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Raj Sharma

(Co- Founder & President)

A visionary who has worked for more than twenty years in the field of Market Research with a mission to excel with trust and confidence.

He is Co-founder of Majestic Group that is Asia's one of the Largest Independent Full Service Market Research Firm.

Raj has travelled extensively overseas on business and has an extremely good understanding of global markets. His interactions have been extensively with the US from east to the west coast

Raj is also the International Features Editor for QRCA VIEWS, a publication of QRCA (Qualitative Research Consultants Association)

He is also associated with various associations such as ESOMAR, AEMRI, MSPA, WAPOR, AIAI, FICCI, CII, ePHMRA, AQR and so on.


Sarang Panchal

(CEO - MRSS India)

Sarang Panchal comes with over two decades of Market Research experience. He started his career with Procter & Gamble as a Research Executive and then moved on to the researcher’s side with MRAS as Research Manager. Subsequently, he assumed partnership at MRAS Burke between 1987- 1989, from where he joined Dun & Bradstreet as Executive Director in 1995. He spent two years in Dun & Bradstreet. Sarang joined AC Nielsen in 1997 as Executive Director, where his profile included Simulated Test Marketing/ Forecasting, Brand / Advertising tracking, Syndicated Research, Customer satisfaction, Multi-country / international and Qualitative research. After being an Executive Director for over a decade, he then was appointed Managing Director of The Nielsen Company, Asia Pacific for the customized division. From 2008 till 2013, he invested in multiple businesses that included alternative construction, strategy, consulting and ecommerce. He is now an investor and the CEO of MRSS India, the research agency that offers full service with special focus on digital research.

Academically, Sarang is from Campion School. He then pursued a degree in commerce from Sydenham College, post which he completed his Master’s degree in Management studies from one of the premier management institute of India- Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management studies (JBIMS).


Sandeep Bhatia

(Executive Director)

He is the Executive Director of Majestic Group, with an exceptional experience in the field of marketing with one of the fortune 500 companies.

He has studied at Duke Law School from where he received his Juris Doctor (JD) and UCLA from where he obtained a BA in Economics.

Along with relationships with several FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies, Sandeep has close relationships with some of the largest Market research firms in the world including various arms of The WPP group, The VNU group and The Omnicom Group.


Salil Sabnis

(Director Healthcare at Majestic MRSS)

Salil Sabnis comes with 17 years of experience having engaged with the industries such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, lifesciences and healthcare; employed with companies like Eli-Lilly, Reliance Life Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Shantha Biotechnics Ltd. (Part of Sanofi Aventis), Apollo Hospitals, Serum Institute Of India Ltd. etc.

He has handled critical roles in various capacities & levels in the organizations. Headed marketing/businesses with functional domain expertise in marketing management and general management - strategic marketing management, brand/product management, product life cycle management & communications, business development and consulting. Has a hands-on working experience in areas such as ethical formulations, branded generics, biopharmaceuticals, vaccines, stem cell therapeutics/repository services, molecular/genetic diagnostics, medical healthcare services, healthcare clinics etc.

He has been associated on consulting assignments with Indian companies & MNCs based out of India. Has been invited as guest, visiting faculty & regular teaching at colleges affiliated to central and state universities in marketing, strategy.

His qualifications are - M.Sc (Microbiology), MBA, PGDMM, Global Strategic Management (GSM) and Executive Leadership/Senior Management Programme (SMP) from IIM-Calcutta.


Rashid Pattakal

(Director - Client Servicing (South))

Rashid has more than 14 years of rich experience in the field of market research and market intelligence.

He has worked for diverse industries like Automobiles, Petroleum, Banking/Financial Services, IT, Consumer Electronics, FMCG, Telecom with multinational clients like Ford, Toyota, Mahindra & Mahindra, Castrol, Shell, GE Energy, GE Money, Lenovo, Philips, Coca Cola, USL, Omantel.

He has worked on quantitative, qualitative, secondary and social media research using conventional and advanced research techniques providing actionable insights and assisting senior stakeholders in making better strategic decisions for their marketing initiatives. He has worked with leading market research and analytical companies like IMRB International, Genpact and others. He has worked for Indian market as well as international markets across Middle East, Asia, America, UK and other European markets.

He has completed his graduation in BSc (Major: Statistics) and post graduation in MBA (Major: Marketing). His hobbies include music and traveling. He plays badminton and watches other popular sports.


