Chengappa Ponnappa

Chengappa Ponnappa

Partner on Secondment, PwC US

Chengappa (Chengi) is a partner on secondment from India to the International Tax Services team with PwC in New York. As part of his responsibilities, Chengi leads the India Desk of the firm in New York.

Chengi has 14 years of experience in advising clients across several industries including Technology, Pharma, Financial Services, Manufacturing / Industrial Products and Healthcare. His clients have included large US, European and Asian based multinational companies.

His experience encompasses the field of Indian domestic and international tax, advising clients on corporate reorganisations including cross-border restructuring initiatives, devising entry strategies into India, structuring of investments and exits, mergers and acquisition strategies and due diligence reviews. He has significant experience in advising multinational companies on structuring of contractual arrangements from a tax and regulatory perspective, evaluation of tax holiday opportunities, structuring IP arrangements and devising cash repatriation strategies. He has also assisted several of his clients on litigation matters relating to Indian taxes, including representation before the Income-tax Appellate Tribunal in India.

Chengi is an Associate member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the Bangalore University. He is also a member of the Confederation of Indian Industries (Karnataka Economic Affairs and Taxation Panel).

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