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, he has held leadership positions with PWC and KPMG during a career spanning 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 23 years. Several of these companies have won prestigious awards for the Best Presented Annual Reports. As a leader in both PWC and KPMG, he played a major role in transforming the businesses of both the firms leading to accelerated growth and profitability and by leading a ‘turn around’ of underperforming business units with strong strategic and execution skills. He has led several thousand people in both the firms and cultivated a culture of high performance, collaboration and teamwork. In PWC, Pradip ran a flagship program for Non-Executive Directors and conducted more than 40 events for leading independent directors in both Mumbai and Delhi, covering the most relevant topics of corporate governance.
Besides being on the Board of Stellar Value Chain Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Pradip is on the boards of JM Financial Ltd, Camlin Fine Sciences Ltd., and Healthcare Global Enterprises Ltd., (All listed companies), Torrent Gas Pvt. Ltd. and on the boards of a clutch of private companies that are fast growing portfolio companies of leading PE Funds.