Mohit Ramnathkar

(Engagement Leader - Client Servicing)

Mohit comes with an experience of around 13 years in Market Research and Product Management in various capacities.His last associations was with Glenmark Pharmaceuticals as the Head Market Research.

In past he was associated with other market research agencies (TNS and IMRB) wherein he cater to FMCG, Agro and Pharmaceutical clients: Colgate-Pamolive, J&J, Bayer etc to name a few. His primary role included; understanding client’s requirement in terms of business objectives, challenges, deviations etc. and ensure the project delivers on each of the aspects, helping the client with a way forward: A roap map through a time bound exercise.

Mohit started his career with Lupin in the sales function and then was associated with ACN ORG-MARG Importantly, Mohit was an integral member responsible for setting up the new contact lenses retail audit at ACN ORG-MARG. He joined Indchemie in the Product Management team handling multiple product ranges and launched new products in the gynaecological and pain segments.

On the academic front, Mohit holds a Masters degree in Marketing from Mumbai University. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy from Poona College of Pharmacy.


Jyotsana Bohra

(Engagement Manager - Qualitative)

Jyotsana has 9 years of research experience in Pharmaceutical industry, ranging from making presentation on critical customer and market trends, analyzing customer needs, perceptions and behavior through combination of proprietary and syndicated customer research studies. She is involved in end-to-end process of Market Research studies, right from developing research questionnaires, analyzing and interpreting the data to preparing deliverables with useful insights from the findings.

She has done B.Sc in Biology from Lachoo Memorial College of Science and Technology Rajasthan and her Post Graduate Programme in Finance and Marketing from Indian Institute of Planning and Entrepreneurship Management, New Delhi.


Deepti Kamble

(Project Director)

Deepti Kamble is "Project Director" has over 8 years of qualitative research experience. Her experience spans across various categories and regions.

She started her qualitative research career with IMRS. At IMRS she was responsible for handling Pharmaceutical clients like Aventis, GSK, Merck, Pfizer, Vichy Labs, Ranbaxy and studies. Post IMRS she had a stint with Unilever, where she worked on ideology and "Dirt Is Good" campaign. After which she was associated with Synovate for almost 4 years. At Synovate, Deepti worked her way to take more responsibilities and managed accounts single handed. After which she moved to AMRB in Egypt, where she was responsible for leading qualitative business (client servicing and research) for North Africa region (Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Libya and Algeria). At AMRB, Deepti successfully developed and held main account - BAT, Nestle and Coke.

Deepti has worked across different categories like FMCG (skin care, fab wash, hair care) Tobacco, Pharma, Agro, Automotive, Alcohol etc.

She is apt with different qualitative methodologies like focus groups, depth interviews (consumer, B2B and doctors and clinicians) ethnographies. Moderation is her core strength, has moderated in Hindi, English and Marathi.

Has been responsible for managing and delivering on different studies like concept/ ad testing, brand equity, habits and attitude, shopper research, product testing etc.

Having had multi country and multi category exposure, Deepti is well aware of different cultures and has an instinct to explore them further with regards to their needs and behaviour. Her paramedical academic background makes her apt for pharmaceutical research.

Academically, Deepti is qualified in Occupational Therapy (BSc OT) from GS Medical and KEM Hospital and an PG in Marketing from MET School of Management (Mumbai)

"MRSS INDIA is on the growth trajectory with young and enterprising team members; I am sure the organization offers me grounds to achieve my career objective."


Salil Khadikar

(Engagement Director)

Salil is an "Engagement Director" management consulting & research professional with experience of working with teams across India and teams with South-East Asia.

11 years of experience of working across verticals like Automotive, Telecom in management consulting and market research companies

Has worked with companies like Frost & Sullivan, TNS and IMRB serving wide clientele in the Automotive domain

His expertise spans across B2B Consulting and B2C research and consulting specifically working on competitive analysis, forecasting, market entry strategies, market sizing and large scale continuous surveys, as well as quantitative ad hoc studies (Product Test, Ad Test, Product Clinics) and Brand & Ad Tracking studies conducted across various consumer sectors (Automobile, Finance, Telecom)

A Post Graduate in Masters of Business Administration degree, specializing in Marketing & and Engineering graduate.


Gaurav Joshi

(Associate Project Director)

About 4 years of rich experience in market research and about 7 years experience with the BPO Industry. This has given him the expertise on domains like vendor management, work directly with the clients, Customer Services, Telesales, 3rd Party Collections and Technical Help desk.

