Ajay Lalvani is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and he holds a degree in Law from the Bombay University. He is also a member of the Bar Council.
Ajay has over three decades of experience in the field of taxation, and most of this experience was gained working with Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (1989- 2017). While at HUL, he moved steadily to head the tax function. His last position was Tax Director – South Asia with overall responsibility for India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Thereafter, in 2017 he moved to a global role within the tax function at Unilever as Vice President - Global Transfer Pricing.
During his long-standing tenure with Unilever, he gained extensive experience in tax planning for mergers and acquisitions, business restructuring, tax litigation and transfer pricing which included setting up of different tax advantaged business models, supply chain models, cost recovery models for intellectual property rights and centralized services, advance pricing arrangements. Prior to joining HUL he worked with the Mahindra group for three years. His desire to eventually have a tax practice of his own finally took shape in 2019.
He currently advises large corporates on matters involving international taxation, transfer pricing and litigation. He has served as an active member on the taxation committees of several prominent industry bodies over the last two decades.