Sai Venkateshwaran

Partner and Head, Accounting Advisory Services

KPMG in India

With 20 years of experience in advising leading Indian and multinational companies across multiple sectors, Sai has in-depth expertise on a wide range of matters relating to financial reporting, corporate governance and capital markets.  Over the last 10 years, Sai has been working with specific focus on corporate and financial reporting, particularly in the context of transactions, including capital raising, acquisitions, divestitures, etc.  During this period, he has also worked closely with companies engaged in primary and secondary offerings on Indian and global capital markets, including the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ), London Stock Exchange (LSE) as well as companies involved in both domestic and cross - order mergers and acquisitions.

Sai has been closely involved in various initiatives around financial reporting and company law, both in India and internationally, working with standard setters, regulators, industry bodies, etc.  He is currently a member of Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) National Committee on Financial Reporting which is focussed on the implementation of the Companies Act and India’s convergence with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).  He is also closely engaged with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), as they seek to address the implementation challenges.

Sai was also a member of the National Advisory Committee on Accounting Standards (NACAS), the apex accounting standard setting body in India, constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, and was closely involved in India’s efforts towards convergence with IFRS. He is also a regular speaker at various conferences and workshops on matters relating to his expertise.

 

Areas of expertise

Capital markets, Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), financial reporting, U.S. GAAP, IFRS, and corporate law

Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Kerala

  • Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

  • Programme on Managing and Transforming Professional Service Firms – India, Harvard Business School Executive Education.

Professional associations

  • Member of CII’s National Committee on Financial Reporting

  • Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

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  • Mumbai, IN
 

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