Renjen joins a growing list of persons of Indian origin like Indira Nooyi, Satya Nadela and Anshu Jain, who have made to the top posts at multi-billion dollar global corporations like PepsiCo, Microsoft and Deutsche Bank, respectively.
Hailing from Rohtak, Haryana, Renjen will assume his new role of Deloitte Global chief executive officer from June 1. He will succeed Barry Salzberg in this role and is currently serving as US business chairman and CEO of the group.
“I am honoured to have been elected as Deloitte Global’s next CEO,” Renjen said in a statement.
“Renjen’s leadership appointment is part of a rigorous and comprehensive nomination and member firm partner ratification process that occurs every four years and includes all member firms of the Deloitte worldwide network,” Deloitte said.
Renjen did his schooling at Lawrence School, Sanawar, Himachal Pradesh after which he left for the US to pursue higher studies.
He has held a number of leadership positions, including chairman and CEO of Deloitte Consulting LLP. In addition to being chairman of Deloitte LLP, he currently also serves as a member of the board of directors of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte Global), and as chairman of the Deloitte Foundation board of directors.
His new role would begin on the first day of Deloitte’s new fiscal year on June 1, 2015.