November 11 , Mumbai: Dun & Bradstreet, a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, has appointed Avinash Gupta as its new Managing Director for India. Avinash will lead Dun & Bradstreet’s continued work to enhance the breadth and depth of its local data and provide market-leading solutions and insights to help businesses in India to thrive.
As the fifth largest economy in the world, India remains integral to Dun & Bradstreet’s international growth strategy. The data and analytics firm has been partnering with Indian companies for over two decades, helping clients effectively manage risk and identify global growth opportunities. It continues to enrich local data with the Dun & Bradstreet Data Cloud currently providing information on over 12 million businesses in India.
In his new role, Avinash is responsible for the execution of Dun & Bradstreet India’s business strategy and ongoing transformation, including the expansion of digital solutions and integration capabilities to support clients of all sizes from MSME through to Enterprise. He reports directly to Neeraj Sahai, President of Dun & Bradstreet’s International business, and will leverage his previous experience and deep domestic network to help clients use data and analytics to deliver a competitive edge.
Avinash is an execution-focused, senior executive with a strong global background, more than three decades of experience and a vast network of business relationships across the financial services sector. Prior to joining Dun & Bradstreet, Avinash worked for Rabo Equity Advisors where he had been Managing Director since 2018. His previous roles include leading Deloitte’s Financial Advisory Services in India, several leadership positions within global investment banking at HSBC, and roles at UBS, ING and Citibank.
“India continues to be an important market for Dun & Bradstreet’s international business and is key to our growth strategy,” said Neeraj Sahai, President – International, Dun & Bradstreet. “Avinash’s significant experience in a broad range of roles will be invaluable as Dun & Bradstreet continues to expand over the coming years. His strategic acumen, industry experience and market knowledge will be instrumental to delivering value for our clients and supporting businesses in India with their growth ambitions” he added.
“India is going through tectonic digital shifts in the business environment, which have been spurred on by the ongoing pandemic. I am very excited to lead the India operations at such a critical period and I look forward to working with the talented team at Dun & Bradstreet to create further value for our clients and stakeholders,” said Avinash Gupta, Managing Director – India, Dun & Bradstreet.