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'Couldn't Afford School, Dropped Out': Here's The Inspiring Story Of Current CEO Of Deloitte


Some stories are so inspiring that they almost sound unreal. Stories of people from humble backgrounds who made it big in this world despite humungous challenges and endless struggle.


We, at Indiatimes, stumbled across a similar story on Twitter. Punit Renjen, current CEO of Deloitte, got the job back in 1989 and today, he heads the company. The user Ravi Handa posted a thread on the stalwart. Take a look.

'Parents couldn't afford school fees'

"Punit Renjen, now CEO of Deloitte, had to drop out of a school because his parents couldn't afford the school fees. Graduated from a local college in Rohtak because it was cheap. Went to Delhi to find jobs based upon an advert for Usha that he saw in a newspaper," he wrote.

'He got Rotary Scholarship'

The user then points out that Renjen got a 'Rotary Scholarship' and how used the chance to grow. "Yes - the same 'Rotary Club' which organizes small cultural events. At least it used to when I was a kid in Bharatpur. He seized that opportunity and made the most of it."


'Two pair of jeans, couple of dollars'

Renjen then took the first flight of his life and went to the USA for masters from the same scholarship. "The first time he sat on a flight was when he went to the USA for his masters from the scholarship. He landed there with two pair of tight jeans and couple of hundred dollars," as per Renjen's quote, mentions the Twitter user.


At the time, he would sit in the front row with a tape recorder (that used to be a thing in the 80s-90s) because he could not understand the American accent that well. "He used to then hear them again so that he does not miss anything. (FOMO is not a new concept)," he wrote.


'Selected as one of the 10 best students'

Then, something life-altering happened to Renjen. He got featured in one of the local magazines as one of the 10 best students. From here, a partner of Deloitte spotted him and called him for a meeting.

"A local news magazine picked him as one of the 10 best students. That magazine was picked by a Deloitte partner (Touche Ross) while taking a flight. He then asked his assistant to schedule an interview with Punit. He took a bus ride (600 km+ from Oregon Seattle) for the meeting."


"That magazine was picked by a Deloitte partner (Touche Ross) while taking a flight. He then asked his assistant to schedule an interview with Punit. He took a bus ride (600 km+ from Oregon Seattle) for the meeting."


'He got the job in 1989. Heads the firm today'

"He got the job. That was in 1989. He is still there 33 years later and now heads the firm. Non tech Indian origin CEOs don't get talked about as much and I understand that. Deloitte is not really a company that we interact with on a daily basis."


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