Mr. Hemant Y. Joshi
Mr. Joshi has spent a long career in the area of Infrastructure Development. He was responsible for building CRISIL Infrastructure Advisory from its inception in 1994 to its current status of leadership. Under his leadership, CRISIL Infrastructure Advisory did significant work in shaping policies for private sector participation in Infrastructure for State Governments, Government of India and numerous countries in the South African region.
During his stint as an Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of CRISIL, he was actively involved in transforming CRISIL from a monocline Rating Agency to its current position as India’s leading provider of Ratings, Research, Risk and Policy Advisory.
Mr. Joshi retired as MD & CEO of CRISIL Risk and Infrastructure Solutions Limited (CRIS Ltd) in the year 2009.
He was a member of the Pipeline Advisory Committee, a committee setup by the Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulator to advice on Gas pipeline issues.
Mr. Jairaj Purandare
Mr. Purandare is the Founder Chairman of JMP Advisors Pvt Ltd, a tax and consulting firm, based in Mumbai, India. He has over three decades of experience in tax and business advisory matters and is an authority on taxation. He was the Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers India (PwC) and Country Leader–Markets & Industries. He was earlier Chairman of Ernst & Young India ("EY").
Mr. Purandare was the Country Head of the Tax & Business Advisory practice of Andersen India, before joining EY.
Mr. Purandare has considerable experience on various issues in the Financial Services, Infrastructure, Power, Media, Pharma, Auto and Education sectors. He advises clients on investment proposals to regulatory authorities including the Foreign Investment Promotion Board and the Reserve Bank of India. In its report, World’s Leading Tax Advisors, International Tax Review (Euromoney) has named Mr. Purandare several times as among the leading Tax Advisors in India.
A frequent speaker at seminars in India and abroad, Mr. Purandare has presented several papers in areas of his expertise including international tax, transfer pricing, M&As, Indian Budget and Economy.