Former Unilever exec Stan Sthanunathan has joined the Board of data and research services company Schlesinger Group and been named a Strategic Board Advisor at insights automation platform quantilope.
Sthanunathan (pictured) retired from Unilever on May 31, 2021, having previously served as EVP of Consumer & Market Insights, heading the insights function globally from London. Before this, he spent sixteen years at The Coca-Cola Company, latterly as Global VP of Marketing Strategy & Insights; and he worked for TNS Middle East & Africa as General Manager, Dubai, UAE. In addition to his regular keynote speaker engagements at industry conferences and university lecturing, Sthanunathan has co-authored a book titled AI for Marketing and Product Innovation.
At Schlesinger, he will advise on various go-to-market strategies, technology innovation strategies, and help drive 'operational excellence' to support global growth, and at quantilope, he will support the firm's continued growth and global expansion.
Commenting on his two appointments, Sthanunathan said: 'The insights function can play a crucial role in powering sustainable and accelerated growth of brands - but only if it focuses on the right things. quantilope's tremendous growth has impressively demonstrated the need for game-changing, new approaches to insight management. The acceleration of Schlesinger Group's growth is inevitable, and it is exciting to join such a progressive team. The firm's technology-led solutions are enabling businesses to gain reliable data faster, smarter, and more easily.'
Web sites: www.schlesingergroup.com and www.quantilope.com .
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