New Head of Tax at KPMG India will be Hitesh D Gajaria


KPMG India has announced the appointment of Hitesh D Gajaria as Head of Tax, effective 1 April 2018. Hitesh will succeed Girish Vanvari who has decided to embark on an entrepreneurial journey.

Arun Kumar, CEO and Chairman, KPMG in India said: “This is a bitter sweet moment for KPMG India and for me personally. Girish has been a strong leader of our vibrant Tax practice which has grown under his guidance. I have personally worked with Girish for several years and admire his integrity and his passion to serve clients with quality advice, displaying values we prize at KPMG. While we will miss him, I applaud Girish’s yearning to be an entrepreneur. And I know that Girish will always be a part of KPMG.

“I am excited about the appointment of Hitesh who has worked closely with Girish for over a decade. Hitesh is highly respected by industry leaders and by our partners and professionals. I have no doubt he will continue the growth journey of our Tax practice which is integral to KPMG India’s strategy.”

Girish Vanvari said: “I have had a fulfilling innings at KPMG India and was fortunate to be a part of a dynamic team. However, my entrepreneurial urge is strong and I felt this is the time for me to start my own venture. I wish KPMG and its people, who I admire greatly, every success“

Speaking on his new role, Hitesh D Gajaria said: “I feel honoured that the Firm has entrusted me with the responsibility of leading the practice. My focus will be to continue building on the strong foundation that has been established to date and to work with the leadership team to further advance the journey of our Tax services in being strategic partners to our clients.”

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