KPMG India’s deputy CEO Dinesh Kanabar quitting to start own venture

KPMG India Pvt Ltd, the local unit of global auditing and advisory giant KPMG, said on Wednesday that its deputy CEO Dinesh Kanabar, who has been serving this role for over four years, will be leaving the firm at the end of next month.

Kanabar has more than two and half decades of experience in advising the largest multinational companies in India. 

“I have had a fruitful and fulfilling innings at KPMG India and was fortunate to be a part of a dynamic team. However, it is time for me to make time for myself and my family. I will be moving out to start my own venture and I wish KPMG and its people, who I admire greatly, every success," said Kanabar.

Before joining KPMG in India, he was the deputy CEO at RSM & Co - a leading tax boutique in India. After the merger of RSM & Co with PwC, he headed the tax and regulatory practice of PwC India.

Kanabar has worked with several corporations, multinationals and Indian companies on entry strategy, fund raising, operating excellence, benchmarking, risk management. He has also worked closely with the government on matters relating to corporate, tax policy and tax administration.

"Dinesh helped rejuvenate the tax practice and the markets function in KPMG India," said Richard Rekhy, CEO, KPMG India.

KPMG India, a member of KPMG International, was established in September 1993. The firm provides services to over 2,000 international and national clients in India and has offices in Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Pune and Kochi.

KPMG International, one of the big four auditing firms, is a global network of firms providing professional services. The company has presence in 156 countries and has around 153,000 people working in member firms around the world. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity, and describes itself as such.

In February this year, KPMG International elevated John B Veihmeyer as its global chairman.

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