Shashank Karnad

Partner, KPMG Forensic, Dispute Advisory Services

KPMG in India

Shashank leads the Western India Forensic practice with KPMG and brings over 20 years of professional experience in the areas of dispute advisory services, internal audit, corporate governance, fraud risk management and fraud investigations. In his 12 year career with KPMG’s Risk Consulting practice, Shashank has worked in various areas of risk management and corporate governance. In 2004, KPMG seconded Shashank as CFO of a Fortune-1000 NASDAQ-listed client’s Indian subsidiary, for 6 months in a leadership role. He has led the launch of the Audit Committee Institute (ACI) in India, a marquee global initiative by KPMG to engage with audit committee members and provide them a forum to stay abreast of current concepts, topical themes and leading practices in the area of corporate governance. He has led a large number of fraud investigations in the areas of financial misconduct, accounting misstatement, procurement, sales and distribution, human resources, fixed assets, intellectual property theft, bribery and corruption and softer issues such as victimization and sexual harassment in addition to many dispute advisory engagements involving hundreds of crores and rupees. In addition, he has led fraud risk assessment engagements across industry sectors, and has conducted fraud risk assessment workshops for senior management teams of several large companies both in India and abroad.


  • Chartered Accountant (India)

  • Certified Fraud Examiner (USA)

  • Chartered Arbitrator (UK)

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  • Mumbai, IN

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