Punit is in his 29th year with the Deloitte organization and became Global CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte Global) in June 2015. Deloitte operates in 150 countries, with more than 220,000 professionals. Punit is also a member of the Deloitte Global Board of Directors and Governance Committee.
Punit most recently served as Chairman, Deloitte LLP (U.S. member firm) from June 2011-March 2015. As chairman, Punit led the board in providing governance and oversight on priority matters such as firm strategy, operations, risk mitigation, and talent development.
Outside of Deloitte, Punit is a member of the boards of directors at United Way Worldwide, U.S.-India Business Council, and Japan Society; and a member of the board of trustees for the US Council for International Business. He was named an honoree to the 2012, 2013 and 2014 National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) “Directorship 100”. He speaks regularly with top-tier media as well as at premier conferences and business schools. Punit often comments on research regarding the attributes of exceptional organizations, including the importance of a well-articulated and lived workplace culture of purpose.
Punit has held a number of leadership roles within Deloitte, including CEO of Deloitte Consulting LLP in the U.S. member firm. During his tenure as U.S. Consulting CEO, the consulting practice experienced tremendous growth despite an ongoing recession, helping Deloitte Consulting LLP become one of the largest consulting organizations according to leading analysts’ rankings. Along with his partners and directors, he guided Deloitte Consulting LLP to be recognized as one of the “2010 Best Firms to Work For” by Consulting magazine and as one of the top firms in Vault’s Guide to the Top 50 Management and Strategy Consulting Firms.
Throughout Punit’s career, he has helped clients in various industries address a range of issues, including M&A, strategy, and operations improvement. His clients have included large multinational organizations spanning the energy, utilities, and telecommunications industries.
Punit was born and raised in India. He moved to the United States after winning a Rotary Foundation Scholarship to Willamette University, where he earned a master’s degree in management. He now serves on the board of trustees of Willamette University and was named among the 100 most influential business leaders who have graduated from schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. He is married and has a son.