Ed Chanda, who has been with KPMG for 28 years and has served as the Insurance Audit leader and a key member of the Firm’s insurance leadership team for several years, has been named National Sector leader of KPMG’s insurance practice.
Chanda succeeds Laura Hay, who has led the practice since 2011, and has assumed the position of KPMG’s Global Insurance Sector leader.
“Ed’s deep understanding of the industry and extensive expertise in insurance make him a great choice to lead KPMG’s insurance practice,” said Jim Liddy, Chairman of KPMG’s Global Financial Services practice. “Throughout his distinctive career, Ed has delivered quality audits to his clients, and has demonstrated a strong capability to lead high-performing teams.”
Chanda added, “Advances in technology and changing customer expectations have brought unprecedented disruption and extraordinary opportunity to the insurance industry. I look forward to working with our clients during this transformation and providing them the insights and tools needed for success.”
Chanda has been leading KPMG’s audit innovation efforts in insurance, including data & analytics, robotics and cognitive technologies. Chanda has also served as a speaker or panelist on auditing and accounting matters at programs held by various insurance industry organizations, professional groups and universities. From 2002-2015, he served as the director of KPMG’s Global Insurance Institute at Wharton.
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