Gautam qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1987 and had stints with two leading accounting and tax consultancy firms, which was followed by a long association of over 12 years with an independent practice founded by him. He joined PwC as a Partner in September 2003, and since then has held various roles including leading the India Tax and Regulatory practice between July 2015 and December 2020, prior to which he was leading the Tax and Regulatory practice in Western India and the Financial Services’ Tax and Regulatory group. He was also the Asset Management Sector leader for PwC in India. He presently leads the PwC global relationship for one of India’s largest conglomerates.
Over the years, Gautam has been working with multinational and domestic clients across a wide spectrum of services and has varied experience of over 30 years spanning multiple sectors.
Gautam is presently a member of SEBI’s Alternative Investment Policy Advisory Committee as well as of a SEBI Working Group around REITs and InvITs. He is a Board member of the India Chapter of APREA, a regional Real Assets Industry Body and has been a member of the National Direct Tax Committee of the Confederation of Indian Industry. He was a member of the American Chamber of Commerce as well as of the Expert Advisory Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Gautam holds a postgraduate degree in law and financial management and is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.