Ajay Mehra

Non-Executive Chairman

KPMG in India

Ajay is non-executive Chairman of KPMG in India.

Ajay also leads the Tax - Markets and Strategy role of the India firm. He was responsible for increasing the practice coverage around clients, sectors and corridors and as part of his role has responsibility for working with the leadership in formulating and implementing strategy for the tax practice. He was also the lead Partner for conceptualising and establishing KPMG in India’s CoE, where he led the creation of a 500 seater facility. Ajay has oversight of the India firm’s Tax Technology and Skill Development agenda.

Ajay has spent close to a decade in senior positions in the Direct Tax practice and in Indirect Tax practice of leading professional services firms (Andersen, EY and BMR). This has given him a deep insight into tax and business issues faced by large corporates and has worked with leading businesses in India and overseas. Ajay has also worked on various projects with the government during the course of his professional career.

Professional and Industry Experience

Prior to joining KPMG in India in 2016, Ajay led the Mumbai indirect tax practice at BMR & Associates (a boutique tax services firm) where Ajay was a co-founding Partner. Ajay is ranked amongst leading indirect tax advisors in ITR's Indirect Tax Leaders Guide.


Areas of Expertise: Ajay has more than 30 years of experience in advising multinational and domestic companies across a range of industries on various issues including direct tax, indirect taxes and allied regulations.

  • Graduate in Commerce from University of Mumbai

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of India