Meet KPMG's new India managing partner: Anindya Basu

03 March 2021 2 min. read
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KPMG India’s advisory services and clients & markets verticals will now be led by Anindya Basu – a consulting veteran who has helmed Accenture India as country managing director for the last half a decade.

Basu has spent the last 30 years at Accenture – effectively his whole professional career so far. He joined as a consultant, and made his way up through senior manager, partner, executive partner and head of automotive in Asia Pacific, and eventually managing partner for Accenture India since 2015.

A specialist in strategy: Basu has experience with clients in a variety of industrial sectors – spanning automotive, infrastructure, retail and life sciences, among others. He now brings this wealth of experience to KPMG, where he joins as national managing partner.

Anindya Basu, Managing Partner, KPMG

“We are delighted that Anindya has joined,” said KPMG India chairman and chief executive officer Arun Kumar, applauding Basu’s “reputation of driving profitable growth along with a strong commitment to developing people and teams.”

Driving growth

And KPMG is busy along both those fronts – growth and talent development. The Big Four accounting and advisory firm is part of an advisory consortium tasked with charting India’s post Covid-19 economic recovery – one of many big-ticket projects keeping the firm occupied at the moment.

KPMG has also recently announced plans to bolster its digital ranks with 1,000 new professionals, building on substantial recruitment drives before the Covid-induced economic downturn. The move matches widespread hiring from other Big Four firms, as the contest heats up for talent and business in the post-pandemic market.

According to Kumar, Basu is the best man to steer KPMG through this new growth phase. “With his deep knowledge of diverse sectors and solutions, he will provide leadership to our cohort of world-class advisory professionals and add significant value to our clients.” 

“Growth and trust are the pillars of KPMG’s strategy and Anindya will contribute to both,” he concluded. In his new capacity, Basu will work out of the firm’s Gurgaon office – one of more than twenty KPMG workspaces and delivery centres across India.