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Ratings are not enough - Roopa Kudva

Geetanjali Shukla        Print Edition: Oct 14, 2012

Crisil MD and CEO Roopa Kudva
Crisil MD and CEO Roopa Kudva
For Roopa Kudva, MD and CEO, Crisil, this year's biggest achievement was the acquisition of UK-based analytics company Coalition in June for Rs 250 crore. "For the first time, we will be producing analytics outside India under our own brand name," says Kudva.

Biggest Challenge

To live up to the expectation that Crisil will be a sane voice and do what is right

She terms it as "the next logical step" in Crisil's plan to reduce dependence on the ratings business. "We have repositioned the brand to reflect the entirety of Crisil. We changed our descriptor this year to say that Crisil is a global analytical company providing ratings, research, and policy advisory services," she says.

The other big success for Kudva, who has been heading Crisil since 2007, is expanding India's ratings market. Till early this year, Crisil had rated more than 10,000 companies and 35,000 small and medium enterprises.


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