Chandru Badrinarayanan Joins MSCI as Head of Sales in India
MUMBAI, India -- June 4, 2013
MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support
tools worldwide, including indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics
and corporate governance services, announced today that Chandru Badrinarayanan
has joined the firm as Executive Director and Head of Sales in India.
In this newly created role, Mr Badrinarayanan is responsible for new business
development for MSCI’s index, portfolio risk and performance analytics
products and services throughout India and its neighbouring countries, as well
as maintaining existing client relationships. Working alongside the
Consultant, Client Service and Product Development Teams based in Mumbai and
globally, one of his key objectives is to expand MSCI’s business in the region
through identifying local market trends and ensuring MSCI’s products and
services meet the needs of the local market. Based in Mumbai, Mr
Badrinarayanan reports to Sabrina Principi, Executive Director and Head of
EMEAI Emerging Market Sales at MSCI.
“I am delighted Chandru has joined our expanding team in Mumbai. With over 25
years of experience, his knowledge and connections in the Indian market,
together with his strong entrepreneurial attitude perfectly position him to
expand our business in this strategically important part of the world,” said
Adam Djanogly, Managing Director and Head of EMEAI Sales at MSCI. “Our
presence in India has grown significantly since we opened our office in
Mumbai, with over 400 employees now based there covering a variety of
disciplines including sales, research, client service, IT, Finance, product
development and data management.”
Before joining MSCI, Mr Badrinarayanan spent nearly 12 years at CRISIL Limited
(a Standard & Poor’s company) where he held several director-level business
development roles, including responsibility for the development and promotion
of their risk solutions business. Prior to joining CRISIL, he was a consultant
at Bridgenews (India) Limited for one year and spent nine years at Corporation
Bank (Mumbai) in both front and back office roles.
Mr Badrinarayanan has a Bachelor of Science from Osmania University, is a
Chartered Financial Analyst from ICFAI, a Certified Associate of the Indian
Institute of Bankers and this year will complete a Leadership Program for
Senior Indian Executives at INSEAD Business School.
MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to
investors globally, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds and pension
funds. MSCI products and services include indices, portfolio risk and
performance analytics, and governance tools.
The company’s flagship product offerings are: the MSCI indices with close to
USD 7 trillion estimated to be benchmarked to them on a worldwide basis^1;
Barra multi-asset class factor models, portfolio risk and performance
analytics; RiskMetrics multi-asset class market and credit risk analytics; IPD
real estate information, indices and analytics; MSCI ESG (environmental,
social and governance) Research screening, analysis and ratings; ISS
governance research and outsourced proxy voting and reporting services; and
FEA valuation models and risk management software for the energy and
commodities markets. MSCI is headquartered in New York, with research and
commercial offices around the world.
^1As of September 30, 2012, as published by eVestment, Lipper and Bloomberg on
January 31, 2013
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