MD, Insights Division, Sub Saharan Africa & COO, Kantar, WECA

Part of the original team of researchers that started Millward Brown in Asia in 1997, Soumya has, over the years, gained significant exposure and experience in supporting clients in emerging markets, helping them build stronger brands and communications.

In 2010 Soumya relocated to West Africa and was the Managing Director responsible for the launch of Millward Brown’s new offices in Ghana and Nigeria. In 2016 he took up the role as Managing Director, Kantar Sub Saharan Africa & Chief Operating Officer, West, East and Central Africa, Insights, responsible for both Kantar Millward Brown and Kantar TNS.

He is now based in Kenya. Soumya is an aviation enthusiast and has both a private and recreational pilot’s license. He enjoys travelling and experiencing new cultures, and plays the occasional game of cricket and tennis. In his college days, Soumya played guitar for some music bands.

Soumya holds a Master’s degree in Business Economics from Delhi University. Kolleri is an experienced managing director with a demonstrated history of working in the market research industry.