17 August 2020 12:27:15 IST

EY India Chairman Rajiv Memani joins Krea University governing council

Emphasises direct industry involvement; says making quality higher eduction accessible is the vision

Krea University announced the appointment of Rajiv Memani, Chairman, CEO, EY India as a member of the governing council. Memani has over three decades of experience in the industry, advising fast-growing Indian entrepreneurial and global organisations establishing or expanding their presence in India and with private equity funds. Under his stewardship, EY has grown to be over a 50,000 people strong company in India and consistently been recognized as the country’s leading professional services organisation.

On joining Krea University as a governing council member, Memani said, “The industry has a pivotal role in advancing higher education through direct involvement in shaping the future generation of graduates. I am honoured to be a part of Krea University's vision to re-imagine education for the 21st century and align with their efforts to make quality higher education equitable and accessible.”

Rajiv is associated with prominent business and industry associations. He is a member of the National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in addition to being the Chairman of its National Committee on Tax. He has been appointed in several high-powered Government of India committees, including the most recent, Ministry of Finance taskforce that drafted a new Direct Tax Code in 2019.

Besides being the driving force behind EY Foundation for the last 15 years, in his personal capacity, Rajiv has been a Board member of the IIM, Sirmaur, a premier institute of management education and research, since 2017. He also serves as a Trustee on the board of Him Jyoti School, Dehradun that provides free of cost, quality education to under-privileged girls from rural Uttarakhand.

Kapil Viswanathan, President of Krea University’s sponsoring body, and the Vice-Chairman of Krea University’s Executive Committee, said, “Krea University is delighted to have the support and guidance of Rajiv Memani as a member of the Governing Council. Rajiv’s wide business experience, coupled with his passion to contribute to society through building educational institutions, will stand the university in great stead.”

Other members of Krea University’s governing council include N Vaghul, Anand Mahindra, Raghuram Rajan, Kiran Shaw and Sajjan Jindal.