PwC India named Padmaja Alaganandan as chief people officer

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PwC India announced the appointment of Padmaja Alaganandan as the firm’s new Chief People Officer (CPO).She takes over the role from Jagjit Singh.Padmaja associated with PwC for the last eight years. She was the Technology sector lead for PwC’s Advisory Line of Service.

She was the leader of the firm’s People and Organisation Consulting practice. Before joining PwC in 2011, Padmaja worked in leadership roles in different organisations such as Mercer Consulting and AF Ferguson. She is a member of CII’s National HR Committee and the Committee on Skill Development. Padmaja was inducted into the firm’s leadership team.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (doing business as PwC) is a multinational professional services network headquartered in London, United Kingdom. PwC ranks as the largest professional services firm in the world after Deloitte, and is one of the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, EY and KPMG.

The firm was formed in 1998 by a merger between Coopers & Lybrand and Price Waterhouse.Both firms had histories dating back to the 19th century. The trading name was shortened to PwC in September 2010 as part of a rebranding effort.