Christopher Kelkar (Chris) is the Global Strategy and Alignment Leader for the PwC Network.
Along with Blair Sheppard, Chris is part of a team focusing on Strategy, Transformation and Alignment. Chris has been a member of the PwC Network Executive Team since 2008.
From July 2007 to October 2008, Chris was the Strategy Leader and International Liaison of PwC’s US firm. Chris was the co-leader of US firm's Fraud, Risk & Controls (FR&C) practice, based in Los Angeles, from July 2002 to June 2007. As a partner in the US firm's forensics practice, Chris served numerous public and private companies in both the US and abroad as well as consulting for governments regarding anti-corruption programmes.
Chris joined the US firm in Washington, DC in 1993 and in 1994 transferred to the Los Angeles office. From 1999 through 2002, he served a tour with the Global Chairman's Office before returning to the US firm to co-lead its FR&C practice. In 2007, Chris moved to New York to take on his role with the US Leadership Team.
Chris became a partner in the US firm in 2002.
Chris is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of CPAs. He has served on various non-for-profit charitable organisation boards within the past 10 years and is a member of the Transparency International's Business Principles Steering Committee.
Chris received a Master's degree in business administration from UCLA in 1999 (Harold M. Williams Fellow) and a Bachelor's of Arts degree in economics from Oberlin College in 1992.