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PwC India names Sanjeev Krishan as its new chairman

Sanjeev Krishan has been appointed as the new Chairman of PwC in India for a four-year term commencing on 1 January 2021. Sanjeev succeeds Shyamal Mukherjee, the current Chairman, who will step down on 31 December 2020 at the completion of his term. 

Speaking on the appointment of Sanjeev Krishan, Shyamal Mukherjee said, “Sanjeev’s deep understanding of the firm and the Indian market, and his tremendous passion for Quality and delivering value to clients makes 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, Sanjeev has been the Deals leader and has over the years made significant commitment to help build a sustainable practice for the future. 

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Commenting on the appointment, Sanjeev 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 Shyamal, Sanjeev 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”, he added.

Under Shyamal’s stewardship, PwC in India has undergone a phase of transformation, reimagined its go-to-market strategy, and differentiated value led client delivery. Shyamal’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.