Extensive Experience in Designing GCCs
ANSR’s proprietary GCC Playbook and design expertise represent over 15 years of successfully establishing and managing world class capability centers.
ANSR’s cross-functional capabilities for GCC setup include consulting in areas including legal and regulatory, finance and tax, talent and acquisition strategies, and infrastructure, real estate and IT infrastructure.
ANSR supports ongoing GCC operations through a comprehensive portfolio of services including but not limited to establishing Centers of Excellence (COE) across multiple business functions, business shared services in areas including finance, HR operations, legal, procurement, governance and secretarial and startup-led open innovation programs.
Lalit is the founder and CEO of ANSR. Prior to founding ANSR, Lalit served as the CEO of several companies including Datamatics, LG Electronics and News Corporation (Star TV). Lalit was also Chairman and President of Target India.
Lalit started his career in the Indian Navy before retiring as a lieutenant commander. While in the Navy, he was head of the prestigious Naval Computer Applications Centre in Lonavla and Senior Engineer Officer of several warships.
Lalit earned his engineering degree from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, and MS in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.
Charlene heads ANSR’s global consulting practice. From her base in the US, she leads a team responsible for helping ANSR clients design and set up GCCs to achieve their strategic objectives. Prior to ANSR, Charlene held leadership roles in corporations such as Lowe’s, SunTrust Bank and Wells Fargo Bank, among others.
A trusted business advisor and hands-on leader, she has accumulated over 20 years' experience through her work at Fortune 100 companies across financial services and retail.
Charlene holds a bachelor’s in English from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and an advanced leadership certificate from Emory University.
Abhilash serves as ANSR’s Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for accelerating the company’s growth by building best-in-class financial systems and processes that drive operational excellence, profitability, and business efficiency. He oversees the accounting, business support, financial planning, treasury, tax, legal and investor relations functions at ANSR. Since joining ANSR in 2016, Abhilash has played a critical role in establishing and operating several ANSR GCCs and serves on the Boards of various ANSR subsidiaries and GCC entities.
Prior to ANSR, Abhilash was with Target Corporation, India, America Online (AOL), and Wipro. He has over 20 years' experience in corporate finance, including financial reporting, vendor management, sourcing and procurement, compliance, and taxation.
Abhilash received his Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from Sri Satya Sai Institute of Higher Learning.
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.