Zinnov hires Prasamit Kalita as principal in digital practice

07 July 2021 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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Zinnov, a Houston-based IT consultancy, has hired Prasamit Kalita as a principal in the firm’s digital practice.

Based in New York City, Kalita will focus on advising banking and financial services firms on their technology strategy.

He brings more than 15 years of experience working in the consulting, financial services, and media industries, with a focus on finance, risk, and business intelligence. He has deep expertise leading risk management and regulatory mandates, executing strategy projects across IT, leading internal consulting initiatives, and building high-performance teams.

Kalita spent the last two years running TPI, a New York-based startup he founded. The firm’s goal was to provide a socially conscious platform for affordable financial planning.

Before that, he spent five years at Deutsche Bank’s New York office, where he was VP and head of corporate strategy, intelligence & customer insights in the corporate & investment banking division. He was also previously Americas leader for corporate risk management, governance & controls in the corporate finance division.Zinnov hires Prasamit Kalita as principal in digital practiceBefore joining Deutsche Bank, Kalita spent six years at the Bengaluru office of Thomson Reuters, where he was a manager in the financial & risk division and led the corporate strategy & competitive intelligence team in India.

Prior to that he spent a year as a research analyst at Grail Insights (formerly management consultancy Monitor Group) and two years at EY India, where he was a financial analyst.

“As enterprises strengthen their positioning and ride the wave of disruptions, they are increasingly leveraging modern technologies such as cloud, AI, IoT, Big Data, security, etc., to truly become autonomous. This has further been catalyzed by Covid shining a spotlight on the criticality of future-proofing businesses to withstand external shocks to become truly antifragile,” said Praveen Bhadada, managing partner, Zinnov. “Prasamit's experience in the emerging tech space will be a critical asset as we empower our enterprise customers in their own technology evolution. We're thrilled to have him on the team."

Founded in 2002, Zinnov provides consulting services in product engineering and digital transformation, market research and insights, mergers and acquisitions, and outsourcing advisory. The firm’s proprietary Draup platform delivers AI-driven sales intelligence, as well as a reskilling and talent intelligence offering.

Zinnov has more than 400 employees across eight offices in the US, France, and India.