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SAM gets new COO to ‘navigate together’ in ‘critical times’: KPMG consultancy COO Jaideep Ghosh

 Jaideep Ghosh: from business and professional services consultancy to law
Jaideep Ghosh: from business and professional services consultancy to law

KMPG partner and former KPMG Management Consultancy chief operating officer (COO) Jaideep Ghosh has taken over at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) in the COO position from Delhi.

He succeeds Jennifer Milford, a former Mayer Brown JSM Asia COO, who had joined in 2013, and is now “moving on after having spent more than six fruitful years” at SAM, according to the firm’s press release.

Ghosh meanwhile, is new to the legal sector, but has “two decades of multi-country experience, largely in consulting businesses”, according to SAM.

At KMPG he was COO of KPMG’s management consulting arm in India, national industry head for the transport, logistics, leisure & sports sector, as well as head of the technology, media & telecommunications (TMT) practice at KPMG Management Consulting.

Particularly the last part might be useful for a law firm that may want more technology in its life, as most do these days: according to his Linked-in profile, Ghosh has “extensive experience in large scale, multi-year technology enabled business transformation”.

His CV before joining KPMG in 2007 (see below) includes three years as associate partner in IBM’s Business Consulting Services vertical in Gurgaon, after splitting five years in business consultancy between PwC in Mumbai and EY.

Besides his practical management experience, he is an electric engineering graduate is an engineering grad with an MBA, and according to SAM:

He has led multiple large transformation mandates across industry sectors and ran some of the industry businesses nationally.

Jaideep is widely covered in media and has been a regular speaker at several conferences in India and internationally.

Jaideep is currently a Member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council.

Ghosh’s experience in both professional services firm management and as a business consultant should both be relevant to SAM, though every law firm, of course, will also have its own dynamics.

The press release quotes were absolutely ecstatic about his arrival.

Delhi-region managing partner Pallavi Shroff.said: “His comprehensive understanding of the business and professional services will be a tremendous asset in further strengthening the Firm’s strong position in the market”.

Mumbai-region managing partner Akshay Chudasama added: “Jaideep’s appointment will further strengthen our management capabilities and we will benefit enormously from his insights and advice. We look forward to his contribution in helping us in the next phase of our growth”.

Finally, Ghosh himself said: “These are uncertain times, yet some of the biggest opportunities and market shifts have emerged from downturns.

“Happy to join the team at this critical time and navigate together”.

Jaideep Ghosh Work history 2007 - 2020: Partner, COO & National Industry Head, KPMG (India) 2004 - 2007: Associate Partner - Business Consulting Services, IBM (Gurgaon) 2000 - 2003: Principal Consultant - Strategy & Change Consulting, PwC India (Mumbai Area) 1998 - 2000: Senior Consultant, EY (Saudi Arabia) Education 1986 - 1990: Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur, Bachelor’s Degree, Electrical Engineering 1992 - 1994: Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), 2005 - 2005: Harvard Business School, Advanced Operations Strategy Program, 2017 - 2018: Columbia Business School, Executive Program in Management,
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