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Unmesh Pawar

Partner and Head, People, Performance and Culture

KPMG in India

With more than 25 years of international experience building high performance leadership teams to meet business outcomes, Unmesh is a sought after leader in human capital strategy, organisational transformation and coaching. He is responsible for leading KPMG in India’s People, Performance and Culture (PPC) and is a part of the India Leadership Team. In his role, he is responsible for building differentiated capabilities in the market place through designing and deploying complex talent acquisition and management practices.

Prior to joining the firm, in his 17 year stint with Accenture, Unmesh was the Global Managing Director–Human Resources, for their Products Operating Group. He also previously held key roles there as the Global Managing Director for Talent Acquisition, Global HR Head for the Operations Business and as the APAC Human Resources Business Partner. In his early career days, he held roles with Mastek, Tata and Peerless groups.

Leading large-scale complex organisational culture change and building high performance teams has been a hallmark of Unmesh’s career. He combines his broad business knowledge and commercial acumen to help ensure that the potential of people is enhanced, and central to delivering business results.

Areas of expertise:

Unmesh’s functional expertise includes talent strategy, employee relations, inclusion and diversity, employee experience and HR transformation.

Unmesh Pawar

Education and qualifications

  • Masters in Human Resource Development and Management, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies

  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Mumbai

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  • Mumbai, IN

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