Satyabati Berera is the Chief Operating Officer of PwC
Satyavati Berera of PwC is the new Cheif Operating Officer from January 1, 2016. She is now the second only to chairman Deepak Kapoor in hierarchy. Berera has replaced Neil Wilson, who has moved to London as global operations partner with PwC. Satyavati earlier was the Regional Managing Partner (North) with the company. She has been with the company for 35 years; She joined the firm in 1980 and was admitted to the partnership in 1995. Her areas of work include providing internal audit advisory and outsourcing services. These services help clients establish a robust internal control and compliance mechanism, better manage and mitigate business risks and improve overall governance in the organisation.
An Economics graduate from Delhi University, Satyavati is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Berera now stands alongside high-profile women achievers from other sectors, including Chanda Kochhar, MD & CEO, ICICI Bank; Arundhati Bhattacharya, the first woman to head the State Bank of India; Aruna Jayanthi, CEO, Capgemini India; Sangeeta Pendurkar, MD, Kellogg India; Shikha Sharma, MD & CEO, Axis Bank; Kirthiga Reddy, MD, Facebook India; and Neelam Dhawan, MD, Hewlett-Packard India. According to a PwC report (The female millennial: A new era of talent report), 49% of female millennial career starters feel they can rise to the very top with their current employer, making them more career-confident than the generations before them.