Rajiv Memani

Chairman of the Global Emerging Markets Committee

In his role as Chairman of the Global Emerging Markets committee, Rajiv's responsibilities include connecting emerging markets with developed markets, ensuring that emerging markets' voice is considered in all key decisions, and recommending investment plans for the emerging markets. Rajiv is also the Chairman & Regional Managing Partner of the India Region, which includes Bangladesh. He is also a member of the Global Executive Board.

Previous experience

Rajiv joined EY in mid-1980s. He has worked in tax and assurance practice of EY India and in the Corporate Finance practice in Singapore.

In late 1990s, he established the market-leading Transaction Advisory practice of EY in India. In 2004, Rajiv was appointed as CEO and Country Managing Partner for India. Rajiv is active with many clients, principally with fast-growing Indian entrepreneurial organizations, private equity funds and global organizations establishing or expanding their presence in the country.

Rajiv has been a member of the Emerging Markets Committee since 2011. Working with the other Emerging Markets Regional Managing Partners, he has promoted strong collaboration between these markets, particularly in Advisory and M&A services in the Middle East, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Africa.

Credentials and community activities

Rajiv is a member of the National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in addition to being the Chairman of its National Committee on Tax.

In 2015, the government of India appointed Rajiv to the Ministry of Finance Committee to simplify the provisions of the Income Tax Act and the Ministry of Railways Advisory Body to modify the accounting system for tracking expenditure to desired outcomes.

Rajiv has also been instrumental in creating the EY Foundation in India and is the driving force behind its programs in education, environment, rural empowerment and micro-entrepreneurship for women.