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Palo Alto, CA, United States, 2008/05/08 - Frost & Sullivan, the world leader in helping companies accelerate their growth, today announced the appointment of Dr. Vinod Aggarwal as Chief Economist for the Economic Research and Analytics (ERA) group.
In his new role as Chief Economist, Dr. Aggarwal will focus on Frost & Sullivan’s global strategy for incorporating econometrics into comprehensive consulting solutions for the company’s clients. He will leverage the company’s global team of analysts, economists and growth consultants to create powerful forecasts, scenarios and growth opportunities for Frost & Sullivan’s client base. Dr. Aggarwal will also spearhead innovative presentations for the Chairman’s e-Broadcast series as well as Economic Summits and strategic insights at Frost & Sullivan’s global Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL) Congress.
“I am very excited about this opportunity to advise Frost & Sullivan, a premier global growth consulting company,” says Dr. Aggarwal. “The ERA group will work together with our industry specific business units to provide timely advice and strategic planning for companies to accelerate their growth in an increasingly dynamic and competitive global market.”
Previously, Dr. Aggarwal consulted with many multinational corporations, government agencies, and international organizations on issues such as strategic planning, trade policy, and international negotiations. In addition to his diverse work experience, Dr. Aggarwal brings with him an outstanding academic background including a doctorate from Stanford University with a focus on international political economy. Dr. Aggarwal speaks five languages and lectures at top universities and executive education programs. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a founding member of the United States Asia Pacific Council.
“As Chief Economist, I look forward to helping our clients in their strategic positioning efforts,” notes Dr. Aggarwal. “Frost & Sullivan is committed to developing new tools and strategic insights. Through a series of videos-on-demand focusing on countries and industries, scenario planning exercises, and unique insights on the global economy, I believe we can enhance our value proposition. I hope to leverage our many assets to provide companies with a growth-oriented vision to help them become global leaders in their industries.”
Dr. Aggarwal is also an award-winning professor at the University of California at Berkeley and has received prestigious fellowships from the Brookings Institution, Rockefeller Foundation, Council on Foreign Relations, East-West Center, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Japan Foundation. Dr. Aggarwal has authored or edited sixteen books and over seventy articles. Additionally, he is the editor of the international journal Business and Politics.
“Dr. Aggarwal is a powerful addition to our global company and value proposition,” says Frost & Sullivan Chairman David Frigstad. “His expertise on global economic trends and their impacts will be a catalyst to generate growth strategies for our clients with greater potential and more accuracy. In particular, our growth strategy development model will now be stronger with Dr. Aggarwal leading our global team of economists, demographers, forecasters and consultants.”
The Frost & Sullivan Economic Research and Analytics team provides research focused on timely and critical sociometric, econometric, demographic, political and regulatory information for specific countries by industry. It produces research services, economic impact articles and economic updates that discuss relevant and critical economic trends.
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