Gitanjali Ghate, Managing Director
Gitanjali Ghate is the founding partner and Managing Director of Third Eye. She has a masters degree in Psychology.
Her academic background and natural proclivity to dive deep into the human mind, make her role at The Third Eye akin to an archaeologist of the psyche. As she delves into the recesses of the consumers mind Gitanjali unearths critical insights and patterns of behavior that explain not only their present but also their roots and culture.
Her love for excavation and discovery also makes her an avid street shopper, and intrepid traveler. When not at her desk, Gitanjali can be found in the quaint markets and forgotten lanes of an off-the-map location, hunting for the unusual piece with a story!!
Her life philosophy is to use her third eye to discover the mysteries, hidden beauty, and (last but not least) the little curiosity shops of the world!
Jasmeet Kaur Srivastava, Managing Director
Jasmeet Srivastava, founding partner and MD of The Third Eye, is an IIM Ahmedabad alumnus who graduated from the institute with a desire to create an organization with a difference. Thus was born The Third Eye, that not only embodies Jasmeet's incisive recognition of consumer truths, but also her eye for detail and strategic orientation. In addition The Third Eye's rare, much valued culture reflects Jasmeet's nature - her gentle nurturance and high empathy and her priorities, especially her commitment to foster personal growth for every individual. Jasmeet's skills extend beyond the efficient and successful management of Third Eye to include her culinary expertise. She is a researcher by day and gourmet chef by night! So don't be surprised if The Third Eye spin off is a cordon bleu restaurant with a difference!
Sumita Hattangadi, Senior Partner
A management graduate and a film maker by profession, Sumita decided to study human life from the other side of the camera and has been doing qualitative consumer research since 1998. Her diverse experience allows her to provide a width and depth of understanding of the consumer.
Among her many roles at Third Eye, Sumita also provides us with our laugh track.
Sidharth Chaturvedi, CEO Designate
Sidharth has an MBA in marketing from IMI, New Delhi where his love for market research first began. He has spent the last 7 years unravelling the mysteries of consumers minds. As a dyed in the wool qualitative researcher, Sidharths interests lie in communication research, ethnography, semiotics and psychographic profiling.
When he is not busy exploring the depths of consumer thought, Sidharth loves to ponder over whether he loves reading murder mysteries more or mythology; loves Gulzar more or Salman Khan; loves eating more or cooking and finally, loves Bollywood more or television soaps and reality shows.
Rajesh Patil, Partner
Romila Karnik, Partner
Born and raised in Bombay, Romila is a hardcore Mumbaikar. She loves living in the melting pot of different cultures and people, where everyday is a new adventure.
Like her beloved city, Romila is also vibrant and inclusive of many ideas, people and cultures.
After completing her MBA, Romila got into Qualitative research, attracted by the newness and the potential to explore the entire width of categories and products. What has kept her in the field is the excitement of doing something new everyday.
Romila loves to travel to off beat places and try out new foods.
Nidhi Jacob, Partner
Nidhi did her B.Com from Mumbai University which she has followed up with a Post Graduate Diploma specializing in Marketing. She entered the field of qualitative research immediately after this and has been hooked.
Over the last 6 years, Nidhi's love for consumer behavior has only grown stronger; as she has unraveled the intricacies of their minds across categories ranging from financial services, personal care to food
Often, Nidhi can be found with her nose buried deep in a book which she can devour with as much gusto as the marble cake she bakes so well.
Jayadevan Ambat, Partner
A story-teller at heart, Jayadev (going by the name JD) believes he has found his calling in the stimulating environs of Third Eye. Be it the rigor of collecting consumer yarn, the distilling of it in the famed Third Eye huddle, or the crafting of a fresh narrative with the shining core of a consumer insight - all gives the story teller in him a big high.
The value addition he brings to the table is his varied experience and skill sets, having done work of both qualitative and quantitative grain over the last 6 years, with a variety of FMCG, New Media, Technology and Finance clients
JD has done his Masters in Communication Management from MICA and his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering prior to that.
