In this role, Vishnu will lead the Kochi office in its market-facing activities and will work towards building on KPMG in India’s collaboration agenda, across service lines in order to help clients address large and complex problems.

Companies in Kerala are not only developing and progressing fast, but are also moving beyond the conventional sectors and expanding their presence. The encouragement from the state government, along with the local incubator and accelerator community has seen a lot of startups in the state grow rapidly, thereby, giving rise to a thriving, vibrant and progressive entrepreneurial culture.

With an aim to become a leader in technology-enabled services in India, combined with KPMG in India’s ambition to be the best and the most impactful for its clients and its ecosystem, Vishnu will also oversee Technology Enablement for the Southern region, where he has successfully steered KPMG in India’s SAP business over the last two years.

Commenting on the appointment, Anindya Basu, National Managing Partner, KPMG in India said, “Vishnu’s strong relationships and wins with clients in the state of Kerala places him in a strong position to lead KPMG in India’s presence in the region, so that we continue to consolidate our position as the preeminent professional services firm there across Audit, Tax and Advisory. I wish Vishnu every success for his new responsibilities.”

On his appointment, Vishnu Pillai, Office Managing Partner, Kochi, KPMG in India said, “I am excited to be taking on this role and forward to contributing to the vision of making KPMG in India the ‘clear choice’ for clients across the Kerala and larger southern region. The Kochi office has a significant client base and I look forward to working on accelerating this further, as we continue to help our clients succeed with next generation technology, data and insights.