London: 4 November, 2013 - Global research consultancy Kantar TNS, has today announced the appointment of Vishy Rajagopal S. as Regional Director, Operations for Asia Pacific. Vishy, who held the post of Vice President, Operations for Kantar TNS India for five years until 2009, re-joins the company from Nielsen where he has been in regional Head of Data Acquisition roles for Middle East, Africa & Pakistan, and South Asia.

In this new role, Vishy’s initial priorities will be completing Kantar TNS’s transition to 100 percent electronic data collection, including rolling out the use of tablets across APAC to drive respondent engagement and ensure reduced delivery times. Kantar TNS is committed to generating real insights for clients, underpinned by robust data; Vishy will be responsible for leading world-class operations throughout Asia Pacific in support of this goal.

 “I am incredibly pleased that Vishy is joining the team. He has fantastic experience of successfully executing complex projects and driving operational effectiveness across geographies,” said James Brooks, Global Operations Director, Kantar TNS. He continued, “We have a significant focus on enhancing our offer through the use of tablet and mobile technology in all projects across the region. Vishy’s significant experience of delivering technology-led transformation will greatly accelerate our progress towards this.

Vishy has over 20 years’ experience in the research industry, having held a variety of roles at Kantar TNS and Nielsen. He commented, “I am delighted to be re-joining Kantar TNS in this new regional role. Kantar TNS is leading the industry in operations, delivering massive improvements in data collection through their commitment to leveraging technology and deploying digital data collection. I am very excited to be joining a team so committed to delivering high quality data rapidly.” 

Vishy joins Kantar TNS in November and will be based in Bangalore.

 

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