KPMG in India Strengthens Core Leadership Team

Feb 18, 2013, 03:14 ET from KPMG India

MUMBAI, February 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

- Ambarish Dasgupta Appointed as the Head of the Management Consulting Practice

- Vikram Hosangady Takes Over as Head of Private Equity

- Shalini Pillay Will Head Human Resources at KPMG India

KPMG in India today announces key strategic changes within its senior leadership team. These movements within the core leadership team are in sync with KPMG's long term aggressive growth plans to adapt to ever changing market dynamics.

KPMG in India announces the appointment of Mr. Ambarish Dasgupta, the new head of management consulting effective today. With around 25 years of rich experience in business consulting, IT consulting and implementation & outsourcing, Ambarish has been managing large strategy, process, people and IT-enabled reengineering & business transformation projects. Earlier with PricewaterhouseCoopers Private Limited (PwC), he has spent 15 years as the Consulting Leader of PwC India and was also the member of the India Leadership Team.

Commenting on the development, Mr. Richard Rekhy, Chief Executive Officer, KPMG in India said, "I am delighted to welcome Ambarish into this new role at KPMG India. Given our increased focus on the consulting business, I am confident that Ambarish's able and proven leadership will help steer Management Consulting practice to achieve its true potential."

Given the strategic importance of people in the business, the firm has taken fresh look at managing Human Resource from a strategic perspective and hence roped in an experienced business line partner to oversee matters of People, Performance and Culture. In her new role, Ms. Shalini Pillay would head the Human Resources function for KPMG in India. Having been with the firm for over nine years now, Shalini will be instrumental in charting the road map for KPMG's People Agenda in India. She will manage all the aspects of the HR function, encompassing manpower planning, organisation design and development, talent management, learning and development, performance management, rewards and recognition and employee relations.

KPMG India had also recently announced Mr. Vikram Hosangady, as the Head of Private Equity. Vikram will also continue to head the transaction services practice, where he holds the merit of working on over 150 transactions both in India and overseas. 

Speaking on both Vikram Hosangady and Shalini Pillay's appointments, Mr. Rekhy further added, "I extend my heartiest congratulations to Vikram and Shalini in their new roles. We take great pride that these industry veterans with decades of experience continue to be the strong pillars of KPMG's senior management. I am confident that with their strong patronage and proven leadership ability, KPMG India will successfully transition into the next growth phase." 

About KPMG:

KPMG in India is the Indian member firm of KPMG International and was established in September 1993. It strives to provide rapid, performance-based, industry-focused and technology-enabled services, which reflect a shared knowledge of global and local industries and its experience of the Indian business environment. KPMG in India provides services to over 2,700 international and national clients in India and has offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Pune and Kochi.

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