Leading rating agency Crisil has appointed Deven Sharma as its Chairman.

Mr. Sharma was serving as the President of Standard and Poor’s since 2008.

He joined S&P in 2007, after five years at the McGraw-Hill Companies as Executive Vice-President in charge of global strategy, a release said here on Thursday.

Mr. Sharma played a crucial role in S&P’s acquisition of a majority stake in Crisil in 2005, the release said.

His previous experience includes 14 years in Booz Allen Hamilton, a global management consulting company, where he was a partner.

Sharma also serves on the US-China Business Council and the Asia Society’s Business Council.

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