KPMG has appointed Amit Khanna as head â€“ data analytics practice in India. He joins the company from Accenture, where he was partner and lead for advance analytics delivery & solution centre for their Indian and global operations.
On his appointment, Khanna said, "I look forward to lead the data analytics function at KPMG. 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 use of data analytics, we would be able to reduce their costs, manage risks better and tap new revenue streams for our clients."
Khanna has over 16 years of experience in the field of analytics consulting, marketing & customer management, pricing & revenue Enhancement, and analytics capability development. He had earlier worked at companies like GENPACT, JT International and Perfetti Van Melle, India. He holds an MBA degree in marketing and international business from Management Development Institute, Gurgaon and was also part of the ISB-Kellogg Global Advanced Management Programme.
Richard Rekhy, CEO, KPMG India, said, "Data analytics has emerged as one of the biggest challenges faced by organisations today. Building the practice is an essential step towards strengthening our strategic services and will be critical to the success of our business in India. Under Khanna's leadership, we endeavour to enable our clients achieve organisational growth and strategic transformation."
In accordance with its overall strategy of enhancing data analytics, KPMG recently launched KPMG Capital, an investment fund that will invest in cutting-edge technology, strategic partnerships, acquisitions and top talent. The investment fund works towards identifying the best opportunities in data and analytics and making them available to clients across KPMG member firms.
KPMG India is the Indian member firm of KPMG International and was established in September 1993. It provides services to over 2,700 international and national clients and has offices in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune.