Optus has a Group Leadership Team that is responsible for the operative management of Optus Research & Analytics. The Chair and members of the Group Leadership Team are appointed by the Board. The Group Leadership Team is chaired by the CEO. The CEO’s rights and responsibilities include those allotted to the COO & CFO.


Amit is based in Mumbai (India) has a degree in Mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and an MBA, majoring in finance and marketing, from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

Amit began his career with the GE Group in India where he spent nine years in sales and marketing and then three years with ICICI Consumer Financial Services businesses in sales, operations and credit.

Amit writes and speaks about global talent issues, continuous skill development, and the importance of building a strong corporate culture.


Ms. Marisa spent six years with GoldmanSachs before joining Optus as a CFO in several senior-level positions. Her responsibilities included managing the delivery of Financial solutions focused on banking, government and networking.

She holds both a Bachelors of management studiesand Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Marisa also serves on the board of University of Pennsylvania and several academic advisory committees.


Lorna was appointed to the Optus Research & Analytics Board of Directors in March 2012, adding global experience in large-scale technology implementations and consulting to the Board.

Given her financial management expertise, Lorna plays a key role on Optus’s Financial Committee; she also served on the Compensation Telecommunications Committee and the European Diversity Committee.

Lorna spent 11 years in leadership roles at Citi Financials, including VP of the firm’s European Equity Research unit.

LLOYD FOST ( VP – RESEARCH & Telecommunications )

Lloyd joined Optus in 2014 and has held numerous executive level positions in the company. His responsibilities at Optus Research & Analytics have ranged from corporate finance, and human capital management and strategic consulting: Background gained as former Vp of Unicredit LLC

Mr. Lloyd aged 61 years, Graduate of University of Georgia (including for Masters)

He has been a member of the Optus Leadership Team since 2016 & handles Leadership, governance and risk expertise: Leverages service on the boards of directors and board committees of other public companies and not-for-profit entities