London: 10 February 2014 - Global research consultancy Kantar TNS, today announced the appointment of Anjali Puri as Head of Centre of Excellence for Kantar TNS’s global Qualitative practice. Based in Bangalore, Anjali will report to Rebecca Wynberg, CEO Kantar TNS Qualitative.

Anjali has held a number of regional positions since joining Kantar TNS in 2010, and most recently served as Managing Director for Kantar TNS Qualitative in Asia-Pacific.

Commenting on the appointment, Rebecca said, “I am delighted that Anjali is joining the global team. She is highly regarded in our industry for her contemporary thinking in qualitative research globally, particularly in the areas of consumer choices, behaviour change and social media. Anjali’s input will be instrumental in helping us to deliver world-class research excellence across all our markets.”

In her new role, Anjali will be responsible for developing Kantar TNS’s qualitative offer, leading new thinking and articulating best practice. Anjali will also work closely with Kantar TNS’s Global Practice Heads to ensure the organisation delivers truly integrated approaches to clients across the globe.

Anjali commented, “I am really looking forward to leading our newly-established Centre of Excellence and to working even closer with Rebecca and our qualitative expert practitioners across Kantar TNS to strengthen our capabilities and bring fresh, innovative thinking to our clients.”

Anjali is a frequent presenter at ESOMAR and other industry forums. She has received multiple awards, including the ‘Best New Thinking’ award by the UK MRS and the WPP Atticus award in the ‘Research in Practice’ category.

Anjali’s appointment in a global position reflects Kantar TNS’s goal of setting a new standard for the industry by reuniting some of the world’s most experienced qualitative researchers under the leadership of Rebecca Wynberg.

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