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Founder Chairman

Jairaj (Jai) Purandare is the Founder Chairman of JMP Advisors Pvt Ltd, a leading advisory, accounting, tax and regulatory services firm, based in Mumbai, India. Jai has over three and half decades of experience in accounting, tax and business advisory matters and is an authority on tax and regulation. Jai was Regional Managing Partner, Chairman–Tax and Country Leader–Markets & Industries of PricewaterhouseCoopers India.

Jai was earlier Chairman of Ernst & Young India (EY). Jai was the Country Head of the Tax & Business Advisory practice of Andersen India, before joining EY.

Jai has significant expertise in advising clients such as Bechtel, Citibank, GE, HSBC, Hutchison, Mahindra & Mahindra, Pepsico, Standard Chartered Bank, STAR and Tata Group. He has considerable experience on various issues in the Financial Services, Infrastructure, Power, Telecom, Media, Pharma and Auto sectors.

JMP Advisors has been recognised as a leading Tax firm in India by International Tax Review (Euromoney) for all successive years since incorporation, including in the 2022 World Tax and Transfer Pricing Directory.

International Tax Review (Euromoney) has named Jai several times as among the leading Tax Advisors in India, including in the 2022 Directory.

A frequent speaker at seminars in India and abroad, Jai has presented several papers in areas of his expertise including inbound/outbound investment structuring, international tax, transfer pricing, M&As, Indian Budget and Economy.

Jai is an Independent Director on the Boards of two listed companies and one large, unlisted company.

Qualifications and affiliations

  • Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Bombay
  • IFA India Branch – Member
  • International Tax Specialists Group (ITSG) – member
  • Central Direct Taxes Advisory Committee (chaired by the Finance Minister) – former member
  • City of London Advisory Council for India – member
  • YPO Gold – member, former Regional Networks Chair, Finance Chair
  • Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) member, former National Council member and Chairman, Taxation Committee
  • Attended the YPO Presidents’ program at Harvard Business School



Head – Direct Taxation