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Prashant Deshpande

Deloitte India

Indiabulls Finance Centre, 28th Floor, Tower 3 Senapati Bapat Marg, Elphinstone Mill Compound Elphinstone (W),

Mumbai – 400 013

India

Tel: +91 (22) 6185 4220

Email: pradeshpande@deloitte.com

Website: www.deloitte.com

Prashant Deshpande heads the Indirect Tax practice at Deloitte India. He has 33 years of post-qualification experience.

Prashant helps clients deal with complex indirect tax laws and has a deep level of local expertise aligned to business perspectives and commercial needs. Prashant focuses on understanding business transactions in order to cater to the unique indirect tax issues faced in different industries including sunrise industries which have no legal precedents to follow. Prashant has served a wide spectrum of clients on the structuring of transactions, supply chains and business processes to optimise indirect tax incidence. He has also assisted clients with tax compliance and has provided litigation support.

Prashant is at the forefront of tax reforms including the proposed goods and services tax (GST) and has helped clients plan their business strategy as well as participating in several debates over the manner of introduction of reforms.

Under Prashant's leadership, the Indirect Tax team of Deloitte India has grown and is now comprised of experienced professionals spread across nine locations. The key strength of the practice is the professional knowledge and experience of its people and the processes being put in place for achieving efficiency in service delivery. The team provides meaningful solutions that are practical to implement in areas relating to supply chain tax optimisation, tax controversy management and transaction structuring through established and risk mitigated processes. Internal tools, processes and training have helped in efficiency and quality of service delivery. The practice prides itself on deep client relationships developed through a proactive approach of alerting them to changes, and analysing their implications.

The key differentiator for the practice is the Deloitte GetSeT, an approach that is inclusive yet modular, to assist clients in GST readiness.

Prashant has been named a leading tax adviser by International Tax Review (ITR) World Tax 2012 and 2013.

Prashant is a chartered accountant and company secretary. He earned a bachelor's degree and degree in law from the University of Mumbai.

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MS Mani

Deloitte India

Indiabulls Finance Centre, 28th Floor, Tower 3 Senapati Bapat Marg, Elphinstone Mill Compound Elphinstone (W),

Mumbai – 400 013,

India

Tel: +91 22 61854210

Email: msmani@deloitte.com

Website: www.deloitte.com

MS Mani, Deloitte India, has more than 26 years of post-qualification experience, of which 14 years were in industry and 12 years have been in indirect tax consulting. He deals with indirect tax issues across a variety of sectors such as financial services, infrastructure, technology, manufacturing and consumer business. He has experience in handling both VAT/GST and customs and global trade matters.

He is based out of Mumbai and is a key member of the Asia Pacific indirect tax team, a group comprised of the indirect tax teams of Deloitte member firms in AP and a highly specialised, experienced, and integrated group bringing global and Asia Pacific expertise to clients.

He has assisted several multinational entities in their indirect tax planning and structuring in India from the inception stage. He handles compliance, advisory and litigation matters on an ongoing basis and interacts with tax authorities on a regular basis. He has also worked on various tax technology projects including ERP implementation projects and Sabrix/Vertex tools.

Mani has been recognised by International Tax Review as one of India's leading indirect tax advisers. He is a regular speaker at seminars and workshops and is actively involved with various training and knowledge management initiatives. In addition, Mani has contributed to several publications on indirect tax matters.

Mani has a master's degree in commerce and is qualified as a company secretary (CS) and cost and management accountant (CMA).

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Muralidharan Ramaratnam

Deloitte India

Gurgaon

India

Mobile: +91 9818649617

Email: rmuralidhar@deloitte.com

Muralidharan Ramaratnam is a senior director at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Private Limited in the indirect tax group. Muralidharan has a post-qualification experience of 35 years including 20 years of specialisation in indirect tax matters. He has extensively worked in the area of indirect tax both in industry and in tax consulting.

Muralidharan has worked in different areas of indirect tax which include contract structuring from an indirect tax optimisation standpoint, conducting diagnostic reviews of the operations of corporates from indirect taxes perspective, and bid advisory. Muralidharan regularly appears before the adjudicating and appellate indirect tax forums to defend litigation matters of clients.

Muralidharan interfaces with the Central Board of Excise and Customs and various Commissionerates to resolve the indirect tax issues of clients, and has also made several presentations on customs, service tax and VAT, in trade chambers like the American Chamber of Commerce, PhD Chamber of Commerce, and so on. He is also a frequent participant on indirect tax issues on national television.

Muralidharan has engaged with the state VAT Authorities during VAT implementation and has also presented at various forums on VAT transition issues and policy matters. Muralidharan, in the year 2009-2010, also assisted the Punjab government on conducting VAT audits and identification of VAT augmentation measures.

Muralidharan has a bachelor's degree in commerce and holds a law degree from Delhi University. He is also a cost and management accountant.

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Saloni Roy

Deloitte India

7th Floor, Building 10

Tower B DLF Cyber City Complex

DLF City Phase II

Gurgaon – 122 022

Haryana

India

Tel: +91 124 679 2910

Email: saloniroy@deloitte.com

Website: www.deloitte.com

Saloni Roy is a senior director at Deloitte India's Gurgaon office, specialising in indirect taxes. She has more than 20 years' experience in tax and regulatory matters.

Saloni has dealt with matters pertaining to VAT, service tax, central excise duty, customs duty and foreign trade policy. Her specialties are advising clients on tax implications, structuring of transactions for tax optimisation, implementation, and representation before tax authorities as well as litigation.

Saloni advises various multinational organisations and Indian companies across a range of industries. She has been involved in handling issues for clients in aviation, aerospace and defence, oil and gas, infrastructure, retail, telecom and information technology.

Saloni has also worked closely with government authorities. She has been associated with the Service Tax Expert Committee set up on service tax reforms.

Saloni has a degree in economics from Madras University and law degree from Delhi University. She is also associated with various chambers of commerce. She frequently contributes articles to financial dailies.

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Krupa Venkatesh

Deloitte India

Deloitte Centre

Anchorage II, #100/2

Bangalore

Karnataka 560025

India

Tel: +91 80 6627 6124

Email: krvenkatesh@deloitte.com

Website: www.deloitte.com

Krupa Venkatesh is a Deloitte India senior director, working in the indirect tax team. She is based in Bangalore and is responsible for both the Bangalore and Chennai indirect tax practices of Deloitte India. Krupa was one of the first professionals to join the indirect tax team, joining in 2001. Krupa was employed by the Government of India in the Customs and Central Excise Department for 10 years before joining Deloitte India.

Krupa serves Indian and multinational clients. She has assisted with contract and transaction structuring, planning reviews and compliance reviews.

Krupa has presented at several seminars organised by various trade bodies. She is a guest faculty member at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and the Administrative College of India, Hyderabad. She is a member of the Indirect Taxes Committee and the Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

Krupa received her bachelor's in commerce from Bangalore University. She is an associate member of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India and a graduate of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. She is a member of the Indirect Taxes Committee of the Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce and ASSOCHAM, Southern Chapter.

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Udayan Choksi

Dhruva Vox

Santosh Dalvi

KPMG

Rajeev Dimri

BMR Advisors, Taxand India

Pratik Jain

KPMG

Mahesh Jaising

BMR Advisors, Taxand India

Nihal Kothari

Khaitan & Co

S Madhavan

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Malini Mallikarjun

BMR Advisors, Taxand India

Ajay Mehra

BMR Advisors, Taxand India

Sachin Menon

KPMG

Vivek Mishra

PwC

Satya Poddar

EY

Harishanker Subramaniam

EY

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EY

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