Rajiv Memani is Chairman of the India region of EY (Ernst & Young), a leading global professional services organisation. He is also a member of EY’s global management body as the Chair of its Global Emerging Markets Committee.
A qualified CA, Rajiv is active with many clients, principally with private equity funds, fast-growing Indian entrepreneurial and global organizations establishing/expanding their presence in India. Rajiv specializes in complex Mergers & Acquisitions as well as assisting companies in raising Private Equity. He has worked with large Indian groups as they have looked at corporate structuring, advising them on long-term value creation, tax and structuring issues.
In his role as Chairman of EY’s Global Emerging Markets (EMs) committee, Rajiv’s responsibilities include connecting EMs with developed markets as well as recommending investment plans for the EMs.
Rajiv is a member of the National Council of CII, in addition to being the Chairman of its National Committee on Tax and has been a part of several policy advisory committees constituted by the Government of India including the task force constituted by the Government to draft a new Direct Tax legislation that submitted its report in 2019. In the past, he has been a part of the Ministry of Finance Committee taskforce to simplify the provisions of the Income Tax Act, and the Ministry of Railways Advisory Body to modify the accounting system for tracking expenditures to desired outcomes.
Rajiv has also been the driving force behind EY Foundation for the last 15 years. Under his leadership, the Foundation has positively impacted millions of poor families through sustainable and scalable programs in the areas of education and rural empowerment.
In his personal capacity, he is a Board member of the IIM, Sirmaur, a premier institute of management education and research, and a member of the governing council of KREA University. He also serves as the President of the board of Him Jyoti School, Dehradun which provides free of cost, quality education to underprivileged girls from rural Uttarakhand.
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