Research & Advisory

Research & Advisory


We blend international expertise with local insights to help enterprises establish and grow successful global teams. Our comprehensive Market Advisory and consulting services empower organizations to accelerate capability development, navigate transitions, and drive change management effectively.

Our Areas of Expertise Include:

GCC Advisory Services

As a leader in the GCC industry, ANSR assists its clients on their path of growth and change, guiding them through strategy development, design, implementation, and expansion phases. Leveraging our profound knowledge and hands-on experience, along with our exclusive tools and frameworks, we collaborate with clients to achieve their strategic goals.


Comparing your organization's metrics with others will readily highlight the differences at operating levels. While this initial assessment is valuable, comprehending the reasons behind these metric variations is of utmost importance. Our benchmarking services, built over the knowledge of setting up over a 100 GCCs provides insights that empower our clients to translate these differences into actionable strategies.

Market Assessments

Within the expansive GCC market lies immense potential. However, the challenge is in discovering this potential. We possess the complete set of data, tools, and expertise required to unveil opportunities. Whether it involves identifying novel concepts, shifting perspectives, or expanding our client’s business, ANSR provides the intelligence they need.

Location Analysis

Our clients often face the dilemma of choosing between onshore, nearshore, or offshore locations. This decision is further compounded by considerations like cost structures, access to talent, and risk management. ANSR offers a specialized framework that meticulously charts out all these critical factors, furnishing valuable insights that pave the way for pragmatic solutions to tackle these intricate challenges.

Talent Analysis

Talent is the new oil. The continuous shifts in technology and market dynamics are giving rise to intense competition for skilled talent. Our exclusive framework serves as the foundational guide to help our clients construct a talent strategy for identifying, hiring, and retain enterprise-ready workforce.

Peer Intelligence

Amid a constantly evolving market, how do our customers maintain pace with their counterparts? Our intelligence, rooted in research, ensures our clients stay ahead of developments, enabling them to make well-informed choices about growing scale, building new capability or being aware of the latest emerging trends.


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Strategic Decision-Making

Make informed strategic decisions by providing them with in-depth insights into market trends, competitor landscapes, and emerging opportunities.

Faster Market Entry

Expedite your market entry strategy by gaining valuable insights and actionable recommendations.

Risk Mitigation

Identify and mitigate risks associated with market entry, regulatory compliance, and talent acquisition.

Research & Advisory Team

Neil D’Silva

Managing Director,
Client Engagement

Smitha Hemmigae

Head, Marketing

Ashutosh Bisht

Director, Research & Advisory

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Neil D’Silva

Managing Director

Neil is a Managing Director at ANSR, leading corporate strategy, planning, and customer engagement for ANSR’s clients. He has over 20 years’ experience across banking & financial services, ITES, and management consulting.

Prior to ANSR, Neil held leadership roles in large enterprises such as Barclays Shared Services, KPMG Global Services, GE Capital among others. He has extensive experience setting up and scaling GCCs.

Neil has an MBA from Bombay University.

Smitha Hemmigae

Head, Marketing

Smitha leads marketing at ANSR. Prior to joining ANSR, she held leadership roles at Thoughtworks, CSS Corp, Unisys, Infosys and Logica.

With over 19 years’ experience, Smitha is a seasoned marketer who has helped corporations achieve sales growth while maintaining brand integrity.

Smitha co-founded Your Philanthropy Story (YPS), a platform that covers inspirational stories on philanthropy, and is the co-trustee of a nonprofit, Belakoo Trust. She is also part of Bangalore Chapter of Singularity University’s leadership team.

Smitha holds a degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Bangalore University.

Ashutosh Bisht

Director, Research & Advisory
Ashutosh is the Director of ANSR’s Research and Advisory practice, helping organizations accelerate capability development, navigate transitions, and drive change management effectively.
Prior to joining ANSR, he has held leadership positions at Frost & Sullivan, IDC, Genpact, and Infosys.
Ashutosh holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Great Lakes Institute of Management and an engineering degree from UP technical university.