Jai Basrur

  • Beachhead Advisor, New Zealand

Jai founded his own consulting firm, CGB Consulting Limited, providing independent corporate finance and strategic advice to businesses in New Zealand and overseas. Prior to CGB Consulting, he was a partner with Ernst & Young and a director with Stern Stewart & Co in Singapore.

Jai assists businesses in identifying value creating opportunities and developing appropriate strategies for realising such value. Jai has enabled businesses to grow and enhance their value by enhancing structure, developing new strategies, making them investment ready and leveraging intellectual property value. He focuses on developing common parameters and criteria, understanding, and commitment within businesses.

Jai has advised businesses in the food and beverage, consumer products, technology, software, infrastructure, manufacturing sectors. Jai has worked with leading corporates, start-up companies, central and local government organisations, listed and unlisted companies. He has previously held senior executive positions in the manufacturing, consumer product, trading and oil and gas sectors. Jai has worked with organisations in New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, South East Asia and India.

Jai has an undergraduate degree with Physics Honours; an MBA in Finance; is a Chartered Management Accountant; a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries, a CPA, a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand. Jai has published papers on valuation and has presented extensively on valuation, value based management and corporate finance subjects.

Advisory areas

Business modelling and business strategy development, organisation design, exit strategy, IP and intangible asset value realisation, valuation, capital structuring and financial strategy, profitability, performance and value improvement, incentive design, cost management and pricing strategies.

Sector experience

Agritech, Biotech, Beverages, Wine, Beer, Dairy, Energy/Utilities, Financial Services, ICT Services.


Jai has experience working in the Middle East, India, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.


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