Prasanth Shanthakumaran


KPMG in India

Prasanth has over thirty years of work experience in the leadership position in consulting, and services industry. Currently he is a Partner with KPMG in India and leads Digital Engineering and Quality (DEQ) practice and the Sports sector with over 175 people reporting to him across India. The practice provides advisory and consulting services to over 50 clients in India and abroad in Digital designs, Software development using lead edge platforms, DevOps and end to end Software Testing. He also has expertise on the sports with specific focus on usage of Technology in the sector.  The sub sectors covered are sports manufacturing, government and state bodies, leagues in cricket, badminton i.e., esports and corporates wanting to venture into sports.

In his overall professional career, he has been involved in business activities in over 25 countries and has undertaken challenging assignments in Strategy, IT transformation, customer centricity, voice of customer and sports consulting.

Prior to joining KPMG in India, he was the vice president in Mahindra Satyam (later Tech Mahindra). He was based in the UK for over 9 eight years to initially head the process consulting division for EMEA region and later to lead the initiatives in telecom and media sector for UK and Ireland which is closely tied up with sports. His initial stint in the firm involved consulting engagements for Japanese firms while being based out of Tokyo. He was also head of SQAG at Cognizant technology and led the process improvement function for Technology at Ramco Systems.

Prasanth has authored multiple papers on strategic planning and process improvement including an award-winning paper selected on the topic “Audit planning to process improvement – an automated journey.”

His passion includes playing football and grooming youngsters into sports and technology. He has actively played multiple sports like Cricket, Badminton etc., including representing Basingstoke, UK in competitive Badminton league.

  • B-Tech in Applied Electronics and Instrumentation and then completed ISO 9001 Lead auditor course with SGS UK.

  • He is a regular speaker in multiple national and international events including Unicom, SPINLONDON, CII, NASSCOM, SEPGs in Europe and USA.