Ankit Khanna

Ankit Khanna

Studies at:

HEC Paris

Location in:

Paris, France

Ankit Khanna

Currently

Studies at:
HEC Paris
Location in:
Paris, France

Bio

Strategy and business professional with expertise in strategic planning, project management, complex data analysis, problem solving, change management, and client relationship management. Exposed to work environments of France, India, and US while leading cross-functional teams. Detail-oriented, with experience leading projects from inception to delivery.

Ankit has worked/studied in

  • France
  • India
  • United States of America

Ankit speaks

  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi

Ankit has experience in

  • Consulting

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Work

2011
(Feb – Aug)

Consultant

Lafarge , France
  • Led a team that conducted market research to analyze global trends in the construction industry and identified potential growth prospects that helped create 5-year strategic plans for the cement division
  • Assessed opportunities to differentiate the company in typical Business Units by analyzing and benchmarking product offers against those of competitors; created value propositions that increased profits in Morocco and Austria
  • Developed alternative route-to-market strategies to improve the firm’s gross margins by evaluating possibilities of implementing a new value chain; formulated plans to test different approaches to increase company’s reach to consumers
  • Defined an analysis tool to track long term strategic objectives; managed tool implementation through strategic sourcing to save up to 8% budget costs
2007 – 2009

Founder, Director of Strategy & Operations

JSF Limited , India
  • Start-up manufacturing and export firm specializing in home textiles and textile accessories for the retail sector
  • Key Clients: Home Depot (USA), Macy’s (USA), El Corte Ingles (Spain)
  • Started this company and grew it into a 50-employee firm with 8% net profits by managing all cross-functional teams
  • Created firm’s strateyg by analyzing industry structure and conducting market research to understand opportunities for Indian vendors; designed an optimum operational model that generated over $1M revenues in 2 years
  • Presented products at international trade shows and professional forums to acquire potential clients; simultaneously conducted market penetration and capability benchmarking analysis, resulting in diversification of client portfolio to 15 countries
  • Led operational team to perform root cause analysis of defected products and discovered issues with traditional manufacturing processes; planned and implemented a new procedure to reduce defects by 5% and save $6K budget costs
  • Conducted thorough analysis of company operations to identify best practices that optimized efficiency; improved processes and policies, including information flow and reporting, to decrease costs by 12% and increase on-time delivery from 70% to over 95%
  • Developed financial models to estimate Terminal Value and Business Enterprise Value based on revenue growth estimates as part of the company’s exit strategy; negotiated a 6% higher sale price than the internal valuation
2006 – 2007
(Jun – May)

IT Consultant

Ernst & Young , United States of America
  • Led a cross-functional team to evaluate the department’s software quality assurance procedures; identified, planned, and implemented a more robust automation system that reduced quality testing time from 10 to 2 days
  • Managed project quality governance involving various stakeholders to identify synergies between business and technical quality departments and optimize automation testing to save $65K project costs
2005 – 2006
(Jan – Feb)

Research Analyst

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute , United States of America
  • Designed an efficient apparatus to analyze low-frequency noise data in LEDs that increased productivity by 25%
  • Research analysis published in 5 technical papers worldwide

Work

2011
(Feb – Aug)

Consultant

Lafarge , France
  • Led a team that conducted market research to analyze global trends in the construction industry and identified potential growth prospects that helped create 5-year strategic plans for the cement division
  • Assessed opportunities to differentiate the company in typical Business Units by analyzing and benchmarking product offers against those of competitors; created value propositions that increased profits in Morocco and Austria
  • Developed alternative route-to-market strategies to improve the firm’s gross margins by evaluating possibilities of implementing a new value chain; formulated plans to test different approaches to increase company’s reach to consumers
  • Defined an analysis tool to track long term strategic objectives; managed tool implementation through strategic sourcing to save up to 8% budget costs
2007 – 2009

Founder, Director of Strategy & Operations

JSF Limited , India
  • Start-up manufacturing and export firm specializing in home textiles and textile accessories for the retail sector
  • Key Clients: Home Depot (USA), Macy’s (USA), El Corte Ingles (Spain)
  • Started this company and grew it into a 50-employee firm with 8% net profits by managing all cross-functional teams
  • Created firm’s strateyg by analyzing industry structure and conducting market research to understand opportunities for Indian vendors; designed an optimum operational model that generated over $1M revenues in 2 years
  • Presented products at international trade shows and professional forums to acquire potential clients; simultaneously conducted market penetration and capability benchmarking analysis, resulting in diversification of client portfolio to 15 countries
  • Led operational team to perform root cause analysis of defected products and discovered issues with traditional manufacturing processes; planned and implemented a new procedure to reduce defects by 5% and save $6K budget costs
  • Conducted thorough analysis of company operations to identify best practices that optimized efficiency; improved processes and policies, including information flow and reporting, to decrease costs by 12% and increase on-time delivery from 70% to over 95%
  • Developed financial models to estimate Terminal Value and Business Enterprise Value based on revenue growth estimates as part of the company’s exit strategy; negotiated a 6% higher sale price than the internal valuation
2006 – 2007
(Jun – May)

IT Consultant

Ernst & Young , United States of America
  • Led a cross-functional team to evaluate the department’s software quality assurance procedures; identified, planned, and implemented a more robust automation system that reduced quality testing time from 10 to 2 days
  • Managed project quality governance involving various stakeholders to identify synergies between business and technical quality departments and optimize automation testing to save $65K project costs
2005 – 2006
(Jan – Feb)

Research Analyst

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute , United States of America
  • Designed an efficient apparatus to analyze low-frequency noise data in LEDs that increased productivity by 25%
  • Research analysis published in 5 technical papers worldwide

Education

2010 – 2011

HEC Paris

(MBA)
2002 – 2006

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

Electrical Engineering (Bachelors)

Clubs

Not a member of any clubs

Achievements

  • Elected Vice-President of HEC MBA Council
  • Secured 3rd spot amongst 15 teams from leading European business schools in A.T. Kearney’s Case Competition
  • Developed growth strategies for GDF Suez’s Base-Of-Pyramid business model for energy services
  • Successfully coordinated launch of the first ever HEC MBA merchandize website
  • Developed a comprehensive marketing strategy for Renault’s Zoe Electric Vehicle
  • Consulted a start-up technology firm in creating its business plan
  • Coordinator - MBA Tournament (MBAT) Logistics Team, Captain - MBAT Cricket Team
  • Led UNICEF’s Promise to Children Program in New Jersey

Additional Info

Nationality:
  • Indian

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