MUMBAI: Ipsos India has found a new country head and managing director in Amit Adarkar, who will take charge from first week of September. He replaces Mick Gordon who successfully held the role and will now take up a senior regional responsibility within Ipsos.
Gordon has been CEO of Ipsos India since November 2011 and managing director of Synovate India since September 2008. He has been responsible for substantial growth of revenue and profits over the period and merger of two large businesses of Ipsos and Synovate in India.
Commenting on Adarkar’s appointment, Gordon said, “I am confident that with the experience and expertise of Amit, Ipsos will continue to delight our clients and he will prove to be an immensely capable successor.”
"I am delighted to be appointed as Ipsos India’s new managing director. Ipsos is at a decisive point in its history and I am looking forward to working with the Board, the Regional Directors and Ipsos India staff to ensure we take this opportunity to create a stronger and more effective organisation for the future," added Adarkar.
Adarkar who had joined Ipsos InnoQuest, India as its managing director in January 2013 has been a member of the India management team ever since.
He has been in the research industry for over 22 years, and has worked for organisations such as IMRB, Synovate, and Org-Marg. He was earlier MD at Market Probe, and a VP at Nielsen-Bases. He also has rich experience with a number of key Ipsos InnoQuest clients.
He is a chemical engineer from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (1987-91). Post engineering, he completed Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM), from XLRI, Jamshedpur (1991-1993).