Navinesh Chand Joins Synpulse Australia as Managing Director

We are pleased to announce that Navinesh Chand has joined Synpulse as Managing Director to lead the Australian office

Introduction of new management in Synpulse Australia

Sydney-based Navinesh Chand joins Synpulse from Infosys Consulting, having led their CX and Digital Strategy efforts in APAC as a senior principal. His appointment solidifies the firm’s focus in the APAC region including the growth mandate locally.

He brings over 18 years of experience in consulting and in-house leadership roles with a particular focus on customer experience, innovation, and digital Strategy. Nav has held various leadership roles in the professional and financial services industry across Australia and the United Kingdom. His career has seen him work in consulting at Partners in Performance, KPMG, and Deloitte as well as within the industry at CBA, UBS, and Westpac. He is also actively involved in advising startups, helping not-for-profit organisations, and working closely with universities and business schools on digital strategy and innovation.

Asked about why he decided to join Synpulse, Nav pointed at the firm’s “significant investment in the region” and an opportunity to work with and grow the talented team already in place. “From the first discussion, I really felt at home and welcomed. The energy, motivation, and horsepower really aligned well with my own.”

Group CEO, Christoph Nützenadel, who is also now based in Singapore given the firm’s focus on this region said about the hiring “We are happy to welcome Navinesh as our head of Australia in our team. His proven track record in the Australian financial and consulting industry, his people-centric approach, his unlimited drive, and dedication make him the perfect leader for our growing Synpulse team”

Switzerland-headquartered Synpulse is an established, globally active management consulting company and a valued partner to renowned international financial services companies. Synpulse was formed in 1996 and now operates in 13 locations globally with a leadership team of 13 partners, including 3 managing partners. Synpulse’s financial services vertical go-to-market capability anchors around insurance, banking, and wealth management where they offer services ranging from strategy to execution. They were most recently awarded the "Consultant of the Year" at the Asian Private Bankers 5th Technology Awards. This was Synpulse’s fifth straight Asian Banking Technology Award.