By: D.K Choudhary
Arun M Kumar Appointed as the Chairman and CEO of KPMG India
i. Leading professional services firm KPMG India has appointed the former US government official Arun M Kumar as the Chairman and CEO to lead KPMG India operations.
ii. He succeeds Richard Rekhy who was re-appointed to the post in January 2016 for a period of four years. However in November 2016 he stepped down.
iii. The KPMG India Board elected Kumar who took the charge from February 5 for a five-year term.
iv. Prior to this, Kumar had served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and Director General of the US and Foreign Commercial Service in the administration of former US President Barack Obama.
v. He has also spent majority of his career with KPMG US operation including serving on the KPMG US and KPMG Americas boards from 2008-2013.
Sasikala Sworn in as AIADMK Legislature Party Leader
i. Tamil Nadu’s political party AIADMK has elected Sasikala Natarajan as the Legislative SasikalaParty leader on February 5, 2017.
ii. Sasikala, the general secretary of AIADMK was unanimously elected by the AIADMK MLAs at a party meeting in Chennai. Her name was proposed by O. Panneerselvam.
iii. Now she is set to become the Chief Minister of the state as O. Panneerselvam stepped down from the post on February 3, 2017.
iv. Ms. Sasikala will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on February 9 after which Panneerselvam will hand over his resignation letter to the governor.
v. Ms. Sasikala was elected as the party’s general secretary in December 2016 following the death of Jayalalithaa.