Roland Berger India appoints Saumitra Sehgal as Head of Financial Services

01 March 2019 2 min. read
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Global management consultancy Roland Berger has appointed Saumitra Sehgal to be a new Partner and head of its Financial Services vertical in India and the surrounding regions. Sehgal is also expected to contribute to the firm’s global Financial Services Competence Centre.

Sehgal is an alumna of the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta, and has worked in senior positions at a number of illustrious multinational firms. He began his professional career as a Territory Development Manager at PepsiCo, where he worked for a period of nearly three years.

He then joined alcoholic beverage firm Bacardi-Martini India, where he spent four years and eventually made his way up to the position of Marketing Manager. From 2006 to 2008, Sehgal was a Vice President at the global HSBC group, following which he began his consulting career.

Since 2008, he has been a Partner and Managing Director at global management consultancy Accenture, a position that he will now vacate to join Roland Berger as a Partner and Head of its Financial Services division for the Indian subcontinent.

Roland Berger India appoints Saumitra Sehgal as Head of Financial Services

In his new role, Sehgal will offer consulting services to the banking, non-banking financial institutions, insurance companies as well as capital markets, primarily in a strategic capacity. Sehgal will also work closely with firms in the Fintech domain, which is expanding rapidly in the Indian market. 

Sehgal’s appointment comes on the back of two other major appointments from Roland Berger India over the last year, the first being the appointment of Ravi Kushan as its new Managing Partner for India and the second being the promotion of Jeffrey Jacob to the status of Partner in the Mumbai office.

Commenting on his appointment, Ravi Kushan said, “We are delighted to bolster our capabilities in financial services by onboarding Saum as Partner. He brings to Roland Berger a wealth of experience working with traditional players and FinTechs, leveraging his strong digital expertise.”

Sehgal added, “Indian financial services clients are sophisticated and are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to improve performance and leapfrog growth. Roland Berger, with its European heritage of consulting excellence, a well connected global network of senior experts and experience in emerging markets can be the partner of choice for Indian clients.”