PwC promotes veteran Asha Ramanathan to chief operating officer

11 October 2022 1 min. read
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PwC has appointed company veteran Asha Ramanathan as its new Chief Operating Officer for India.

Installed in the role effective the start of this month, Ramanathan steps into the shoes of Satyavati Berera, who held the role for the last seven years and is preparing for her retirement from PwC early next year.

A qualified Chartered Accountant, Ramanathan has been with the Big Four accounting and consulting firm for close to three decades, having joined PwC as a junior back in 1994. She was appointed a partner in 2009, and currently is a senior partner.

Asha Ramanathan, Chief Operating Officer, PwC

Mumbai-based Ramanathan specialises in the pharma, industrial, consumer products and service sectors, and has advised dozens of larger global and homegrown clients.

Within PwC, Ramanathan served as PwC’s Diversity & Inclusion Leader from 2015 to 2017 and held a range of other internal leadership roles, contributing to PwC’s employer and innovation agenda.

“Asha’s three decades of varied experience in our firm will be valuable as she takes over the operations mantle from Satya, who has been instrumental in making the firm a strong technology-enabled internal organisation,” said Sanjeev Krishan, Chairman of PwC in India.

Commenting on her new role, Ramanathan said: “It is a great honour for me to be entrusted with this challenging role. These are interesting times for us, looking at the scale at which we are growing, our confidence in the future which is prominent in our new strategy that was launched last year. I look forward to playing an enabling role in our collective vision with a focus on ease of doing business for our people and our clients.”

Established in India 150 years ago, PwC today has a presence in 14 cities across the country.