Spearheading market research project delivery :

Have been associated with companies like RT Outsourcing Services, IBM Daksh and Patni with the BPO’s and RSMRS and assignment with Millward Brown in MR domain efficiently administering wide gamut of tasks encompassing scoping, execution and delivery of project along with the analysis of outcomes, for determining long-term and healthy client relationships.

Playing a pivotal role in maintaining relationships and maintaining Involved in designing the research processes in terms of sampling plan, questionnaire development, methodology and insights generation as well as managing internal and external stakeholders on projects.

Has expertise in to Management of End-to-end Market Research Assignment, Exposure to Recruitment to actual Interviewing, Project Scoping and Proposal Writing, leading discussions with Clients to understand the scope and provide relevant solution, Customer Service Delivery, Operations Management, Research Designing, Data Interpretation and Insights Generation.


Ranjana Vadher

(Operation and Research Manager MRSS India)

She hold more than 12 years of experience in market research industry, has experience in to pharma, Qualitative & quantitative research.

Has worked as Qualitative Freelancer Researcher for various research Firm Have mostly worked for Pharma projects i.e for GFK, SANOFI, J & J, and Universal etc. Moderating with some of the top research agencies in India as well as their worldwide partners and have been conducting Consumer Depth interviews, Corporate Interviews, Ethnographic interviews, Family Interviews, Group Discussions, HNI interviews, Mystery Shopping, Online Interviews, Shopnographies, Workshops, etc.

Major clients and categories worked on : Hindustan Levers / Unilever, P&G, Maggi, Knor, Loreal, Mahindra, Sanofi, Glenmatrk, Goderej, Vaseline, Johnson and Johnson, Pinxit Bue Advertsing, Irctc, Hoest, UTV, ICICI, Godrej, sangani etc Categories: Skin, Hair and Fab wash, FMCG, Consumer, Automobiles, Lubricant.

Case Studies: Ranged from Concept evaluation, TVC evaluation to Triggers and Barriers and Equity study, Brand equity.

She has done B.Sc.(Bot), BEHMS (NEHM Institute) ranked 1st in the institute.


Meghna Mathur

(Project Director)

Meghna is "Project Director" with over 8 years of work experience in research and Media planning. The rich experience has helped her develop a strong ability towards problem solving, strategic planning and business development.

Post her Media management from Mudra Institute of Management (MICA), Meghna started her research career with a TV ratings company called Audience Measurement and Analytics Private Ltd. (aMap), She was responsible for in depth quantitative analysis and insightful studies for the clients to understand their program and channel deliveries. The role further involved account management and the entire business development for North India.

At Maxus she worked with esteemed clients like Nokia and Discovery as a Business Manager. She was responsible for holistic media planning, writing reports, and keeping up with the competition across offline and online.

Planning aided with the gained research insights helped in the most optimum offering and the right usage of the client spends across advertising mediums.

She graduated in Computer Science Engineering and has worked with IT giants like Cognizant and Zensar. Her 2.5 years of IT experience adds to her problem solving and analytical capabilities.


Dharmesh Sutaria

(Consultant Analyst)

Dharmesh has join us as an "senior consultant Analyst” holds more than 20 years experience in Market Research Data Processing, Team Lead and Training on various DP software like Quantum , SPSS , Dimension, Merlin

7 years as Trainer, conducted Basic and Advance Training on MR/DP, Quantum, SPSS, Dimension, Quality process, Client Standards.

Lead the DP team and manage the client service in organization.
Trained more than 300+ employees on across various organizations.Worked on complex MR/DP jobs like National Readership Survey, Has great Ability to lead data processing team, Training, mentoring and Technical consultant.

Conduct training for Data Processing software like Quantum, TOM ,SPSS, Quality Process, Client Standards.

Identify training need and organize suitable training for various SL
Trainer for Data Processing team and conduct various training on Basic and Advance
Mainly look into Client interaction, Training.
He worked with companies like DGSL, Ugam Solutions Pvt. Ltd., WNS Pvt. Ltd., ACNielsen.


Joseph Eapen

(Principal Advisor)

Mr. Eapen is the principal consultant and advisor at MRSS India, and brings with him over 20 years of global exposure.

He is well-known in the industry for his expertise in analytics, media planning, market research and strategy formulation.

He is the CEO of RMI Pvt Ltd and also the former CEO of MRUC (an industry body).

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