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Deloitte Names Asif Dhar to Lead LSHC Practice; Seema Pajula Quoted

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Dr. Asif Dhar
Dr. Asif Dhar

Deloitte has appointed Dr. Asif Dhar to succeed Doug Beaudoin, former chief information officer. Dhar will lead the company’s  life sciences and health care (LSHC) practice in the United States effective immediately, Deloitte reported on Monday

"Asif's passion for the industry and his experience delivering the breadth and depth of Deloitte to solve complex business challenges makes him ideally suited for this role," said Seema Pajula, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP, and U.S. industries and insights leader for Deloitte LLP. "With his deep knowledge of both the life sciences and health care industries, I am confident in his ability to lead through today's tumultuous times and bring pragmatic, implementable solutions to our clients."

Dhar will lead the practice's overall strategic direction and implement go-to-market strategies for Deloitte's key businesses including audit, consulting, tax and advisory services. Dhar has served LSHC clients as well as government and public services clients during his 13-year tenure with Deloitte. 

"Deloitte's 'Future of Health' vision suggests a radical transformation of the industry — one that is more virtual, organized around the community, compassionate, equitable, predictive and preventative. Amid a pandemic and nationwide fight for racial justice, it is clear to me that we cannot wait for the future to arrive,” Dhar stated. 

During his career at Deloitte, Dhar has also held a variety of leadership positions such as federal health solutions leader and LSHC's chief health informatics officer. Dhar has helped to establish ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte, which combines next generation platforms, industry experience and collaboration models to deliver the future of health. 

Dhar is also vice chairman of the company, where he supervises the overall strategic direction for the life sciences and health care practices, including audit, consulting, tax, and advisory services. Prior to joining Deloitte, Dhar served as senior associate at Booz Allen Hamilton as well as physician executive at Cerner Corporation. 

He earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago and his medical doctorate from the University of Illinois. 

"This is a pivotal moment in history and I am humbled to lead our practice of dedicated professionals as we help our clients address multigenerational health and equity challenges while we respond to the crisis of coronavirus-19," said Dhar. 

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