MRSI’s Honours Partha Rakshit and Pranesh Mishra with Lifetime Achievement at Golden Key Awards 2023

MRSI’s Honours Partha Rakshit and Pranesh Mishra with Lifetime Achievement at Golden Key Awards 2023
Market Research Society of India (MRSI) instituted the Golden Key Awards in 2019 to recognize the contribution of insights for the growth of India’s market research and insights industry. Among the many categories, MRSI each year also recognises the industry’s veterans for their significant contribution.  MRSI’s Golden Key Awards 2023  honoured Partha Rakshit and Pranesh Mishra, two of India’s most notable personalities from across the research and insights industry for the Lifetime Achievement  Award. 

One of India’s most respected market research professionals, Partha Rakshit has over five decades of experience. He currently serves on the Board of the NorthPoint Centre of Learning, wherein he guides their Marketing Research, Media and Analytics programs. Rakshit last served as the Managing Director South Asia at Nielsen, from where he retired in  2010.
Among his many achievements, Rakshit was a key member in the committee that worked on formulating and establishing SEC variables in India. He served as MRSI’s President from 1992-94. He was a founding member of the National Readership Survey Council. He served as a Member of the Board of Governors of the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) during 1996 to 2016 and its President from 2013-2014. Rakshit was recognized for a new method for election forecasts in India which enabled the adoption of much lower sample sizes. Rakshit holds a Master's degree in Management from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.

Pranesh Mishra, the second awardee, is the Chairman  and Managing Director at global marketing analytics and insight consulting company Brandscapes Worldwide which he founded in 2008. His 40 plus years’ experience covers strategic leadership roles in marketing, brand development, advertising, and consumer insights across several consumer products and services.
Prior to Brandscapes Worldwide, Mishra was associated with Lowe & Partners, MashreqBank, Pathfinders, among other organizations. Moreover, he led brand and communications strategy development for Fortune 500 brands including  Unilever, Visa, Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, and HSBC. A Physics graduate from Delhi University and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Mishra is a passionate student of human insights.

The Market Research Society of India extend their gratitude to both Partha Rakshit and Pranesh Mishra for their valuable contribution to the Indian and global research and insights sector.