Over the past year, we’ve seen unprecedented change in our economic, regulatory, political and social environments and these changes are likely to accelerate. Our response in India has been to invest in our people and their skills to become more market-facing and responsive, and to develop new strategies for clients designed to improve their global competitiveness.
We have a focused strategy on growth with an inorganic component. We have made significant investments in our Advisory, Tax and Audit practices. We have also developed our sector practices in infrastructure, education, healthcare and defense, reflecting the demands of a maturing Indian economy and this fast-growing nation. We are aligning and partnering with other firms in the ecosystem to provide value for our clients.
The number one priority for KPMG in India is maintaining the quality of our people. We have expanded our learning and development model and are working with Harvard Business School to develop a program that will roll out in 2014. Programs of this kind help ensure our people are able to combine leading-edge global thinking with their deep knowledge of the Indian economy.
If you want to win in the market you need to be innovative, out of the box and think differently; to come to the table with things that the client has not seen and that provide a different perspective.