KPMG Partner & Head of People Unmesh Pawar Quits
Unmesh Pawar, Partner & Head of People, KPMG, steps down to pursue opportunities outside the firm, effective from March 2021.
According to media sources, internal communication to the firm, informing of the development, stated that while “he steps down as the Head of People, he will continue to support critical projects till he leaves the firm”.
The internal memo states that during his tenure with KPMG, “Pawar has successfully led a transformative people agenda, done an excellent job of elevating its talent brand in the marketplace building pride and inclusion in the Firm. He has played an important role in the progressive evolution and future readiness of the firm while strengthening the HR function and building an outstanding team. Many of the outstanding achievements of the team have been recognised through several prestigious industry awards and are a testimony of Unmesh’ s leadership.”
Details on Pawar’s next move remains unknown, but industry sources indicate he would most likely be headed to an organization, where he would be in the driving seat of a transformative people agenda.
Prior to KPMG, he was working with Accenture India as Managing Director of Human Resources -Products Operating Group (Consulting). The Group serves clients in the consumer goods & services, air, freight, travel services; automotive; industrial equipment; infrastructure & transportation services; life sciences; and retail industries.
Unmesh has been a long-time Accenture employee; He joined Accenture in 2001 as General Manager-HR in Mumbai. Ever since then he has been part of the company and seen the business grow and has worked across various HR functions. Based on his LinkedIn profile, Unmesh has also previously worked with Mastek and Tata Share Registry Limited.
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