Gaurav Bhalla has been appointed the Global Innovation Director of TNS with immediate effect. Bhalla, who will be based in Washington, will be responsible for driving and effectively implementing innovative solutions across the commercial businesses of TNS.
In addition, Bhalla will also be identifying new products and services that TNS can bring to the market. He will be reporting to John Abraham, Head of Strategic Development and Marketing, TNS. Abraham had come on board in February 2006.
Sharing his views on Bhalla’s appointment, Abraham said, “Innovation is at the heart of TNS’ strategy and I am confident that Gaurav will make a tremendous success of this new and challenging role. This new appointment will help us drive towards our goal of being recognised as a global leader in delivering innovative products and services.”
Bhalla brings with him extensive experience in management consultancy across a broad range of industries and has worked with some of the largest brands in the world. He had been running his own marketing strategy and systems consulting company for over 12 years until it became a part of TNS, when he took on the role of Executive Vice-President for Strategic Services.
Commenting on his new assignment, Bhalla said, “I am pleased to take on this new challenge and deliver more strategic and innovative thinking across the business. TNS is a skilled provider of cutting edge information services for decision-making and this increased focus on delivering greater insight for clients will ensure that TNS maintains its industry leadership position. This role will help to establish an environment where creative talent can continue to thrive within TNS.”