Aman is co-founder and CEO of Cians Analytics, a research and analytics firm with offices in Gurgaon and New York. Cians is regarded as one of the higher quality KPOs in the industry and works with financial services clients in the US, the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Aman has been involved in setting-up and building several KPO businesses for the last 10 years. Initially, when he returned to India from the US in 2003, he was part of the leadership team that built and grew JP Morgan’s captive investment banking outsourcing business in Mumbai. Subsequently, he joined Copal Partners, a third-party KPO, as its Country Head-India. At Copal, during his tenure, the firm’s headcount grew by 8x and he was instrumental in building up the firm’s internal processes, research capabilities and in setting up multiple research centers in India and on-boarding and stabilizing multiple marquee clients. Copal is now majority-owned by Moody’s Corporation. Aman went on to join Genpact and run the KPO businesses for one of the largest clients of Genpact, under a virtual-captive structure. In 2009, Aman caught the entrepreneurial bug and decided to set up his own financial service-focused research firm called Cians Analytics. Cians works with a global client set, comprising primarily of investment banks, hedge funds and private equity firms, and has continued to grow and gain traction over the years, and is regarded as one of the higher-end providers of research support to financial institutions. Aman’s initial entry into the KPO industry, stemmed from his prior experience in Investment Banking. He spent the first 7 years of his career as an investment banking professional at JP Morgan in New York, and prior to that at Lazard in India.
Aman has a strong interest in investing and particularly early-stage investing. He co-founded, invested in, and is on the Board of Pythagurus Education, a study-abroad test-preparation and admission counseling firm. Pythagurus is one of the leading players in its niche market. Aman is also a shareholder of Fabindia, a leading retailer of products that are made from traditional techniques, skills and hand-based processes. Fabindia links over 80,000 craft based rural producers to modern urban markets, thereby creating a base for skilled, sustainable rural employment, and preserving India’s traditional handicrafts in the process. In terms of educational background, Aman is a CFA charterholder (CFA Institute, USA). He is an MBA from the Darden Business School (University of Virginia), and BA (Economics) from St. Stephens College (University of Delhi).