Romal Shetty the Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte South Asia is slated to visit Sri Lanka this month. His visit was announced on the day when over 500 professionals were welcomed into the Deloitte network entities in Sri Lanka and Maldives, making it one of the largest combinations in the history of professional services in the South Asia region. Deloitte now has nearly 1,000 professionals and 28 Partners in Sri Lanka and Maldives.
This expansion was also regarded as a strategic move, given the ongoing economic resurgence in Sri Lanka and the nation's potential for high growth. It signifies Deloitte’s commitment to the region and the ambition to lead in the new era of professional services. Earlier last week, Deloitte had also announced the appointment of Channa Manoharan as their Country Managing Partner and Gerard David as Deputy Country Managing Partner and COO for Sri Lanka and Maldives.
During his visit, Romal will meet some of the most prominent business leaders in the country and other stakeholders. He will also interact with all Deloitte professionals in Sri Lanka and Maldives in person, through “Mics Not Muted”, and outline the vision for their next phase of growth.
In his more than two decades of experience, Romal has served global clients on large transformation programmes across more than 40 countries and helped shape their growth strategies, profitability, restructuring, technology, and people agenda. In his last role as President-Consulting for Deloitte South Asia, he helped the consulting practice grow from 2,000 to over 10,000 people, making it the fastest-growing practice across the Deloitte network.
Under the new country leadership, aligned with Romal’s vision for propelling growth, Deloitte will continue to maintain its core competencies in audit, tax, and advisory services in Sri Lanka and Maldives. It will also focus on harnessing the transformative potential of technology, thereby offering innovative solutions to its clients in the ever-evolving business landscape.
There is a particular focus on domains such as Gen-AI, digital transformation, ESG, Trust, cloud, and cybersecurity. The fusion of technology, industry expertise and core competencies promises to deliver to clients an expanded array of services and insights, to address some of the complex issues they face.