An avid reader, movie buff and music enthusiast in his spare time, he feels blessed at the blurring of boundaries of work and passion.
Girija Gangoly, Partner
Girija Iyer Gangoly is an alumnus of MICA and prior to that did her undergrads with Economics. A researcher for the last 15+ years, her love for her craft has only grown, fueled by the diversity and depth of insights she has had the joy of unlocking. Working across client and agency has given her a business lens that gets her always asking, what next, apart from the why.
A content maven who loves most genres, knowing five languages has only expanded the amount of shows she can watch – and for the rest, one always has subtitles! Unfolding stories, layered characters, complex relationships, conflicts human beings face are at the core of storytelling – and consumers – maybe explaining her never ending love affair with both.
She also loves music, traveling - and food, which often decides where she travels to!
She is a passionate advocate for inclusivity, and a core member with a Parent Autism Advocacy group working toward awareness, education and legal change for the community
Roma Panda, Partner
A Psychology major by training, Roma has spent some exciting years in advertising and media before settling into being a seasoned researcher for over a decade. She found her love in Qualitative consciousness that aligns with her curiosity to unravel the mysteries and complexities of the human mind. It is this quest to demystify the social meanings, cultural trajectory and help brands develop a more relevant connection with the audience by leveraging the power of human insights, that keeps her engaged and inspired. She is credited with establishing and growing Auto and FMCG business among others.
An enthusiast for innovative solutions and alternative approaches, she loves to work at the intersection of Design research and Qualitative.
When not working, she can be often found reading /watching detective crime thrillers and discussing B-town gossip
Meenakshi Munjal, Associate Vice President
Meenakshi holds a masters degree in marketing & brand management, and has been closely associated with market research since 2010. Her experience spans business & consumer research across sectors like FMCG, travel, hospitality and technology, among others. She is an inquisitive nomad, and what keeps her hooked to consumer research is the fact that it allows her to combine her 3 great loves: New Experiences, Travel & Foooood. After having lived in many places as an army kid and then living out of a suitcase often in her career, she is currently based in NCR.
Ruchi Kaul, Associate Vice President
Shweta Shukla, Associate Vice President – Business Operations
Kanchana Varghese, Research Manager
Shikhar Singh, Senior Research Manager
Uttara Dhawan, Research Manager
Krutika Dash, Research Manager
Aamir Siddique, Associate Research Manager
Disha Nayyar, Research Manager
Nupur Wagle, Research Manager
Saloni Garg, Associate Research Manager
Rini Kochery, Associate Research Manager
Kyle Fernandes, Associate Research Manager
Aniket Saxena, Associate Research Manager
Tanushree Mehra, Associate Research Manager
Yogita Agrahar, Associate Research Manager
Vikram Agarwal, Associate Research Manager
Vibhanshu Singh, Associate Research Manager
Swapnil Sakpal, Associate Research Manager
Tanvi Shah, Senior Research Associate
Ananya Agarwal, Senior Research Associate
Aadya Sinha, Senior Research Associate
Priyanka Sharma, Senior Research Associate
Arsh Ajmera, Senior Research Associate
Saaman Singh, Research Associate
Kanika Sahni, Senior Research Associate
Shifa Shama, Senior Research Associate
Eva Grace John, Senior Research Associate
Kalpit Gupta, Senior Research Associate
Akanksha Marwah, Senior Research Associate
Pankti Shah, Research Associate
Palak Kaur, Research Associate
Krishnapriya Nair, Research Associate
Prakarsh Saksena, Research Associate
Aksharaa Bhobe, Research Associate
Leena Tandon, Manager-Business Operations
With over 30 years of experience in the F&B industry, I have developed a diverse skill set that includes organizing, planning, scheduling, logistics, and business development. In my current role at a Third Eye, I support functions of operations and logistics, KPO business building, and IP groundwork. I have also taken on additional responsibilities and have grown in my role. Outside of work, I am an explorer at heart, passionate about food, movies, travel, and experimenting in life.
Our Finance Team,
Ashim Khurana Director Finance
Our Team coordinators,
Our Admin Team,
Mary Nula, Admin Manager