Grant Thornton’s Rahul Kapur named a top leader in consulting

22 July 2020 3 min. read
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Rahul Kapur, the leader of Grant Thornton’s Consulting division in India, has been lauded as one of the top executives in the global consulting industry.

Hot on the heels of being named one of the top 20 management consultants worldwide by Consulting Magazine, Rahul Kapur has now also been recognised as one of the most influential leaders in the world of consulting by CEO Today. The only Indian on the list alongside Sri Manchala, the CEO of Trianz, Rahul Kapur is a qualified chartered accountant and management consultant with two decades of experience under his belt.

Rahul Kapur began his career at the New Delhi office of Arthur Andersen in 2000, post which, he worked with Ernst & Young before joining Grant Thornton in 2004. A year on, Rahul Kapur was seconded to the New York office of Grant Thornton, where he worked on several engagements with Wall Street clients, helping them improve their business processes.

In India, Rahul Kapur spearheads the management consulting practice of Grant Thornton. In addition to India, he services clients across geographies including Africa, Middle-East, North America and the UK, where he works closely with the CXOs on critical aspects of their businesses such as growth strategies including decisions to enter new markets or geographies, he also helps add to their existing portfolio of products or solutions, setting targets for organisations and their teams.

RahulKapur, Partner, Grant Thornton India

The partner has successfully assisted companies implement various strategic interventions to enable them grow and manage their operations efficiently. 

Rahul Kapur also works closely with private equity firms by assisting them evaluate their potential investments by conducting commercial due diligences. He is actively engaged with industry associations and is an avid speaker on various matters of interest for the industries in India. 

Alongside his client work, Rahul Kapur is one of the top thought leaders in India’s consulting industry. Some of his recent publications include:

  • Halt-Plan-Refresh – A guide to appraise business plans during COVID-19
  • Indian Auto Components Industry – Future Challenges, risks and opportunities
  • Indian auto industry 2.0 - Innovation, NPD and globalisation imperatives
  • M&A in auto: Shifting gears to be future ready
  • Learning & development at workplace: Changing paradigms, emerging trends
  • Operations for sugar industry in Uttar Pradesh – Sustainability challenges
  • Review of the financial health of the Indian sugar mills
  • Private Security Industry in India
  • Farm Mechanization in India
  • Accelerating Indian agricultural growth: Micro Irrigation
  • Mechanization: Key to higher productivity to double farmer income
  • IBEF publication: India – Pushing the right levers

With 4,500+ people and presence in 15 locations across 13 cities, Grant Thornton is one of the largest fully integrated assurance, tax and advisory firms in India. The accounting and consulting firm serves clients in six key sectors: automotive, banking, financial services and insurance, consumer products, healthcare and life sciences, media, and real estate.

Other CEOs that made CEO Today’s list of top CEOs in consulting include Ignacio García Alves, the CEO of Arthur D. Little; Elie Girard, the CEO of Atos; Ari Bousbib, the CEO of IQVIA; Scott McIntyre, the CEO of Guidehouse; and Victor Font, the CEO of Delta Partners, now part of FTI Consulting.