Marc Vollenweider, the co-founder and former CEO of research and analytics outsourcing firm Evalueserve, has moved to the role of Chief Strategist. He is replaced by Ashutosh Gupta and Ravi Mehrotra, who have been named co-CEOs.
The company offers a range of research, analytics and data management services via a combination of human expertise and software (which it calls the 'mind+machine strategy'). Earlier this month, the firm launched an insight delivery platform called Pharmafusion, to support brand and pipeline strategies for the sector. Vollenweider, who is the author of 'Mind+Machine - A Decision Model for Optimizing and Implementing Analytics', will now dedicate his time to driving the firm's strategic thinking and innovation built on its mind+machine strategy. He will continue to work with clients, as well as with business leaders to further enhance and develop services and products, and will also remain on the Board.
Gupta, who in addition to co-CEO takes the role of Global Business Unit Head for Financial Services, joined the firm in 2006, having previously been an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs in New York and London. Mehrotra joined in 2011 after working as SVP and GM at SunGard Data Systems, VP at SAP, and a Consultant at McKinsey. He is now co-CEO and Global Business Unit Head for Corporates and Professional Services.
Evalueserve Chairman Timo Vättö comments: 'The Board of Evalueserve has evaluated different leadership scenarios. We concluded it was best to promote internal leaders, Ashutosh and Ravi, who have already proven themselves. They provide continuity, have an in-depth background on the company strategy and future planning, know its operations and its clients inside-out, and are well-respected by Evalueserve employees. We are proud to move forward with an internal CEO succession solution'.
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