Barnik Chitran Maitra leads Arthur D. Little in India

08 April 2020 3 min. read
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Global management consulting firm Arthur D. Little has appointed former McKinsey partner Barnik Chitran Maitra as its new managing partner for India – linking its India and Middle East operations in the process. 

Maitra’s appointment is part of an overall increase in focus on the Indian market for Arthur D. Little, something that many advisory firms across the globe are doing. His expertise in the tech sphere is also a contributing factor to positioning him at the helm of the Indian market, where the disruptive tech sector is competing with leading markets across the globe.

As Arthur D. Little looks to capitalise on this scenario, Maitra will use his network and business development experience across South Asia to boost the firm’s presence in the region. He has previously performed a similar role for McKinsey & Company, helping the firm with its initial establishment and expansion in India and South Asia.

Barnik was at McKinsey for more than 15 years, where he occupied a number of key positions including leader of the Strategy & Corporate Finance practice. He developed an extensive network during this time, having worked with  executives of companies from across the globe, including Fortune 500 players.

Barnik Chitran Maitra, Managing Partner Arthur D Little India

A large part of his track record also involved investing in early-stage startups, both in India and in the US. This is one of the key factors that makes Maitra a good fit for the Indian market, given that the country is among the most vibrant tech startup hubs in the world.

Maitra expressed his excitement at taking over at Arthur D. Little in India, pointing out that the consulting firm already has an established base in the country. “With offices in New Delhi and Mumbai and an impressive track record of client impact in India, this new role provides me with a fantastic platform to help Arthur D. Little serve a wide variety of Indian, South Asian and multinational companies,” he said.

He also indicated his satisfaction at the ability to support growth in India’s vibrant market. “I am passionate about contributing to nation building in India, and helping regional clients navigate global growth and innovation opportunities. I look forward to collaborating with our clients and the team of partners and consultants to make this happen.”

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at the firm Ignacio Garcia Alves said Maitra was a good fit for the role. “Barnik’s impressive leadership ability coupled with his expertise in helping Indian companies globalise their businesses will be a great asset to Arthur D. Little. We are committed to building a vibrant practice in India and we have no doubt that his passion and commitment to developing our presence in the region will be fruitful,” he said.