Karthik Hanumantha

Karthik Hanumantha Rao Partner, Global Sourcing Everest Group

Karthik, Partner, leads Everest Group’s Global Sourcing practice, which includes our Global Location Optimization practice, our work with Global In-house Centers (GICs) and country associations. He has significant experience supporting leading global companies in optimizing their location, sourcing model and offshoring strategies. He is a recognized global expert and is a renowned speaker at international conferences. He leads both advisory and published research across multiple global sourcing topics and brings a unique blend of industry, consulting and research experience.

Karthik leads Everest Group’s Global Location Optimization practice that has supported 100+ clients on location strategy across APAC, Latin America, Africa, US and Europe. The practice includes a dedicated team of analysts tracking 180+ global cities with industry leading databases, research and insight. Karthik has a global leadership role for Everest Group’s research and advisory work with GICs. He has significant experience serving enterprises and GICs on multiple strategic issues, including benchmarking and value addition.

Karthik also leads Everest Group’s work with country associations and has extensive global experience serving governments, industry associations and investment promotion bodies across India, Philippines, South Africa, Mauritius and Egypt. He has been closely associated with ABSL over the past 4 years and is a regular speaker at ABSL conferences, in addition to leading Everest Group’s research collaboration partnership with ABDL.

As part of his role, Karthik leads multiple areas of published research, including Market Vista, Global Sourcing, Location Insider and the Advanced Location Tool.

Karthik’s previous positions include Assistant Vice President-Credit & Risk at Citi and Associate at A.T. Kearney. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad, India) and a Bachelor of Technology, Electrical Engineering, from Indian Institute of Technology.


2018-06-07, Thursday 10:10 - 10:55
Rethinking city competitiveness

Earth Hall / level +2

(Intro plus panel discussion)

Intro: Jeremy Kelly, Director of Global Research, JLL
Moderator: Karthik Hanumantha Rao, Partner, Global Sourcing, Everest Group
Iwona Dudzińska, Managing Director Citigroup, Head of AML Hub for EMEA Region
Arkadiusz Rudzki, Managing Director, President of the Management Board, Skanska Property Poland
Alok Sethi, EVP Technology & Operations, Franklin Templeton Investments