Sanjeev Krishan has been appointed as the new Chairman of PwC in India for a four-year term from January 1, 2021. Krishan succeeds Shyamal Mukherjee, the current Chairman, who will step down on December 31 at the completion of his term.
Mukherjee said, “Sanjeev’s deep understanding of the firm and the Indian market, and his tremendous passion for quality and delivering value to clients make him ideal to steer us in our firm’s journey ahead. He will be a strong leader for PwC in India, not only in the pursuit of excellence for clients and our people, but also in living our purpose of building trust and solving important problems.”
Prior to this, Krishan has been the Deals leader.
Krishan said, “It is an honour to take on the Chairman’s role of this great organisation. As a purpose-driven firm, we are constantly striving for opportunities to reinvent the future and help our clients create value for their stakeholders. People, technology and innovation would be at the core of all that I intend to do in the next few years, for responsible and sustainable growth for us as a firm, our clients and society.”
Speaking of Mukherjee, Krishan said, “It will be my endeavour to build on the legacy Shyamal leaves behind, and I will draw inspiration from the exemplary leadership he has demonstrated during these exceptional times, making us a firm of choice for our clients, our people as well as the larger society. He is an extraordinary leader and we are grateful for his contribution to PwC in India, not only as the Chairman but during his almost four-decade long journey with the firm.”
Under Mukherjee’s stewardship, PwC in India has undergone a phase of transformation, reimagined its go-to-market strategy, and differentiated value led client delivery. Mukherjee’s commitment to investing in people, clients and society has helped PwC gain greater mindshare and establish a strong culture, with ethics and quality as its backbone.
Krishan has been with the organisation for 29 years, having joined in 1991 as an articled trainee. Krishan became a partner in 2006 and has successfully led the firm’s transactions and private equity business over the years, getting the firm to a preeminent position among private equity clients and their investee companies.
Krishan interacts with the media on various issues ranging from insolvency to mergers and acquisitions. He regularly speaks at a number of seminars and events held in India as well as overseas and is part of FICCI’s National Committee on stressed assets.
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