Atul Dhawan currently leads Strategy & Innovation for Deloitte South Asia. In this role, he is responsible for formulating, communicating, and monitoring Deloitte South Asia’s strategy and overseeing corporate development as well as the innovation & start-up ecosystem programmes and the "Global office".
A partner for 28 years, Atul has almost 40 years of experience starting in audit, with a distinguished record of accomplishment of service to many key clients that include Indian companies, transnational corporations, government, and multilateral development agencies. His experience, besides audit, also includes advising senior executives and large clients on strategic direction, restructuring, business and tax planning, policy formulation, privatization, entry strategy, amongst others.
Atul represents India on the Deloitte Global Board as well as the first Deloitte Asia Pacific Board. He also serves on the Deloitte South Asia Coordinating Board.
He has held leadership roles that include Regional Managing Partner for the North region and National Leadership roles for Clients & Industries as well as Brand & Communication.
Externally, Atul is on the Board of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) in Delhi, a reputed Silicon Valley based organization and through them works to support the start-up community and mentor upcoming entrepreneurs. He is an elected member of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in India and is currently Honorary Secretary and Treasurer. He is also on the Advisory Board of the Confederation of the British Industry in India and advises U.S. India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) for various India-focused campaigns.
He is a Chartered Accountant and an Economics graduate from the University of Delhi.