Published On : Tue, Feb 17th, 2015

India-born Punit Renjen joins elite list, to be CEO of US-based Deloitte Global


India-born Punit Renjen on Monday gracefully extended the elite list of persons of Indian origin who have made to the top posts at multi-billion dollar global corporations when he was appointed the next CEO of US-based accounting giant Deloitte’s global operations. Renjen became the first Indian-origin person to head a ‘Big-Four’ audit firm. Persons of Indian origin like Indira Nooyi, Satya Nadela and Anshu Jain have made to the top posts at global giants like PepsiCo, Microsoft and Deutsche Bank, respectively.
Deloitte, which is present across 150 countries including India and employs over two lakh people, is one of the four largest audit firms in the world and competes with PwC, KPMG and EY. Hailing from Rohtak, Haryana, Renjen will assume his new role of Deloitte Global Chief Executive Officer from June 1.
He will succeed Barry Salzberg in this role and is currently serving as US businessChairman and CEO of the group. “I am honoured to have been elected as Deloitte Global’s next CEO,” Renjen said in a statement. “Renjen’s leadership appointment is part of a rigorous and comprehensive nomination and member firm partner ratification process that occurs every four years and includes all member firms of the Deloitte worldwide network,” Deloitte said.