Consulting firm ZS launches new office in Bangalore

22 November 2018 2 min. read
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Evanston, IL-based consultancy ZS has announced the opening of its third office in India. The new Bangalore location expands the management consultancy’s global footprint to 23 offices.

Founded in 1983 by a pair of Northwestern University marketing professors – Prabhakant Sinha and Andris Zoltners – ZS is the world’s largest firm focused on improving performance and market share through end-to-end sales and marketing solutions. The company’s more than 6,000 professionals support clients in the life sciences and healthcare industries, among others, with deep customer insights, analytics, operations, and technology offerings.

The company has worked with many of the largest pharmaceutical and medical device firms, including Bayer, GSK, Roche, Thermofisher Scientific, and Boston Scientific. ZS has 9 offices in the US including its Evanston, Illinois headquarters, 6 offices in Europe, and 5 offices in Asia – including 2 offices in India in Pune and New Delhi. The Indian offices are home to especially large hubs that host the firm’s Capability and Expertise Centers.Consulting firm ZS launches new office in BangaloreNow the global consultancy has opened a third office in India. The Bangalore office will increase ZS’ capabilities in leading-edge analytics and technology solutions, as demand for advanced analytics services continues to boom.

"We are excited to be part of the wider global growth story. With over 65% of our talent in India, our local team is actively driving innovation and client solutions in collaboration with our global colleagues," commented Sanjay Joshi, managing principal for ZS's Asia region. "Our plan to inaugurate a new office in Bangalore is about strengthening our capabilities in big data and artificial intelligence in India and beyond. This will continue to deepen our partnership with clients around the globe in helping them navigate their digital transformation journey."

The Bangalore location will be led by ZS Principal Shankar Viswanathan, a more than 18-year veteran of the firm. Viswanathan currently leads ZS’ advanced data science group in India, which solves client problems with data, AI, and machine learning platforms. Before that, he was the office managing principal for the firm’s largest office in Pune.

ZS expects to hire up to 200 people at the Bangalore office over the next three years. "The investment in our new location will build on our strategic success and will allow us to continue growing our unique talent and capabilities in advanced analytics and technology," remarked Viswanathan.