Roche partners with ZS to set up a business center in Chennai

Roche, a biopharmaceutical and ZS, a management consulting and technology firm; are establishing a Business Center for Advanced Analytics.

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Roche, a biopharmaceutical company, and ZS, a global management consulting and technology firm; have jointly announced the establishment of a Business Operations Center for Advanced Analytics and Business Insights in Chennai. This center aims to streamline and centralize the data and analytics business operations services of all Roche Pharma affiliates, bringing them together under one roof.


This dedicated Roche ZS center will initially have a workforce of 50+ which could expand to 100+ in the coming year. The center combines many capabilities such as business data operations, data quality management, global analytical product support, and other ad hoc services. The center’s vision is to drive the data and analytics needs of Roche affiliates across the globe.

Roche has enjoyed a strong partnership with ZS for more than 25 years. ZS supports Roche globally across a broad spectrum of capabilities including technology, consulting, analytics, and operations.

Inauguration of the business center by V Simpson Emmanuel, MD & CEO Of Roche India


To mark the inauguration, V Simpson Emmanuel, MD & CEO of Roche Pharma India commented; “Data and analytics assets are the foundation of Roche’s digital strategy and the setting up of this center forms the backbone to enable this. Roche is proud to partner with ZS to set up this state-of-the-art ODC in Chennai. This investment further deepens our commitment to India as an ever-growing market. Chennai, with its abundant skilled workforce and home to world-class IT institutions; is emerging as an important hub for data and analytics services to the world. This center aims to make Roche globally stronger in the adoption of its data analytics assets.”

“I thank Roche, ZS who recognize the value of the TN state's Human Resources and establish their global capability Centers in Chennai. We have R&D policies that support initiatives of such nature. We have an opportunity to provide incentives to various organizations to help develop the required skill sets for high-value services ” stated Shri Thiru Krishnan (IAS), Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Industries, Investment Promotion & Commerce Department Government of Tamil Nadu.

“At ZS, we believe in client-centricity and live by our values each day to deliver impact through our innovation and services. Strengthening our long-term partnership with Roche, we are setting up a dedicated offshore development center in Chennai. This unique opportunity allows ZS and Roche to create meaningful impact working side by side to improve the global healthcare ecosystem,” says Mohit Sood, regional managing principal at ZS.


Karthikeyan Chidambaram, Global Head of Data Assets Management, at GPS, added “We power strategic decision-making across the lifecycle, enabling personalized customer engagement, using dynamic insights and advanced analytics. YODAc will be the nerve center, powering the mission with key data science, business services, advanced analytics, and converting information into actionable insights. It has an abundance of talent along with deep domain and technical expertise from ZS. This center will continue to shine in the years to come; making a huge difference in making the customer experience as meaningful as our science.”

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