Leadership

Ranjit Tinaikar

President of Fitch Information Services
Ranjit oversees all of Fitch Information Services businesses including: Fitch Solutions and BMI Research. Dr. Tinaikar joined Fitch from Thomson Reuters, where since 2012 he was Managing Director and Global Head of Asset Management, Wealth Management, Investment Banking and Research. He led the transformation of that business by revamping its product delivery strategy to focus intensely on the needs of the customer. Prior to Thomson Reuters, Dr. Tinaikar spent 14 years at McKinsey & Company where he was a Partner driving business performance improvement for financial services companies around the world. Previously he was a consultant with Deloitte. He began his career in 1991 with Citicorp information technology in Mumbai, and later taught management information systems at Carnegie Mellon

Simon Longfield

CFO
Simon joined BMI as CFO in 2009 shortly after investment by Spectrum, a US based private equity investor. He was responsible for building BMI’s finance team and developing the company’s systems and financial reporting. He managed the sale process for BMI out of private equity ownership to Fitch Group in March 2014. Prior to BMI, he was CFO of an AIM listed resort development group, where he was responsible for setting up group wide financial processes and implementing IFRS accounting. Additionally he led the raising of $15m in debt from a London based hedge fund. Previously, he had 18 years' experience up to director level at PwC including international experience from a two year transfer to Melbourne and on overseas assignments relating to his specialism in telecoms and technology companies. His experience at PwC included audit, IFRS accounting, due diligence and corporate finance for medium sized to listed company clients.

Lyndsey Anderson

Global Head of Research
Lyndsey joined BMI in June 2005, as an analyst in our Consumer industries team, going on to head up that department before assuming a broader role managing all of BMI’s Industry analysis. As Head of Global Research, Lyndsey works with our regional research heads to tie together our macroeconomic and financial market views with our industry and company views, to inform our regional and global strategy. Prior to joining BMI, Lyndsey worked for a boutique consumer research house. Lyndsey holds a degree in Politics from the University of East Anglia.
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