Sunil Deshmukh

Sunil S. Deshmukh, CMA

Chair-Elect, 2023-2024

Sunil Deshmukh, CMA, is Chair-Elect of IMA’s Global Board of Directors for the 2023-2024 fiscal year. In his role as Chair-Elect, he serves on the Governance Standing Board Committee, the Strategic Planning Standing Board Committee, and as chair of the Nominating Standing Board Committee.

Deshmukh consults and advises organizations, both for profit and nonprofit, primarily on leadership development, business strategy, and leadership/executive coaching. Deshmukh is currently based in India, but in his 30-year career, he has worked in consumer markets in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, developing business strategies, managing operations, and providing board-level oversight and governance. He has served in various leadership positions (CFO, Managing Director, CEO) with multinational companies and large family-managed organizations across many geographic regions and industry segments, including manufacturing, retail and distribution, supply chain, and logistics.

Deshmukh holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Marathwada University, a bachelor’s degree in law from Symbiosis Law College at Pune University, and a master’s degree in commerce from Pune University. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI), the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), and the Institute of Directors (IoD) of India. He is an International Coach Federation (ICF) USA Associate Certified Coach (ACC), a Certified Executive Coach-Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching (MGSCC), and a Senior Practitioner from EMCC Global.

An IMA member since 2010, Deshmukh earned his CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) that same year. He has been a member of IMA’s Global Board of Directors since 2021, where he has also served on the Nominating Standing Board Committee. Deshmukh has also served as president of IMA’s Mumbai and Pune Chapters; past dean of the IMA Mentoring Subcommittee; Board liaison for the IMA Research Foundation; and member of the IMA CEO Search Committee. He is also a member of the IMA Leadership Academy, specifically as a webinar contributor, moderator, and presenter.

A published author on the topic of leadership, Deshmukh serves as a speaker, coach, and accredited mentor for tech and social startups in India. He also serves as an advisory board member for Talent at Work UAE, whose vision is to provide the best talent development across the MENASA region.