New Jersey headquartered Fractal Analytics is seeing a leadership expansion with the latest appointment of Sameer Dhanrajani joining the team as Chief Strategy Officer. The company founded by Srikanth Velamakanni and Pranay Agrawal in 2000 has emerged as the country’s second-biggest pure play analytics provider.
Dhanrajani’s role is to drive strategic investments and lead the charge of high-priority growth initiatives and enable clients on AI-led transformation of their businesses. Dhanrajani’s earlier stint was as Business Leader, Cognizant Analytics and Data Science at Cognizant Technology Solutions where he built and scaled Cognizant's analytics and data sciences business to become a frontrunner in the industry.
Talking about the latest appointment, Dhanrajani shared in a statement, “"The analytics industry is at an inflexion point and clients are increasingly looking to team up with Fractal to achieve business transformation through analytics and AI. I am excited to be a part of Fractal and lead us on this journey."
According to co-founder Velamakanni and Global Chief Executive, Fractal Analytics, Dhanrajani has played a pivotal role in analytics-led strategic transformation in several global organizations and will lend deep expertise and will go on to create significant client impact. “He has a rich experience of growing analytics organizations and creating significant client impact which will help Fractal in fulfilling its aspiration of powering every decision across the enterprise,” Velamakanni shared in a statement.
Earlier last year, the data analytics provider saw a top brass shuffle with co-founder Pranay Agrawal replacing Srikanth Velamakanni as the new CEO. Velamakanni donned the role of group CEO and executive vice chairman. Last year, Fractal Analytics also grabbed headlines for raising $100 million from Khazanah Nasional Berhad, sovereign wealth fund of the Malaysian government that undertakes strategic investments on behalf of the government. According to news reports, Agarwal revealed plans about corporate restructuring into four entities to focus on long term future growth and streamline operations.
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