BKR Plans to Expand Operations in India
On March 26, 2015, Ritwik Mukherjee* reported that BKR International, a leading global association of independent accounting and business advisory firms from across 75 countries, plans to strengthen its operation and expand its network in India to broker in-bound and out-bound investments and trade opportunities. The firm at present has 135 member firms with over 300 offices in over 75 countries.
In India, BKR has four independent members and is looking at expanding membership network. Moves are afoot to have eight members by the end of 2016 and then grow further from there, Subir Dutta, director, Doshi, Chatterjee, Bagri, one of the independent members of BKR, told FC. Howard M. Rosen, worldwide chairman of BKR International and Stephen Roger, executive director, Asia Pacific region of BKR International, recently visited India to chart out a new roadmap for Indian operations.
Dutta, who is also the advocacy head, India sub grouping of the firm, said, “We are looking out for suitable firms who can be BKR’s independent members. At the same time, any accounting and business advisory firm can also approach us. In either of the cases, we will conduct due diligence and once the regional board approves the names, the list will go to the global board for its approval.”