Sameer Chadha

Partner and Chief Executive Officer

KPMG Global Services

A seasoned business leader, Sameer is the Chief Executive Officer of KPMG Global Services (KGS). During the course of a career spanning 30 years, he has held several strategic leadership roles with both third-party service providers (Firstsource Solutions) and offshoring captives of major multinational organizations (Lehman Brothers and Barclays).

At KGS, Sameer is responsible for the overall management of and accountability for the platform. His vision is for the platform to be a strategic asset for member firms globally, delivering superior value and helping them and their clients succeed.

Sameer has considerable experience in the offshoring industry. Prior to KGS, he spent eight years with Barclays Shared Services, initially as the COO and then CEO for about six years. During his tenure, the firm grew rapidly from 700 staff in one city to ~10,000 in three cities, with a suite of capabilities covering the entire range of banking services at Barclays (Cards, Retail Banking, Investment Banking, Corporate Banking, Finance And Accounting, Analytics And Modeling Services).

Prior to joining Barclays, he held various senior leadership positions; he has typically joined businesses at their initial stage of operations and has been responsible for growing them:

  • Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers’ captive, responsible for mortgage operations
  • Vice President at Firstsource Solutions, heading the financial services practice (spanning banking and insurance clients); instrumental in helping land the first significant financial services client win and involved in BOT deals for marquee clients
  • Bank of America for eight years, across several roles; his last held role being Head of Consumer Banking Operations
  • Began his career with a three-year stint at Nestlé before moving into the services space.

Sameer and his wife have two children and are based in Gurugram.

  • Chartered Accountant

  • B.Com, Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), University of Delhi