India chief Neeraj Aggarwal takes over as BCG Asia Pacific regional Chairman

08 August 2018 Authored by Consultancy.asia

BCG has appointed India Managing Director Neeraj Aggarwal as the new regional chair for its Asia Pacific operations.

Following his elevation to the top role in India in 2015, Neeraj Aggarwal will now take over as the regional chair for The Boston Consulting Group’s Asia Pacific practice, including operations in China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia, Korea and Australia.

Aggarwal follows in the footsteps of his predecessor Janmejaya Sinha, who has served in the Asia Pacific Chairman role since 2009 after a six-year stint as the firm’s leading Managing Director in India. It has been suggested in reports that Sinha will return to an India-focused role.

“We are excited to appoint Neeraj as our new Asia Pacific regional chair. I am incredibly confident about Asia Pacific’s next chapter under his leadership,” Rich Lesser, BCG’s president global CEO was quoted as saying, adding that the firm will identify and appoint a new lead for India before the end of next month.Neeraj Aggarwal takes over as BCG Asia Pacific regional ChairmanThe firm’s Indian arm currently has ten Senior Partners among its local leadership team, including Aggarwal and Sinha, and also counts among its partners Aggarwal’s wife, Priyanka Aggarwal, who was the first consultant of a diversity profile to join the firm’s India partnership and currently leads its healthcare Provider practice based out of Delhi.

Neeraj Aggarwal first joined BCG almost two decades ago in 1999 after a three and half year term with electronic design automation company Cadence Design Systems. Since crossing to BCG, Aggarwal has developed his expertise in business strategy, transformations, operations, organisational design and digitalisation with a focus on the consumer, technology, and financial services sectors.

Further to his external functions, Aggarwal – who locally achieved one of the fastest promotions to partner – also served as a member of BCG’s global client services team, which sought to transform the firm’s engagement model with its customers, and has worked with numerous committees including an involvement with India’s Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Telecom.

According a statement from BCG India’s Head of Recruitment Suresh Subudhi late last year, the strategy and management firm has been the fastest growing in India for the past ten years – a period spanning Aggarwal and his predecessor Arindam Bhattacharya’s tenures – with the firm’s local headcount growing to more than 1,200 professionals.

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