KPMG appoints new Data Analytics head

New Delhi, Dec 6 : KPMG in India on Friday announced the appointment of Amit Khanna who will be leading the newly formed Data Analytics Practice.

Amit Khanna joins KPMG from Accenture, where he was the partner and lead for Advance Analytics Delivery and Solution Centre for their Indian and Global Operations.

"He joins KPMG with a long term vision to accelerate innovation in data and analytics and bring best solutions to clients and to the market," the company said in a statement.

"Amit Khanna who started the Accenture analytic consulting practice and grew the team size to around 500 in a short time-span, brings with him over 16 years of rich experience in the field of Analytics Consulting, Analytics Capability Development, Marketing and Customer Management, Pricing and Revenue Enhancement. In his prior experience, Amit also held crucial roles at GENPACT, JT International and Perfetti Van Melle, India," it said.

Richard Rekhy, CEO, KPMG in India said, "Data Analytics has emerged as one of the biggest challenges faced by organizations today. Building the practice is an essential step towards strengthening our strategic services. We believe this will be critical to the success of our business in India. KPMG in India is committed to being a leader in this space and shaping the future of Data and Analytics service offerings. Under Amit's able leadership, we endeavour to enable our clients achieve organisational growth and strategic transformation."

Commenting on the appointment, Ambarish Dasgupta, Partner & Head- Management Consulting practice, KPMG in India said, "Data Analytics plays a crucial part in enhancing an organization's growth strategy. We at KPMG are keenly looking at developing and strengthening the function. Amit brings with him all the experience and expertise that would help build and streamline our Data Analytics practice and we are confident that he would take it to newer levels."

Speaking on his appointment Amit Khanna, Partner, KPMG in India said, "I am pleased to join KPMG and look forward to lead the Data Analytics function which is a role both challenging and interesting. Our core focus would be to enable our clients to go beyond assembling data and provide them with the strategic insights they look for. With the efficient use of Data Analytics, we would be able to reduce their costs, manage risks better and tap new revenue streams for our clients."

Amit holds an MBA from MDI Gurgaon and was a part of the Global Advance Management Program at ISB - Kellogg University.

--IBNS (Posted on 06-12-2013)

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