Arthur D Little sets up a new office in Lucknow
Global management consulting firm strengthens its presence in UP with the newly appointed senior team
Arthur D. Little (ADL), the world’s oldest management consulting firm, has set up a new office in Lucknow. This is ADL’s third office in India after its long-standing offices in New Delhi and Mumbai. Along with this, the firm has also appointed Shri Alok Ranjan, former Chief Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh, and Shri Mukesh Bahadur Singh, Member of the Executive Council and Board of Directors, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce Lucknow Chapter, as its Senior Board Advisors to assist in their expansion plans in Uttar Pradesh.
Arthur D. Little India Pvt Ltd has decided to focus on Uttar Pradesh due to its ‘Unlimited Potential and Unexplored Possibilities’, as quoted by the India and South Asia Managing Partner & CEO Mr. Barnik Chitran Maitra, in a recent business e-summit. This move can be seen as the first step of a long-term vision that ADL carries in working with the state’s business ecosystem in enabling transformation. The firm strongly believes that it is an opportune moment for UP to step up to drive economic development in the country and become the new commercial engine of India’s growth over the next decade. The consulting multinational arrives in Uttar Pradesh with an unparalleled set of credentials and investor networks from across the globe. ADL will endeavor to leverage its business partners in key sectors such as agriculture, tourism & culture, MSMEs, and infrastructure & utilities; and is looking forward to collaborating with the State Government and private industry to boost economic activity and job creation. ADL believes that for Uttar Pradesh to attain collective and holistic growth it is essential that all core growth engines work synchronously together in one direction. In Uttar Pradesh, which boasts of the second youngest workforce in India, it is imperative to create employment opportunities and build skillsets that can make the Uttar Pradesh workforce globally competitive post-COVID-19, where the majority of global businesses are looking towards international diversification and investing in geographies with conducive investment policies and access to competitive labor pools and natural resources.
“Arthur D. Little recognizes the massive potential UP has in terms of natural resources and workforce. We share the state’s vision of transforming UP into a dynamic hub of economic transformation and becoming a global center of investment realization and commercial activity,” says Mr. Maitra. Highlighting ADL’s global footprint and a proven track record of delivering growth Mr. Maitra also mentioned a few examples of economies in the Middle East, South East Asia, and Europe where ADL has played a key role in developing regional economies, enabling investment realization and creating jobs through its multi-sectoral expertise.
“Uttar Pradesh is at the heart of Fourth Industrial Revolution in India, and India can become an economic superpower by 2030 only by realizing the full potential of a state of such tremendous socio-economic importance,” says Mr. Brajesh Singh, President ADL India