Rajiv Memani

Chairman of India region
Chairman of Emerging Markets Committee

Rajiv Memani is Chairman and Region Managing Partner for the India Region of EY.

Rajiv is also a member of EY’s Global Executive Board and Chairman of EY’s Global Emerging Markets Committee. In his role as Chairman of EY’s Global Emerging Markets committee, Rajiv’s responsibilities include connecting emerging markets with developed markets as well as recommending investment plans for the emerging markets.

In India, EY has been independently recognized as the country’s leading professional services organization for over a decade. Rajiv is active with many clients, principally with fast-growing Indian entrepreneurial organizations, private equity funds and global organizations establishing/expanding their presence in India.

Previous experience

Rajiv joined EY in the mid-1980s and after working in Assurance and Tax, started the organization’s market-leading Corporate Finance (now Transactions) Practice in the late 90s. The EY Transactions Practice has been ranked as the #1 M&A Advisory on the Bloomberg for 14 consecutive years since 2004.

Rajiv did his training for Chartered Accountancy with an Indian member firm of Ernst & Young Global, subsequently joining the same organization.

Credentials and community activities

Rajiv is affiliated with a number of prominent business and industry associations, including the World Economic Forum’s New Asian Leaders. He 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. He is also the past President of the India Chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

He is also a member of two high-powered committees of the Government of India:

  • Ministry of Finance Committee to simplify the provisions of the Income tax Act under the Chairmanship of Justice Easwar (Retd.) and,
  • Ministry of Railways Advisory Body to modify system of accounting to ensure tracking of expenditure to desired outcomes

In 2016, Rajiv was appointed to the Board of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Sirmaur.

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.