Umesh Chandra joins TNS India as Sr VP - offshore research services

MUMBAI: Umesh Chandra is the new head of Hyderabad based TNS India's offshore research services centre (ORSC). He has joined the global provider of market information company as senior vice president - offshore research services with immediate effect.



Chandra brings with him work experience of around 20 years, in India and overseas and in IT and IT enabled areas. Broadly his experience has been in the field of project management, computer software, computer related MIS, industrial production, quality, aerospace engineering and management and in running a software company in France, says an official communiqué.

In India, he has worked in ISRO, India's satellite center as Scientist/Engineer, in ADA (Aeronautical Development Agency) as assistant project director (A/c Integration) and in ORG Informatics as vice president software.

His work experience in France has been at DSQ Software Limited, as director operations/managing director and as a director for their German operations.



As a market research industry, TNS is looking at an ambitious growth in India and for the group. The ORSC was started in 2000 and offers a comprehensive set of services to market research companies overseas.

In 2004, TNS India expanded ORSC operations from being a provider of research related services to other processes including network/system support functions and software development for the group. The division has its offices in the hi-tech city in Hyderabad and has access to the latest in terms of connectivity and infrastructure - the essentials for any off-shoring operation. The division operates 24X7 as it has business flowing in from down under (New Zealand) to up above (USA), informs the release.

Chandra as quoted in the release, believes that ORSC is all set to become "a service hub for all market research activities namely, software design, development and maintenance (includes product, database and system design), IT services (including data operations, system administration, system monitoring, network management and call desk support), data processing / analysis, and computer aided telephone (CATI) / web interviewing (CAWI)."

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