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Sushant GuptaFounder & CEO

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In today’s data-heavy world, research and analytics is invaluable for businesses to achieve their goals. We have a diverse and talented team that is uniquely equipped to serve clients.”

Drawing on stints at multinationals like Siemens, Schlumberger, and Monitor, Sushant brings a cross-sectoral, global perspective to SG Analytics’ leadership. Sushant has established successful companies in the UK and India and has leveraged these experiences to propel SG Analytics’ growth over the last decade. Sushant is a board member of Sampark, an NGO helping economically disadvantaged women, and an investor in Aavishkaar, a rural venture capital group. Sushant holds an MBA from INSEAD, and a Bachelor’s degree in Technology from IIT, Delhi. He is also an aspiring yogi, loves discussing philosophy and enjoys horse riding.

Sushant Gupta

Management Team

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  • Ahmed Hakki

    Head of Sales, EMEA

    Ahmed Hakki

    Head of Sales, EMEA
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  • Jim DeCicco

    Head of Sales, Americas

    Jim DeCicco

    Head of Sales, Americas
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Ahmed Hakki

Head of Sales, EMEA
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A financial services industry veteran, Ahmed spent more than two decades in equity sales, asset management and private banking at global investment banks like Nomura Securities, Société Générale and UBS. As a result, Ahmed brings a wealth of domain knowledge and relationship management skills to SG Analytics. He has used both to expand SG Analytics’ business in the European market and establish the firm as a leading player across multiple industries. Ahmed holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Master’s degree in Law from University of Zurich. Ahmed enjoys trekking and playing tennis.

Jim DeCicco

Head of Sales, Americas
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Jim has spent over 25 years in the financial services industry. He has held leadership positions at financial institutions such as Merrill Lynch, Prudential Financial and GoldenSource Corporation. Jim’s background traverses financial services, data, and analytics, positioning him to drive growth in the Americas across all of SG Analytics' research and analytics offerings. Jim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Seton Hall University.  He is an avid sports fan and a student of history.

  • Vineet Agarwal

    Head of Research

    Vineet Agarwal

    Head of Research
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  • Rahul Agarwal

    Head of Product Management

    Rahul Agarwal

    Head of Product Management
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  • Sabyasachi Guha Raja

    Operations Head - Market Research

    Sabyasachi Guha Raja

    Operations Head - Market Research
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Vineet Agarwal

Head of Research
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Vineet has over 17 years’ experience in setting up and managing knowledge-based engagements catering to capital market firms globally. He has worked closely with bulge bracket and mid-market IB's, institutional asset managers, hedge funds, financial information providers, and consulting firms in setting up their investment research, investment banking, commercial lending, and compliance teams. Prior to joining SG Analytics, Vineet was a Director at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, where he set up their investment banking, compliance, and commercial lending practices and led some of the firm’s largest engagements. Vineet is a Chartered Accountant. Outside of work, Vineet enjoys playing cricket.

Rahul Agarwal

Head of Product Management
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Rahul has over 17 years’ experience across a wide range of research and consulting engagements. He has set up and managed some of the largest research and consulting engagements for investment banks, asset and wealth managers and corporates globally. Previously, Rahul held senior roles at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers, across locations including the US, India and Latin America. Rahul is a Chartered Accountant. He follows the Indian capital markets actively.

Sabyasachi Guha Raja

Operations Head - Market Research
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Sabyasachi has over 12 years’ experience in setting up and managing market research engagements across multiple sectors. Prior to joining SG Analytics, Sabyasachi set up and headed Azure Knowledge Corporation’s delivery centre in Delhi NCR.  He also led a team of 150 resources for a major technology giant to manage their digital transformation process. Sabyasachi holds an MBA from the Fore School of Management and has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Delhi University. Outside of work, Sabyasachi enjoys playing table tennis.

  • Siddharth Pant

    Head of Analytics

    Siddharth Pant

    Head of Analytics
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  • Srikrishna Hasa

    Head of Solutioning

    Srikrishna Hasa

    Head of Solutioning
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  • Rajesh Viswanath

    Operations Head - Analytics

    Rajesh Viswanath

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Siddharth Pant

Head of Analytics
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Siddharth has 18 years’ experience in managing analytics practices across different companies and industries. He has worked closely with Fortune 500 companies in setting up analytics, data management, business intelligence, and technology related practices and engagements. Previously, Siddharth was associated with Fractal Analytics as Vice President. Prior to that, he worked with companies like Infosys, Oracle, Arisglobal, and ANZ Grindlays Bank, where he handled large mandates across BFSI, life sciences, retail, and telecom. Siddharth holds an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and has lived and worked in various cities across India and the US. Outside of work, Siddharth follows sports and sci-fi.

Srikrishna Hasa

Head of Solutioning
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Hasa has over 8 years’ experience in technology delivery, solutions, strategy consulting, and general management. Hasa’s areas of functional expertise include big data, analytics, visualization, architecture, and road maps. Prior to joining SG Analytics, she held multiple roles at Barclays and Wells Fargo, across India, the US, and Philippines. She holds an MBA from Indian School of Business (ISB) and a Bachelor’s degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. Hasa describes herself as a dreamer, doer and go-getter.

Rajesh Viswanath

Operations Head - Analytics
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Rajesh has over 16 years’ experience in delivering solutions for clients across sales and marketing intelligence, social media analytics, customer analytics, marketing effectiveness, and survey research. He has significant experience in engaging with clients in the US and Europe across sectors including retail, healthcare, TMT, and BFSI. Previously, Rajesh led the data science team at CitiusTech and held various management roles at Genpact. Rajesh has a Master’s degree in Statistics. He enjoys playing football and cross-country driving.

  • Susshruth Apshankar

    Chief Operating Officer

    Susshruth Apshankar

    Chief Operating Officer
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  • Sandeep Datta

    Head of Human Resources

    Sandeep Datta

    Head of Human Resources
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  • Ankit Maheshwari

    Head of Finance

    Ankit Maheshwari

    Head of Finance
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Susshruth Apshankar

Chief Operating Officer
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Susshruth is an intrapreneur, business transformation specialist, and an expert in institutionalizing businesses. He has over 20 years’ experience working in India and the US for multinationals like Starbucks, Gap, UPS, and Aditya Birla Group in driving the three business pillars of ‘people, processes and profits'. His achievements include - winner of the Maha-Intrapreneur Award in 2013, finalist for the Aditya Birla Group Chairman's Award in 2012, and winner of the Social Employee of the Year Award in 2003. Susshruth holds a Master's in Science from New York State University and an MBA from Symbiosis International University. He is a coffee master and a certified Operations Efficiency Expert.

Sandeep Datta

Head of Human Resources
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Sandeep is an experienced HR professional with extensive experience in HR business partnering, talent management, employee life cycle management, performance management, and grievance handling at multinationals including WNS Global, Accenture, and ING Life. Sandeep holds an MBA from Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad and a Bachelor’s degree in Administration from Bangalore University. Sandeep loves cooking and keeps on top of latest trends in the auto sector.

Ankit Maheshwari

Head of Finance
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Ankit has over 14 years’ experience in setting up and managing core finance operations including internal control frameworks. His areas of expertise include financial planning and budgeting, costing, taxation, and related laws and procedures. Previously, Ankit held senior roles in multinational firms including Vodafone and Suzlon Energy. Ankit is a Chartered Accountant. In his spare time, Ankit enjoys listening to Indian music and exploring beaches.