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Founder Chairman

Jairaj (Jai) Purandare is the Founder Chairman of JMP Advisors Pvt Ltd, a leading advisory, tax and regulatory services firm, based in Mumbai, India. Jai has over three and half decades of experience in 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 firm in India in the International Tax Review (Euromoney) World Tax Directory for all successive years since incorporation, including in the World Tax and Transfer Pricing 2021 Directory.

International Tax Review (Euromoney), in its report – World’s Leading Tax Advisors, has named Jai several times as among the leading Tax Advisors in India.

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.

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
  • City of London Advisory Council for India – member
  • Central Direct Taxes Advisory Committee (chaired by the Finance Minister) – former member
  • YPO Gold – member, former Regional Networks Chair
  • Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) – member, former National Council member and Chairman, Taxation Committee



Head – Direct Taxation