Shardul Wartikar returns to Kantar as Head of Global Analytics Leads

11 February 2022

Kantar, the world’s leading data-driven analytics and brand consulting company, today announced the appointment of Shardul Wartikar as the Head of Global Analytics Leads in North America where he will lead the development and implementation of go-to-market strategies for key clients worldwide.

Wartikar brings nearly 25 years of experience advising top-tier brands across the globe to make profitable marketing decisions. Following his 9 years with Kantar, Wartikar joined Mindshare as a partner on their worldwide business planning team where he provided companies with research and data-driven counsel to help guide their business strategy and investment. 

“As the industry evolves, the growth and success of Kantar’s global clients continues to be a primary goal with the top minds guiding them,” said Vinay Ramesh, Senior Vice President, Analytics, Kantar North America. “Shardul's proficiency in research and data science as well as his cross-industry experience on the global scale will be inimitable in helping lead clients through developments within this space. We are thrilled to have him return to Kantar as a member of the leadership team and look forward to collaborating on client growth strategies.” 

“Kantar, which is well-recognized for its decades of experience in helping build strong brands, has been investing to build its data, technology and analytics practice,” said Wartikar. “To be rejoining their Global Analytics Leadership team is a great honor. I’m excited to work collaboratively with the outstanding client service and analytics practice teams within the company to advance growth across the board.” 

Wartikar built his skillset in marketing analytics, data sciences, and media and communications strategies. He has lived and worked in 8 countries across Asia, Europe and America, taking on local, regional and global roles, and working with large and small companies across multiple industries. He holds a Masters in Management Studies from SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, a Bachelors in Commerce, Accounting and Economics from Podar College, and most recently completed Columbia University’s Digital Business Leadership Program which focuses extensively on legacy business transformation, innovation and scaling of start-ups.