Pankaj Arora

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Pankaj Arora is a senior member of the firm's Consumer Sector and the Board & CEO Practice, based in New Delhi. A trusted client advisor, he leverages more than 20 years of experience shaping business solutions for both regional and multinational corporations. Pankaj has significant experience in the risk space, with a particular focus on governance and compliance.  

At Russell Reynolds, his experience spans multi-national companies, Indian family businesses and private equity backed portfolio companies, across the spectrum of consumer products, retail, media and consumer digital companies. Pankaj joined Russell Reynolds Associates after more than five years at KPMG, where he was a Partner in the Governance, Risk and Compliance Practice, serving clients across sectors as a trusted advisor in the areas of risk management, corporate governance and business processes. His clients included a range of promoter-driven companies, multinationals, listed and private equity backed companies. During his tenure, Pankaj led the KPMG Board Leadership Center in India and was co-chair of the India chapter of Women Corporate Directors.

Previously, he was a Managing Director at Protiviti Consulting for close to seven years. Over the course of his career, Pankaj has worked for a number of multinational organizations, including American Express, Andersen and EY.

Pankaj received a Bachelor of Commerce with honors, from Shri Ram College of Commerce at Delhi University.  
He is also a certified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. 
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Board Director and Chair Search Board Effectiveness Board of Directors CEO Succession Chief Executive Officers Consumer C-Suite Succession

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