Grant Thornton ropes in Rajesh Tripathi to lead India Business Group

Accountancy and advisory services firm Grant Thornton LLP has appointed Rajesh Tripathi as the national leader of the firm’s recently launched India Business Group (IBG), based in Virginia in the US, the company said in a release.

The IBG is a collaborative initiative between the US and India member firms of Grant Thornton, offering services to US-based clients with, or planning, Indian activities and operations. The group will focus on growing Indian-based companies with investment in the US. Grant Thornton LLP is the US member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd.

Tripathi will lead a team of specialised subject matter experts from India and current and former US secondees to India.

Before joining Grant Thornton, Tripathi was a senior director in international corporate services at Alvarez & Marsal in Washington, where he advised US multinational companies on international tax cross-border issues. Prior to this, Tripathi spent two years on secondment with KMPG India, providing US international outbound/inbound tax advice to a diverse client base.

Tripathi, who began his career in international tax at Ernst & Young in Chicago, has around one-and-a-half decades of experience advising multinational clients on numerous Indian tax and business issues across various industries, including financial services, energy, private equity, real estate and technology.

He obtained a master of laws degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law, a bachelor of laws degree from Government Law College, Mumbai, and a bachelor of commerce degree in accounting from the University of Mumbai.

"Tripathi brings deep knowledge and experience of international business and tax issues to the firm, which will be integral to the group’s success. His addition and the formation of the IBG reinforce the firm’s commitment to the region as well as our strategy of offering dynamic collaboration and truly integrated global solutions to clients with activities and operations in leading growth economies," said Jason Ramey, national managing partner of International Client Services at Grant Thornton LLP.

(Edited by Joby Puthuparampil Johnson)

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