Jalan to lead CohnReznick’s global offices

    New York, NY – April 4, 2024 – CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading advisory, assurance, and tax firms in the United States, today announced that Ashish Jalan has joined the firm as President–Global Operations effective April 1, 2024. In this newly created role, Jalan will oversee the resource management, talent development, operational effectiveness, and client service initiatives that will drive the firm’s ongoing offshore expansion. This includes leading CohnReznick’s 850+ member India and Philippines teams and future global expansion initiatives.

    “As CohnReznick continues to unlock value for our clients and support their business strategies, building our global workforce is paramount,” said David Kessler, CEO. “Ashish has a proven track record in integrating the talent and capabilities of domestic and offshore teams to improve business operations and, consequently, client service. On behalf of our Executive Board and the more than 5,000 members of our CohnReznick team, I welcome Ashish to CohnReznick. I look forward to his leadership and collaboration as CohnReznick continues to become a global leader in advisory, assurance, and tax services.” 

    Adds Kessler, “I also want to express my deep gratitude to Krishnan Chettiar, who is stepping down as Managing Director of our India Business Group. His leadership in forming our India team almost 18 years ago has been the driving force behind the incredible, multi-disciplined team we have today. Krishnan has laid the foundation for continued success for many years to come.” 

    "As I begin my new role with CohnReznick, I ask my team to consider these words of advice that I have kept in mind throughout my career,” said Jalan. "Embrace the challenges, ignite the passion within, and together, let’s chart a course towards a future where every dream finds its wings."

    About Jalan

    Ashish Jalan has more than two decades of global leadership experience spanning India, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Through his roles at Big 4 firms and multinational organizations, he has gained extensive experience developing processes and technical capabilities for onshore and offshore teams. This includes delivering end-to-end solutions for European and U.S. tax compliance, driving strategy, and improving operations. Jalan is well-versed in designing new service offerings, operating various SOX controls, and implementing risk and quality processes. 

    Prior to joining CohnReznick, Jalan was the India-based Partner and Head of U.S. Business Tax for a Big 4 firm. He earned a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting and Tax, from the University of Calcutta and is a member of the AICPA as well as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. 


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