IDBI Bank.
Speaking on the appointment, Alok Shanker, Managing Director, Synovate India, said, “Synovate India has doubled its turnover in two years. Gala’s foremost task is to ensure that we achieve our global targets with a keen eye on the profitability of the company.”
Synovate has also appointed Sanskrati Sail as the Head of Human Resources. An alumnus of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, Sail has over seven years’ experience in a number of leading manufacturing and service sector companies. Her last assignment was with Lilac Medicare Pvt Ltd.
Pranay Dankedar has re-joined Synovate as a Senior Project Director in the quantitative research division and will primarily be responsible for FMCG sector research. He joins back after a year from WNS global services, a BPO major. Dandekar calls it a “home coming”.
Synovate, the market research arm of Aegis Group Plc, generates consumer insights that drive competitive marketing solutions. The network provides clients with cohesive global support and a comprehensive suite of research solutions.