Swetha Kochar named top entrepreneur in business services

24 August 2020 Consultancy.in 2 min. read
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Swetha Kochar, an Associate Partner at PKC Management Consulting, has been named ‘Entrepreneur of the Year in Business Services’ at the 2020 Entrepreneur Awards.

At the 2020 edition of the annual Entrepreneur Awards, held online for the first time in its ten-year history, a cohort of companies, executives and other top business leaders and entrepreneurs were lauded for the excellence they demonstrated in the past year.

In the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ awards category, prizes were handed out to thirty-eight different leaders across sectors, including Swetha Kochar. The former McKinsey & Company and KPMG consultant was named India’s top entrepreneur in the business services landscape, spanning segments such as accounting, management consulting, engineering, architecture and communications advisory. 

Swetha Kochar, Associate Partner, PKC Management Consulting

A Chartered Accountant by profession, Kochar has over a decade of management consultancy experience under her belt. After completing traineeships at accounting and consulting firm Prakash Kochar & Company (PKC) and IT services firm Sify Technologies, she joined KPMG in its Transaction Services division in Chennai, where she worked on financial due diligence projects as part of mergers & acquisitions.

Kochar then moved to McKinsey & Company in Mumbai. At the strategy consulting firm, Kochar was a high-performing consultant who advised CxOs of multinationals on issues such as sales growth, operations improvement, growth strategy, cost reduction and digital transformation.

Among the projects she worked on include: assisting one of India’s largest truck manufacturers reorganise its top structure; helping a large private bank turnaround its IT services company into a profitable venture; advising a conglomerate on evaluating the Indian banking opportunity; and conducting an operational and financial due diligence for an American private equity firm investing in India's insurance sector. 

While her rewarding career with McKinsey & Company threw open wide opportunities to work in private equity firms, study at India’s top B-schools or lead the CEOs office of Indian companies, she followed her heart and returned to Prakash Kochar & Company to serve as an Associate Partner in its consulting division.

Her work at PKC Consulting is focussed on scaling up small and mid-sized businesses and family businesses by setting up effective systems &processes, implementing ERP systems, increasing profitability, providing insightful data & analysis and building performance-driven employees.

Established in 1988, Prakash Kochar & Co is a professional services firm that supports its clients with audit & assurance, management consulting, taxation, and project financing. The firm has around 100 professionals. 

Earlier this year, EY named Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw as Entrepreneur of the Year.