KPMG in India announces the appointment of new CFO and two practice leaders

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KPMG in India is pleased to announce the appointment of Natarajan G as the Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Services, Vinodkumar Ramachandran as leader of the Automobile and Industrial Markets practice and Vish Padmanabhan as Leader, Digital and Technology Implementation.

Commenting on their appointments, Arun M Kumar, Chairman and CEO, KPMG in India said, “I am delighted to welcome these highly skilled professionals who will add to the rich talent base of our current cohort with  their almost 70 years of professional experience across a diverse range of service lines in well-established and new emerging sectors. These appointments reflect the firm’s commitment to supporting the current business needs while anticipating future business or client requirements.”

Natarajan G – Chief Financial Officer and Head, Corporate Services: brings with him over 25 years of rich experience at Unilever where he established global capabilities and large scale transformation initiatives in the Finance and supply chain space. In his stint at Unilever, he held various key positions, the most recent as the Chief Financial Officer with Unilever Financial Services in London. He has also held key roles as Chief Financial Officer at Unilever International, Singapore, and Vice President Finance with Unilever’s Global Procurement vertical in Singapore and the Finance Director for their Asia Africa Supply chain. Natarajan has an MBA degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and FICWA from the Costs and Works Accountants. His expertise lies in creating revenue models, driving cost efficiencies and setting up joint venture operations and mergers; with an experience spanning across finance, treasury, tax, accounting, operations and supply chain.

Vinodkumar Ramchandran – Partner and Leader, Automotive and Industrial Markets: has over 23 years of rich experience in the fields of automotive, discrete manufacturing and process industries across India and other important countries and regions like China, USA, Southeast Asia, Middle East and Europe. His focus is on driving large scale business top line, bottom line and digital transformation. He has a Masters degree in Management and is a mechanical engineer with industry experience prior to joining consulting industry. He has authored multiple thought papers in the Auto and Engineering sector and is a regular speaker at industry conferences.

Vish Padmanabhan- Partner and Leader, Digital and Technology Implementation: brings with him over 25 years of work experience providing innovative leadership with transformation operational skills resulting in effective business outcomes. Vish’s deep experience is exemplified through his various roles as a CIO and Vice President across the Asia Pacific Region in his previous stints. He has also worked with some of the leading telecom and technology companies globally. He is an affiliate of ICCA and has completed an International Finance Program from Wharton School of Management. He has also studied at the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) along with a Bachelor of Business Management from University of South Australia.