Pareekh Jain
Senior Vice President and Managing Director India

Pareekh Jain is Senior Vice President, Research and India Operations at HFS Research. He runs India operations for HFS Research. He is also the lead analyst for engineering services, IoT, telecom, and manufacturing. He established the global engineering services practice at HFS Research which covers mechanical engineering services, embedded engineering services, software product engineering services, PLM services, and Industry 4.0. His IoT coverage includes consumer IoT, industrial IoT and smart cities He also tracks telecom and manufacturing verticals. He authored various industry leading engineering services research reports including HFS engineering services blueprints, HFS engineering services top 20, HFS engineering services quarterly trends, etc. He is regularly quoted in media on engineering services, IoT and outsourcing trends. Some of the media publications he is quoted in include Harvard Business Review(HBR), NDTV, Times of India, Economic Times, Business Standard, Hindu, Business Line, Livemint, Financial Express, Rediff, Voice of America, and Business Insider.

A seasoned outsourcing consultant, Pareekh has seen the engineering services outsourcing industry from three perspectives: service provider, advisor and buyer. He started his career as a software engineer with Geometric, which gave him the service provider perspective. He was then with neoIT, an outsourcing advisory firm. At neoIT, he was a key contributor on a number of engagements with leading US and European clients, which spanned across the outsourcing lifecycle. He also produced neoIT’s seminal report on city competitiveness for outsourcing. In his last assignment, he gained the perspective of an outsourcing buyer as he led strategic planning, sales planning, product planning and R&D initiatives for the APAC region of Emerson Network Power—a Fortune 100 manufacturing multinational whose APAC operations are based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Pareekh is a thought leader, having authored a variety of publications on topics related to outsourcing, engineering services, technology and regional competitiveness in outsourcing. He loves business fiction writing in his free time and his first novel “Who is that lady?” was published recently.

Pareekh received his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore and a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi.