Executive Committee 2017-18


Phone : +973 39276481, Email : udayshanbhag7@gmail.com

Uday is a qualified Chartered Accountant, having 20 years of work experience in the field of Audit, Finance and administration. Currently he is working with Zayani Group Companies, as Financial Controller. He is closely associated and actively involved in chapter activities. He has held the positions such as Vice Chairperson, Treasurer, Joint secretary and Internal Auditor in the past executive committee of BCICAI. Uday is also a past president of ICAB Toastmasters Club. Apart from his professional interest, he has held executive positions of Indian club. He is also good sports person.


Phone : +973 39624908, Email : sridhar@trafco.com

CA Sridhar started his career in the Bombay Stock Exchange with a share broker in 1990. He moved to Bahrain in 1994 to join the FMCG conglomerate Trafco Group and was elevated as the Group CFO. Currently he is the Group CEO with his 22 years stint.

Sridhar had been in the executive committee of BCICAI as Joint Secretary and Treasurer. He is a senior toastmaster, founder member and past-president of ICAB (Indian Chartered Accountants Bahrain) Toastmasters Club. He is a voracious reader and writes various non-fictional articles in Facebook. Furthermore, he is an artist with a keen interest in pencil sketches, charcoal drawings and water color paintings and has made an art gallery in his house with his creations including the sketches of various celebrities.

Sridhar's wife Usha is an IT professional, teaching in the university. His elder son is a Chartered Accountant and the younger is also pursuing CA course in India.


Phone : +973 32265451, Email : santhoshtv@gmail.com

Santhosh is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Certified ERP Consultant both in Supply Chain and in Finance domain. He has many years' experience in Oracle ERP implementation in different industries like Banking, Chemical, Automobile, Engineering, Construction, etc.
Santhosh is currently working with Ebrahim K. Kanoo WLL as Manager, ERP Audit. A new domain and innovative work profile. Before joining E.K. Kanoo, he was working with US MNC's like IBM, KPMG and Oracle.
He held the position of President of ICAB Toastmasters Club for the Year 2016-17. He is closely associated with many other social organizations in Bahrain.


Phone : +973 33221229, Email : treasurer.bcicai@gmail.com

CA Maheshkumar is an active member of the Chapter since 2005. He has served as Executive Committee Member, in earlier two terms, first as Joint Treasurer (2014-15) and then as Secretary (2015-16). As member of the team, he has been contributing to the overall Brand Development of the profession and creating more awareness about the qualification in Bahrain. He believes that all that he has achieved, both in his professional and personal life is largely because of this profession and he immensely credits, his Parents for letting him choose this path. He started his professional career in Bahrain as a Senior Auditor with BDO and since then has held several positions with various organizations and currently working as CFO of a real estate development company. His personal possessions in Bahrain are, his Chartered Accountant spouse, his four year old son and the many well-wishers and close friends. He believes and firmly practices "Live and let Live" approach to life.


Phone : +973 38340026, Email : rao.raman03@gmail.com

Venkata Ramana Badida is a Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He has over 10 years of experience in Audit and Finance management in India, UAE and Bahrain. Venkata Ramana has worked with Big 4 accounting firms Deloitte & KPMG. Presently employed with Bahrain Kuwait Insurance as a Senior manager in Accounts Dept. He is experienced in conducting Internal/ Statutory/ SOX/ IT assignments in industries like General Insurance, Manufacturing, Trading and Construction companies. Venkata specialises in reporting on internal control issues, designing and implementation of controls, and risk assessment of Insurance and construction companies. He is proficient in conducting systems walk through and test of manual and automated controls in different IT Environments.


Phone : +973 39590971, Email : palanica@rediffmail.com

Palanisamy, a Chartered Accountant, also a professionally qualified Company Secretary from India. Palani secured 5th rank in all-over India in the CS Intermediate exam. With more than 13 years of work experience in Accounts & Finance, Palani has worked for ICICI Bank and Dadabhai Group of companies earlier. Since 2009, he is working with Trafco Group B.S.C positioned as the Finance Manager. He is also a very active member of ICAB Toastmasters club. He served as an ExCom member of BCICAI for the year 2016-2017.


Phone : +973 33829882, Email : mayank.tharad@gmail.com

Mayank Tharad is a Chartered Accountant and Qualified CIMA, hailing from Kolkata, India. Mayank works as the CFO of Nuetel Communications in Bahrain since 2014. Mayank worked previously with ITC Ltd and Ernst & Young in India earlier. Mayank is looking forward to, closely interact with the registered members of the CA fraternity, with the objective of working together in expanding their presence and relevance in Bahrain. He served as an ExCom member of BCICAI for the year 2016-2017.


Phone : +973 34083081, Email : v.sthanu@gmail.com

Sthanumurthy Viswanathan, a Chartered Accountant and also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)with over 16 years of experience with various roles in Accounts, Audit & Finance with reputed companies in India and the Middle East. He is presently working with National Motor Company as a Manager in the Finance Department. Sthanumurthy is avoracious reader and likes philosophical books in particular. He served as an ExCom member of BCICAI for the year 2015-2016.


Phone : +973 36394153, