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Elias George appointed as Chairman, India Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare

Elias George appointed as Chairman, IGH

KPMG in India has announced the appointment of Mr. Elias George as Chairman of its Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare practice (IGH), effective March 2018. He will be based in Gurgaon.

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KPMG in India has announced the appointment of Mr. Elias George as Chairman of its Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare practice (IGH), effective March 2018. He will be based in Gurgaon.

Mr. George joins us after a distinguished career in public service as a member of the Indian Administrative Service. Over his 32 years in the IAS, he served with distinction in senior leadership positions in urban development, transportation, shipping, energy, water resources, urban transit, industry and labour.

Most recently he concurrently managed three significant projects - Kochi Metro Rail Limited, Kochi Metropolitan Transport Authority and the Cochin Smart Mission Limited – of a combined size of INR110 billion. His other responsibilities included serving as Government Director on the Board of Cochin Shipyard Limited.

Arun M Kumar, Chairman and CEO, KPMG in India said “Elias’s knowledge and expertise in overseeing large infrastructure projects will be a huge asset to us, especially when the sector is key to stimulating economic activity. With his extensive experience in policy formulation and project execution for Union and State governments, we are looking forward to his leadership and guidance for our very talented team of infrastructure, government and healthcare professionals in India and around the world”.

Speaking on his appointment, Mr George said “I am excited to take on this leadership role to help drive the growth of KPMG’s IGH practice. My emphasis here would be to help advance our contributions to clients and thought leadership in India and KPMG globally. I look forward to working with the talented team here in India and being a growth agent for the firm”.

Mr. George holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration with specialisation in International Economic Relations from the International Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), Paris. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Technology in Naval Architecture and Ship Building from the University of Kochi.

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