Experience: Saugata is a Director with Avasnant LLC and specializes in strategy, technology, research, globalization and strategic sourcing. He is leading the Middle East region for Avasant Consulting Services. He has 13+ years experience spread over research, consulting and business strategy engagements, exclusively in strategic advisory domain.
Prior to Avasant, he was a Research Specialist at ISG, the largest strategic sourcing firm globally. Saugata was instrumental in creating communication portal at ISG Dynamic RFI, a new cloud-based data exchange program with service providers around the world. He initiated the set-up of new service lines including ISG City Risk Assessment and Location Assessment. He has also engaged with captives in India in an extensive financial benchmarking exercise.
In his first job before ISG, Sengupta was a Consultant with Tholons Inc. and specializes in service provider research/consulting including location assessment/selection frameworks and methodologies. His experience with emerging locations study and other client specific engagements which required location selection enable him to have a deep insight and in-depth expertise in the subject. He has been involved in multiple engagements with governments and trade associations for laying out strategic roadmaps for offshore nations. He has also delivered on complex cost and operational benchmarking engagements with excellent results derived by client from the implementation of recommendations.
He has led the Tholons Top100 Outsourcing Cities research from 2008 to 2010 and helped to significantly improve and develop the standardized methodology for ranking outsourcing cities around the world and other research activities at Tholons.
Education: Prior to Tholons he obtained his MBA from Swiss Business School, where he aced the marketing division, specifically due to top results in market research, statistics and strategy. His software background also provides him with a clear understanding of the IT/BPO/Engineering Services/KPO market. Saugata has expert level MS Excel and PowerPoint skills which enable him to create complex methodologies, frameworks and automate processes.