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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 almost four 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 consistently recognised as a leading Tax firm in India by International Tax Review (Euromoney) for all successive years since incorporation.

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 three large companies.

Qualifications and affiliations

  • Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Bombay
  • YPO Presidents Program at Harvard Business School
  • Central Direct Taxes Advisory Committee (chaired by the Finance Minister) – former
  • ITSG International Network – steering committee 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



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