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LeaderSpeak with Richard Rekhy

     Print Edition: July 21, 2013

My first guru
Ratan Mama. He sowed the seeds for some principles in me that I have carried for life - integrity, trust and the pursuit of excellence. I will never forget his words: "You are all horses, the best horse will win"

My first job
At RSM & Co, a professional services firm. I learned my craft here

My first boss

Anil Mehta at RSM & Co. A great human being, he gave me the space and freedom to operate, and I realised the value of empowerment, which I practise today

My first promotion
At 28, when I was made a partner in RSM & Co. I can never forget that day. It made me feel on 'top of the world'

My first disappointment

Not getting a promotion when I was expecting one at Arthur Andersen. It taught me the value of perseverance and the fact that winners never quit

Richard Rekhy, CEO, KPMG India
Richard Rekhy, CEO, KPMG India Photo: Vivan Mehra/

As told to Vivan Mehra

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