Gajendra Maheshwari

Gajendra Maheshwari

Head of Taxation and Data Privacy

Gajendra holds a Master’s Degree in Law and is also a qualified Chartered Accountant from India and a member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. He has over 20 years of post-qualification experience in the field of litigation, advisory services and policy advocacy.

He has worked in the indirect tax team of a Big 4 accountancy firm for eight years and was involved in providing litigation and advisory services on corporate and tax issues to clients from the telecom, information technology, automobile, media, entertainment, financial services, oil and gas sectors.

In a prestigious World Bank project, he assisted the Ministry of Finance of The Peoples Republic of China in understanding Indirect Tax reforms in China. He was engaged by the World Bank Group as a Consultant to help them in Value Added Tax reforms being undertaken in the States of Bihar, Orissa and Rajasthan. The World Bank also engaged him in an international project concerning property tax reforms in Pakistan.

Gajendra is a regular faculty at seminars and courses on indirect taxes and other laws. Gajendra has also authored a draft book “Service Tax - A Practitioner’s Perspective” published by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Several reputable multinational and domestic companies regularly seek his opinion on issues concerning GST and other indirect taxes. He represents multinationals on tax issues before courts and other forums. Some key clients handled by Gajendra include: Samsung Data Systems, Oracle, Bharti Airtel, Siemens, Star TV.