Aon Consulting India CEO to step down after half a decade at the helm

23 November 2018 2 min. read
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Having led the Aon Consulting’s India practice for nearly half a decade, CEO of the firm Sandeep Chaudhary has announced his decision to make his exit from Aon. He will step down effective from the end of January next year, and will work on ensuring a smooth transition process in the meantime.

Since joining Aon Consulting 17 years ago, Sandeep Chaudhary has gradually moved up the ranks at the firm. He began as a Senior Consultant and Industry Leader, a position that he occupied for nearly three years before he was promoted to Principal and Practice Leader for Performance & Rewards for the regions of India and the Middle East.

After six years as a Principal, Chaudhary was promoted to Partner within the Performance & Rewards division of the firm, this time for the entire Asia Pacific Region. In 2014, after over three years as a Partner at the firm, Chaudhary was appointed as CEO of Aon Consulting for its India practice.

During his time at Aon, Chaudhary has reportedly recorded a number of substantial achievements, including the establishment and subsequent incubation of a number of new business vertical, as well as the acquisition of a technology assessment startup by the name of CoCubes.

Aon Consulting India CEO to step down after half a decade at the helm

Academically, Chaudhary holds a Masters in Labour Law and Labour Welfare from Symbiosis International University, as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Management with a specialisation in Human Resources from the Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies.

He began is professional career at Amrop as a Cosultant, following which he spent a year as a Senior Consultant at Willis Towers Watson. Chaudhary now hopes to pursue other professional opportunites that will align more directly with his personal interests and ambitions.

Chaudhary steps down effective from the end of January next year. In the interim period, he is expected to work with his team to develop a strategic “transition plan.” The transition comes amid expansion plans for Aon, as a growing consumer class in India drives up the propensity to spend on wealth management services. Aon is among several wealth advisory firms to be ramping up investment in the country.

On Chaudhary’s departure, as statement from the firm read, “ He was with the firm for 17 years. He was a key part of the India growth story of Aon’s India consulting business. He was appointed CEO at the start of 2014. In his tenure, Aon witnessed the rapid growth of the consulting business.”