KPMG in India ropes in former PwC consulting head
Feb 18 2013 , Kolkata
All these moves coincided with the exit of KPMG India’s former CEO Russell Parera, former head of its management consulting, Sunny Banerjee, former HR partner Sangeeta Singh and former head of transactions, restructuring and PE, Vikram Uttamsingh.
Confirming the development, Dasgupta, who had served PwC India for over two decades, leading large business transformation projects covering strategy, process, technology and organisational change at PwC India’s consulting practice, said, “Consulting business is evolving every day to keep itself aligned to the changing customer needs. My endeavour will be to bring the most efficient consulting offerings, customised suitably, to a particular need of a particular customer and to be with them till they reap the benefit out of the solution. KPMG’s strong drive towards being a brand defining consulting firm will help me in fulfilling that.”
He said that his primary focus would be on developing KPMG’s operations in the east and north-east focusing on government sector, PPP. Dasgupta had also been on the board for PwC Solution Delivery Centre, a joint venture of PwC’s India, Australia, Canada and few other practices, based out of Kolkata.
In an official communiqué, Richard Rekhy, chief executive officer, KPMG in India, said, “Ambarish is an industry veteran, with a deep experience across sectors within the management consulting domain. I am confident Ambarish’s inclusion in the team will strengthen our commitment to provide best in class services to our clients. 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.”