Pankaj is current working with the Publicis Groupe as Executive President and Group CFO, South Asia. He is a Chartered Accountant (India), Certified Public Accountant (Australia), Lawyer & Commerce graduate (Delhi University, India).
Profoundly commercial in approach, he is a finance, tax, treasury, legal and business strategy professional with a strong track record and experience in Automotive, Beverage, Software and Service industry. As a Business Leader with Finance as his core domain, Pankaj has shown excellence across various roles undertaken.
In Sept 2018, he was awarded Honorary Doctorate for excellence in management from American University in confederation with International Accreditation Committee. A fitness enthusiast with his name in the Guinness World Record for finishing Satara mountain half marathon, he is a two-times winner of recognition by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (World’s largest accounting body) – CFO of the Year 2018 & Professional Achiever Award 2014.
An avid academician who has contributed to enhancing sensitization level of the community, he has officiated as a judge and speaker at various India and international seminars & conferences, and is a guest faculty at various professional bodies and esteemed B-schools in India.