Arun Kumar to Head KPMG In­dia

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Mum­bai: Part­ners at KPMG In­dia have rat­i­fied the ap­point­ment of Arun Kumar as chair­man and CEO of the firm for a five-year term.

Part­ners gave their seal of ap­proval for his ap­point­ment on Satur­day, a few days af­ter KPMG In­dia board elected him to re­place Ri- chard Rekhy who led the firm since 2012. An old KPMG hand, Kumar spent the last three years as as­sis­tant sec­re­tary of com­merce for global mar­kets and di­rec­tor gen­eral of US and for­eign com­mer­cial ser­vice in the Obama Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

“I am ex­cited to have this op­por­tu­nity to work with the KPMG team in In­dia to con­tinue to build an or­gan­i­sa­tion that is recog­nised for their qual­ity and for the im­pact they have on our clients, our peo­ple and the com­mu­nity in gen­eral,” Kumar said.

His ap­point­ment brings to close the three-month old elec­tion process that started when Rekhy put in his pa­pers.

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