India has moved past the key milestone of 150 crores vaccination jabs within a year. While the efforts towards getting more and more of the population vaccinated will continue (including children and booster doses for senior citizens), the focus now shifts to the North Block.
Whilst several businesses witnessed resilience and uptick in the economy in 2021, it is expected that the pandemic will soon enter into the endemic stage. This sets out the stage for growth and expansion of the Indian economy. Against this backdrop, the upcoming Union Budget 2022-23, which will be announced on February 1 2022, is expected to assume great significance in inking out the growth trajectory of the Indian economy.
With encouraging tax collections, Indian corporations are expecting some key announcements which will enable them to reset their growth agenda and also help stressed sectors recover. At the same time, managing fiscal prudence, balancing inflation targets, and public spending shall be an interesting convergence to watch out for.
Dhruva Advisors jointly with ITR and Taxsutra are hosting a webinar to discuss tax proposals and the impact on the Indian economy and businesses of various proposals announced in the Union Budget 2022-23.
The discussions will be led by Dinesh Kanabar - CEO of Dhruva Advisors, Sanjiv Mehta - Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Unilever Limited and President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), as well as other partners from Dhruva Advisors. The webinar will moderated by ITR's Prin Shasiharan.
Dinesh Kanabar is a stalwart in the tax industry and has been widely recognised by his peers as being among the top tax advisors in India. He was recently named as the winner of ITR’s Asia Tax Practice Leader of the Year award for 2020.
Prior to founding Dhruva Advisors, Dinesh held a series of leadership positions across several large professional service organisations in India. He was the deputy CEO of KPMG India, chairman of KPMG’s tax practice, deputy CEO of RSM & Co, and head of tax and regulatory at PwC.
Dinesh is a member of the National Executive Committee of FICCI and is currently a mentor of the FICCI Committee on Taxation. He has also worked with the government of India on several policy committees. He was a member of the Rangachary Committee constituted by the prime minister of India to deal with tax reforms in the information technology sector and for evolving safe harbour rules.
Sanjiv Mehta is the chairman and managing director of Hindustan Unilever Limited. He has led Unilever’s business in India and South Asia since October 2013, and has been with Unilever for nearly 28 years,
Sanjiv holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and is a chartered accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Sanjiv is a director on the board of the Indian School of Business, President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, a member of the Breach Candy Hospital Trust and the South Asia Advisory Board of Harvard Business School. He chairs Xynteo’s ‘Vikaasa’, a coalition of top Indian and multinational companies and co-chairs the advisory network to the high-level panel for a ‘sustainable ocean economy.’
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Prin Shasiharan drives thought leadership with global tax advisors for ITR’s insight projects, in addition to managing contributions from partner firms. He has hosted and moderated high-level events involving eminent tax practitioners. He also manages commercial collaborations for other Euromoney brands including The Deal, Managing IP and IFLR.
Prin has experience in tax compliance, financial crime and regulatory roles, and has previously worked for international organisations including the United Nations and the Council of Europe.
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