Jai Patel

Partner, India Business Practice

KPMG Australia

Jai leads KPMG’s India Business practice, facilitating cross-border transactions and building bilateral commercial relationships between Australia and India.

He helps inbound Indian businesses establish and navigate tax and regulatory issues and implement their growth strategies in Australia and works closely with KPMG in India to assist Australian businesses accessing the Indian market. As a conduit to KPMG’s extensive national and global resources, Jai is our central point of contact for clients to approach with business issues, and for assistance in capitalising on opportunities in the Australia-India Corridor.

Jai has longstanding relationships with Australian and Indian federal and state government departments relevant to the Australia-India corridor. He has been instrumental in the development of India strategies and involved in numerous government and business delegations, as well as bilateral business forums both in Australia and India.

Passionate about Australia’s Indian diaspora, Jai works with Indian-origin startup founders and small and medium-sized enterprises across the country helping them achieve their commercial objectives both domestically and overseas.

In 2023, Jai was appointed Australia Country Head for Indiaspora.


Areas of expertise include:

  • market entry strategy
  • transaction negotiation
  • financial & tax due diligence
  • deal completion
  • tax structuring
  • audit, tax and regulatory compliance
  • global mobility.