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Hitesh D Gajaria

Hitesh D. Gajaria

Senior Partner, Tax

KPMG in India

With more than three decades of tax, transfer pricing and regulatory consulting experience, Hitesh is a Partner with the Tax practice at KPMG in India. Hitesh is well-known and sought-after for his professional insights and guidance on various tax and regulatory issues and trends in India.

Prior to his role as the Head of Tax, Hitesh led the Industrial and Consumer Manufacturing Sector Corporate Tax practice, and has also co-led KPMG in India’s Transfer Pricing practice.

Hitesh is a regular conference host, presenter and moderator at various international tax and transfer pricing conferences within India and overseas. He has been regularly featured in international and Indian media, newspapers and business magazines where he is invited to speak/contribute/comment on various business and tax issues.

Hitesh has co-authored BCAS’ publications - ‘Taxation of Non-Residents, FERA / FEMA’ and ‘Transfer Pricing Manual’ and was Country Reporter for India at International Fiscal Association’s Conference.

Hitesh has a passion for singing and he supports the Genesis Foundation’s ‘CEO’s sing for a cause’ a programme aimed at raising funds for medical treatment of under-privileged children. He is also a mentor at KPMG in India’s, Enactus initiative, guiding college students in developing socially sustainable community projects.

Professional and industry experience

Hitesh has advised clients across sectors, especially pharmaceuticals, hospitality, shipping, transport and logistics, information technology, consumer goods and engineering, on a plethora of tax, transfer pricing and regulatory issues. These span cross-border structuring, joint ventures, foreign collaborations, regulatory compliances and supply chain management.

He also has specialised knowledge and experience of Indian Foreign Exchange Regulations and in obtaining regulatory approvals.

Hitesh was a visiting faculty at Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Bankers Training college for over 12 years. He is often invited by RBI to give his professional inputs on various tax, foreign exchange and regulatory matters.

Education and qualifications
  • Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

  • Bachelor of Commerce from University of Mumbai

Professional associations
  • FICCI Taxation Committee

  • CII National CFO Committee

  • Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry

  • BBG Mumbai

  • EBG Mumbai

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