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Deloitte names Kavitha Prabhakar chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer

Prabhakar brings more than two decades of experience to this role and succeeds Dr. Terri Cooper

Deloitte has appointed Kavitha Prabhakar to the role of chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer. 

Prabhakar brings more than two decades of experience to this role and succeeds Dr. Terri Cooper, who has served as chief inclusion officer since 2018.

Previously, Prabhakar led a $1bn practice with nearly 5,000 professionals as Deloitte consulting LLP’s civil government sector leader, overseeing a wide range of clients including, the Departments of State, Treasury, Commerce, Transportation, Energy and Agriculture, as well as the U.S. Postal Service, NASA and U.S. Agency for International Development.

Additionally, Prabhakar co-leads Deloitte’s Black Action Council. Formed in June 2020, this internal group of leaders and professionals is responsible for the organization’s long-term commitment to advance Black colleagues and communities and reinforce a culture of anti-racism in workplaces and society

Joe Ucuzoglu, Deloitte US CEO, said: “Deloitte is proud to build upon our long history of championing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we are pleased to have a transformational leader like Kavitha lead our DEI strategy and bring innovative solutions to help amplify our impact.” 

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