Vidya Rajarao

Partner, Grant Thornton India LLP

Vidya is a Partner and leads our Forensics practice.

Vidya brings over 15 years of investigations and forensic accounting experience. She has substantial investigative and forensic consulting experience in USA and India. . Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Vidya was associated as a Partner at a Big Four firm.

She is the sole India nominee in the International Who’s Who of Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2014. She has
represented her clients in various forums including the American Arbitration Association (AAA), ICC Court of Arbitration, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and several ad-hoc arbitrations in the United States and India.

Vidya specializes in large, multinational, complex litigation and investigation assignments, including internal investigations, forensic accounting investigations as well as arbitrations and resolution of post-acquisition purchase price disputes.

She has significant experience in leading numerous forensic accounting assignments, anti-corruption and fraud investigations that require the reconstruction of complex financial records, as well as regulatory proceeding matters involving SEC investigations and NASD self-assessments.

Sector experience
She has assisted major domestic and international clients in a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, aerospace and defense, advertising, media and entertainment, banking and capital markets, insurance, manufacturing, and technology.

Professional qualifications and membership
Vidya holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). She is a Certified Fraud Examiner, and an active member of the Anti-Corruption Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in India and the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum.

Language spoken
English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil