Jehil Thakkar

Partner and Head, Media and Entertainment

KPMG in India

Jehil has over 15 years of management consulting experience and has worked with clients both in the U.S. and in India. He has worked on strategy, operations business planning and due diligence engagements for film, television, publishing, cable and satellite, music, digital media, and advertising companies. Jehil also leads KPMG in India’s knowledge partnership with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) on publishing the KPMG – FICCI Frames annual report on the media and entertainment industry. 

Prior to joining the India firm, he was with KPMG in the U.S. for 10 years. Jehil was a part of the firm’s digital media incubator in Los Angeles where he worked with start-ups and entrepreneurial growth companies on business planning, financing, marketing and operations. He was also part of the International Distribution team at 20th Century Fox, and worked towards strategic planning at Dreamworks SKG. He had also co-founded a business weekly and a television production company in Mumbai.


Areas of expertise

Strategy and operations, project management office (PMO), business planning, cost management, revenue enhancement, marketing and international expansion.


Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor in Commerce, Sydenham college of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Anderson School, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), with a focus on entertainment

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