EY Director Malay Shah joins rival Alvarez & Marsal in India

01 February 2017 Consultancy.uk

Alvarez & Marsal has appointed Malay Shah, formerly at EY, Infosys and McKinsey, to the role of Senior Director and Digital Transformation Leader in the firm’s Indian High Tech Sector segment.

Prior to joining Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), Malay Shah worked at EY as a Director in the firm’s Technology segment, focused on the IT Services, Software / Hardware Products, Semiconductors and eCommerce segments. Previously, from 2010 until 2013, he worked for Infosys Consulting as a Senior Principal and Head of its Indian Management Consulting unit. His earlier career saw him work as a General Manager in Strategy at Suzlon Energy for two years, as Engagement Leader in Infosys Consulting’s High Tech Practice, and as a Research Analyst at McKinsey & Company for two years, where he started in 2000.

Shah holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from Gujarat University and Dharmsinh Desai University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Mumbai and the Sydenham Institute of Management.

Alvarez & Marsal appoints Malay Shah as Senior Director in India

Shah has been appointed by A&M as a Senior Director and Digital Transformation Leader in the firm’s High Tech Sector segment, an industry which is gaining prominence in India and today contributes around $150 billion to the country's economy. The role sees Shah bring his more than 16 years of experience to bear on driving growth and client side value in the firm’s Indian digital transformation offerings.

Manish Saigal, Managing Director with A&M India, remarks about the addition, “Our Corporate Solutions practice works closely with Indian corporates to maximise value by helping them strategise and achieve the next wave of growth. As the firm expands its focus on new and emerging areas including high-tech and digital transformation, Malay brings strong capabilities and experience that will benefit clients seeking to improve their operations and drive change. We are delighted to have Malay on board.”

Commenting on his new role, Shah says, “A&M brings more than three decades of global heritage pioneering restructuring and turnaround management, and has established a strong foothold in the Indian market across its business offerings. With India becoming a global High Tech hub, I look forward to working with A&M’s high-tech clients on solutions that strengthen the performance of their holding companies, affiliates and portfolio businesses.”

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Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

23 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Sergio Cardoso, Matt Maltz, Jessica Patel, Marc Roberts and Nick Warner have been appointed as partners at Grant Thornton. With the company undergoing a year of transition under new leadership, the new members will help consolidate the firm’s offering as it looks to reach new levels of growth in 2019.

2019 sees Grant Thornton’s UK wing undergoing a process of transformation. As the group looks to ensure its teams “provide the right level of support for profitable growth” and create an environment that “makes it easier for our people to do great work”, the firm has announced a succession of senior appointments across its regional divisions.

In February, this saw Chris Petts and James Bulloss named Partner and Director in the North East and Yorkshire respectively. Now, the UK’s sixth-largest auditing and consulting firm has confirmed the installation of a further five Partners across its UK team.

Sergio Cardoso is a long-standing Grant Thornton employee, having joined from Daniel Auerbach & Company – where he was an Accountant – in 2005. Cardoso rose steadily through the ranks since then, taking up his most recent role as Audit and Assurance Director in 2015. In that role, he focused on dynamic, fast-growing and entrepreneurial private companies, as well as multinational and AIM-listed groups. He now takes up the position of Partner in Grant Thornton’s audit practice.

Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

Nick Warner has been appointed as a partner in Grant Thornton’s VAT team based in London. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in tax to the role, Warner joins the firm from Moore Stephens, where he most recently was VAT Partner, during a five-year stay with the firm. Prior to that, Warner was a Partner in VAT at BDO and PKF UK. He also spent five years at HMRC as a Higher Executive Officer.

Matt Maltz is the first of three Partner appointments in Grant Thornton’s real estate tax division. A former EY Partner in real estate tax, Maltz spent 17 years with the Big Four firm. In his new position with Grant Thornton, he will tackle similar client areas, as a Partner in real estate tax.

Jessica Patel has also been promoted as a Partner in the firm’s real estate tax practice, having been with the firm for more than 15 years. Patel joined Grant Thornton as a trainee in 2003. She is a licensed member of both the Association of Tax Technicians and the Chartered Institute of Taxation. As a Partner, Patel will advise a wide variety of clients ranging from UK property investors and developers to overseas investors and property funds.

Marc Roberts is another Big Four alumnus to join Grant Thornton as a Partner. Roberts exited EY to take up his new position, having been an Associate Partner and real estate advisory lead at the company. With more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, Roberts also formerly held a Directorship and headed the corporate finance real estate advisory team at fellow Big Four firm PwC.