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Sai Venkateshwaran

Partner, Assurance & Head of CFO Advisory

KPMG in India

Sai leads the CFO Advisory practice for the firm, which encompasses KPMG in India’s capabilities to serve the complex needs of the finance function across several dimensions including financial management, financial reporting, regulatory reporting, IPOs, investor relations, finance function integration, transformation, enterprise performance management, shared services and outsourcing advisory services. He also globally leads KPMG’s Smart Digital Finance Solutions, including the setting up of a digital finance academy and works with companies as part of the digital transformation of the finance function.

With over 24 years of experience in advising leading Indian and multinational companies across sectors, Sai has in-depth expertise in financial reporting, corporate governance, capital markets and finance transformation.  He has been advising clients on complex corporate and financial reporting issues, particularly in the context of transactions, including capital raising, acquisitions, divestitures, etc.  Sai has also been advising companies on the transformation of their finance function driven by regulatory changes, IPOs and post deal integration. 

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-border mergers and acquisitions.  Sai is also closely involved in several transactions emanating from the insolvency resolution process.

Sai has worked on various initiatives around corporate governance, capital markets, financial reporting and company law, both in India and internationally, working with standard setters, regulators, industry bodies, etc.

He is also a regular speaker at various conferences and workshops on matters relating to his expertise.  

Areas of expertise

Digital Finance, Finance Transformation, Corporate Governance, Capital markets, Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), financial reporting, U.S. GAAP, IFRS, and corporate law

Sai Venkateshwaran

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 of CFOs

  • Member of CII’s National Committee on Financial Reporting

  • Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

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