Nominated by the KPMG India board and approved by the Company’s India partners, Yezdi Nagporewalla has been appointed as the new CEO at KPMG India for a term starting from February 7, 2022 and ending December 31, 2026. Nagporewalla will succeed Arun M. Kumar, the current chairman and CEO, who completes his five-year term on February 6, 2022.
Associated with KPMG India for over two decades now, Nagporewalla has served in different roles with his key areas of experience including manufacturing, infrastructure and construction. He earlier headed industrial markets and automotive as a sector head at KPMG India. He has also been a member of KPMG’s Global Automotive Steering Committee.
Excited to take up this role, Nagporewalla believes that KPMG is an organisation led by purpose and has the capability to touch people’s lives and make a difference. “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 contributes significantly to the societies and communities in which we operate,” shares Nagporewalla. He adds, “My endeavour is to do my best to serve the organisation by helping enable our leaders and teams to fulfil their dream and passion to make a difference.”
Kumar is very confident about the appointment of Nagporewalla as the new CEO as he has served in multiple roles and has delivered whatever was expected of him as a leader over the last two decades that he has been with the company.
“His integrity, 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,” comments Kumar on Nagporewalla’s appointment.
KPMG in India has seen brisk growth in revenues and the workforce strength has grown by 70 per cent 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.
The announcement about the new chairman will take place over the next few months.