Case Studies

The Beginning: We were invited to undertake leadership development for SETCO Foundation, the CSR initiative of a large Automotive ancillary major, SETCO Automotive. Meeting their President, Ms. Urja Shah, sitting in…

Case Studies

The way people communicate, get entertainment, shop, and socialize has changed dramatically. Thanks to the smartphone, access to consumers has also changed. It is now possible to reach people across…

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As India inches close to becoming the most populous country in the world, one aspect that continues to be under constant scrutiny is how the country fluctuates in its health…

Case Studies

Prelude: The phone rings a couple of times. The founder CEO of a leading fashion accessories brand comes on the line. We had undertaken a small qualitative research project two…

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Food Trends

This visual is a culmination of our experience and expertise around Indian food trends. Food and nutrition are one of the core areas of interest at Lumière with an experience of more than two decades.

Musings
Leadership in a Changing World: Unilever and Lumière Business Solutions

- Ayushi Limbachiya Alan Jope, the Chief Executive Officer of Unilever, gave a live keynote speech at Unilever’s FLL 2020 (Future Leaders League) on the subject: ‘Leadership in a Changing World.’ During my 12 weeks of internship at Lumière Business Solutions, I was able to draw many parallels between the…

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Torchbearer Thursday: Team Zuppa

- Mira Venkat Lumiere Torchbearer Thursday is a weekly initiative that aims to showcase the outstanding contributions made by organisations during the pandemic. On May 28, 2020, Lumiere welcomed the “first family of deep technology” from Chennai. The family runs Zuppa Geo Navigation Technologies, which aims to structure a Post-COVID…

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Learning Monday with Chetan Shashital: What’s in a Voice?

Visual note: Janhavi Kulkarni - Ayushi Limbachiya This Lumière Learning Monday, we took a dive into “A Whole New World” with the global creative powerhouse, actor, singer, voice actor, and trainer, Chetan Sashital. Every element of our being is connected to the other. Similarly, our voice is not merely a…

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‘Film Appreciation with Meenakshi Shedde’

Illustration: Janhavi Kulkarni - Ayushi Limbachiya Meenakshi Shedde, our Lumière Learning Monday guest evaluated her career choices from a utilitarian perspective. She chose to study Economics at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, India and learned actively from the extra-curricular activities. Her career path was never planned to land on becoming a…

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Rashmi Bansal 10/10

We were in conversation with Rashmi Bansal, our Learning Monday guest. 'Shine Bright’ on ‘intrapreneurship’ is her 10th book in 10 years. Rashmi started writing at 7 as a student in the US. The freedom to write on “anything” gave her the needed freedom of expression. It did not suck…

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Yoga and Living

~ Vedashree Patankar and Deepa Soman When Deepa writes that our Learning Monday session on 28 Th January will be on yoga, I am a bit skeptical. Anything that purports to solve all my problems and/or relive me of my stress sounds like a myth or urban legend. The session…

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“How” to “Wow”

“How” to “Wow” ~ Deepa Soman The Beginning: We are at a client meeting in mid-June 2018 where she brings up an earlier conversation and says, “Guys, you understand technology. You mentor VR companies. Will you be able to make a VR film to showcase our research and development capabilities…

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1997 - 2001
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2001 - 2007
2013 - 2019
1992-1996

Initiation

Deepa starts working at Hindustan Unilever Ltd., and after working there for a few years decides to take a career break to take care of her son. The family plans to move to Jamaica, and she wishes to resume working. There are not a lot of opportunities post a career break for her, and this makes her realise the plight of women all across the world who are trying to resume working after taking a break. The seed for Lumière is planted. Deepa joins J.A. Young Research Ltd. to get back to her roots, and ultimately decides to start her own firm under her CA's advise.

1996

Beginning

Start of Lumière Consultancy in Jamaica

1997-2001

Incubation

The family is aching to return to India, and post the birth of her second child, Deepa gets an offer from HUL to rejoin them. She has an itch to make it on her own, and so declines. This results in a different type of engagement between the two, and Lumière engages exclusively with HUL by expanding their scope. Deepa builds a stronghold in consumer behavior, and Lumière develops into an entity of its own. Inception of 'Consumer Centricity', which is their future key to strength, begins. With an expansion in their work, they need more resources and a group of like-minded talented professional women to join the team. Lumière gives them solace, a place to grow, rebuild their careers, and achieve goals beyond their expectations. They begin with mentoring initiatives, with an urge to inspire young individuals. People approach them through word-of-mouth, references, and to create opportunities beyong market research, Lumière becomes a Pvt. Ltd. company.

1999

Establishing

An opportunity arises to be a part of something big, to analyse the growth mindset and the creation of a best practice document for sequential recycling. Lumière makes an impact across categories and branches into Product Testing and Category Creation.

2001-2007

Invigoration

Lumière touches ₹ 1 crore. Their brochure is presented at MRSI. The company turns 10, and Milind joins the team as an observer. This becomes the phase of Lumière's upheavel: from scaling up, digitization and automation of processes, to plugging in leakages across departments and accounts. Their billings reach ₹ 3 crores.

2013-2019

Innovation

Rashmi Bansal dedicates a chapter of her book 'Follow Every Rainbow' to Deepa and Lumière. The company enters adulthood, and they facilitate change management for Lumière. The introduction of the Gallup Strengths to the portfolio is a game changer. A revamp of the technological infrastructure ensues, giving way to an articulation of Lumière 3.0.