KPMG India has appointed Unmesh Pawar as Partner and Head of People, Performance and Culture of the firm. In this role, Unmesh will lead KPMG India’s human resources function which comprises of talent management and strategy, driving the people culture and professional development to further KPMG in India’s operations and growth. He has replaced Shalini Pillay, who has been elevated to the role of Office Managing Partner for Bengaluru office.
Arun M Kumar, Chairman, and CEO, KPMG India said “We at KPMG India are delighted to have Unmesh Pawar with us. The knowledge, expertise, and experience that he brings to the firm will further strengthen our human resources function building on our acknowledged position as a coveted place for professionals to work."
He further added that Unmesh will build on the strong foundation established by Shalini Pillay who moves into a new role of Office Managing Partner for Bengaluru.
On his appointment, Unmesh Pawar commented, "I am privileged to be a part of the KPMG family which is home to some wonderful and exciting talent. I look forward to contributing to the vision of making KPMG in India the ‘clear choice’ for professionals across the country.”
Earlier this year in March, Unmesh announced his separation from Accenture on his social media account, stating he plans to spend quality time with the family and will continue to use his learning to coach leaders, start-ups and enable corporates in building their Human Capital capabilities.
Pawar has over 25 years of experience and comes with strong expertise in talent management strategy and operations, talent acquisition, development and management, employee relations, inclusion and diversity and human resources transformation.