Mr. Pradip Kanakia is a strong leader and governance oriented professional with expertise in strategy, transformation, performance management, accounting, auditing, reporting, controls, compliance and governance. As a qualified Chartered Accountant of both England and Wales, and India, have held leadership positions with Price Waterhouse and KPMG during a career of 35 years. As a lead audit partner, he has led and signed audits of several prestigious Indian and multinational companies, across various industry sectors for over 22 years. Several of these companies have won prestigious awards for the Best Presented Annual Reports. As a leader in both Price Waterhouse and KPMG, played a major role in transforming the businesses of both the firms leading to accelerated growth and profitability by demonstrating the ability to ‘turn around’ underperforming business units with strong strategic and execution skills. Led several thousand people in both the firms and cultivated a culture of high performance, collaboration and team work In Price Waterhouse, he ran a flagship program for independent directors and conducted more than 40 events for leading independent directors in both Mumbai and Delhi, covering the most relevant topics of corporate governance. He has cultivated strong relationships with leading Directors, CEOs, CFOs and other senior C suite professionals of companies across the country and have a good market standing.
He holds a Bachelor’s of Commerce and Chartered Accountant England & Wales and India.