Yezdi Nagporewalla has been appointed as the new CEO of KPMG in India for a term commencing 7 February 2022 and ending on 31 December 2026. He was nominated by the KPMG India Board and approved by the India Partners. The firm executed a well-defined governance process for the selection of the CEO. Yezdi succeeds Arun M Kumar, the current Chairman and CEO who completes his five-year term on 6 February 2022.
Welcoming Yezdi Nagporewalla into the new role, Arun M Kumar, said: “I am excited about the appointment of Yezdi Nagporewalla. He is a trusted leader who has proven himself in multiple roles over two decades with the firm. His integrity, his commitment to a high-road culture and deep and enduring relationships are a big asset to the firm. I am confident that under Yezdi’s leadership, KPMG in India will continue its journey of growth, transformation and impact on our clients, communities and the country.”
Sharing his views on the appointment, Bill Thomas, Global Chairman and CEO, KPMG said: “Yezdi’s deep understanding of our business in the Indian market, proven track record serving clients undergoing complex change, and strong leadership skills make him the clear choice to lead the India firm. He is an inclusive leader who inspires trusted relationships at the highest levels of our clients and stakeholders.”
On his appointment, Yezdi Nagporewalla said “I am honoured to have been elected as the CEO of KPMG in India. It is a privilege to be part of an organisation that delivers best-in-class services and innovative solutions to the best clients, nurtures and develops well rounded and talented professionals into leaders and does its part to contribute to the societies and communities in which we operate,”
He further added that, “KPMG in India is an organisation guided by purpose and a philosophy– to make a positive, meaningful impact that matters to everyone we touch. My endeavor is to do my best to serve the organisation by helping enable our leaders and teams to fulfill their dream and passion to make a difference.”
The new Chairman announcement will take place over the next few months. KPMG in India has seen brisk growth in revenues; workforce strength has grown by 70% over the last four years. The firm has introduced many new offerings and inducted over 90 partners laterally to broaden its skill base and strengthen its delivery capabilities.