Richard Rekhy

Chief Executive Officer

KPMG in India

Richard is the Chief Executive Officer of KPMG in India. He is also a member of the Global Board for KPMG International, the EMA Board, the EMA Growth Executive and the High Growth Steering Group. Since joining KPMG in India in 2004, he has spearheaded the firm in various capacities. With more than 30 years of experience in professional services, he is admired for his clinical approach towards corporate governance, enterprise risk management, internal controls and business processes, across multiple domains.

Richard is a Board member of AIESEC, a non-government organisation focussed on youth leadership development. He has been elected as the Vice Chairman of the National Executive Board of American Chamber of Commerce in India (AmCham India). Richard is also a member of the CII National Council, the current Chairman of Enactus India and a Board member of Enactus Worldwide (Enactus is a non-profit organisation with a focus on community empowerment and entrepreneurship).

Richard is affiliated with leading business enterprises within India and overseas, and is also an active member of diverse industry associations and trade bodies. He is in the advisory group for the HSBC Skills for Life Programme and is also the Co-Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry’s Northern Region Special Task Force on Manufacturing, and the ‘Make in India’ initiative.

An eloquent and powerful orator, Richard has travelled extensively around the globe, and is respected for his thoughts on a range of social and economic issues.

Education and qualifications

  • Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)

Professional Associations

  • Member of the CII National Council and the CII Northern Region Council

  • Vice Chairman of the AmCham National Executive Board, and Co-Chairman of AmCham Economic Affairs Committee

  • Member of the CII National Committee on Regulatory Affairs and the CII Employment Generation Task Force

  • Co- Chairman of the Steering Committee for CII Invest North 2015 and Co-Chairman of the Special Task Force on Manufacturing and ‘Make in India’

  • U.K. Trade and Investment (UKTI), U.K. India Business Council (UKIBC), BBG Delhi, BBG Mumbai, EBG Mumbai, IFFCI

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