RSM appoints Anand Selvarajan as European Leader

07 May 2015 2 min. read
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RSM has appointed Anand Selvarajan as its new European Regional Leader, taking over from Robert Coles. In his new role, Selvarajan will focus on the development of member firm growth, cross-border services and professional and leadership capabilities within the member firms.

In his new role as European Regional Leader of RSM, Anand Selvarajan will focus on increasing member firm growth and cross-border activities, as well as on professional and leadership development. He will work closely with European member firms to achieve this, providing guidance as they implement RSM strategies and programmes and helping them to fulfil the needs of their clients who require cross-border services.

Selvarajan will report directly to the CEO of RSM, Jean Stephens, and work alongside the European Leadership Team and the European Regional Council. “We are delighted to welcome Anand as our European Regional Leader at a time when RSM in Europe is experiencing growth,” explains Stephens. “Anand will be focused on leading the region as it grows in line with the network’s global strategy.”

Anand Selvarajan - RSM

Commenting on his appointment, Selvarajan says: “RSM’s presence in the European region is thriving with representation in 40 countries and almost 8,200 employees. I am looking forward to leveraging my experience as I work with member firms to seize the many opportunities that the market presents at this exciting time. My commitment is to ensure that everything we do will have the client at the centre.”

Selvarajan joins  RSM from the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), where he fulfilled the role of Head of Market Strategy and Client Solutions for Corporate and Institutional Banking. During his time at RBS, he developed product and service propositions for different sectors, as well as strategy and client propositions for mid-market companies. Prior to RBS, Selvarajan gained experience in the financial services industry while working for Merrill Lynch. He started his career in foreign affairs.

Earlier this year RSM International announced revenues of $4.4 billion, up 18% versus last year.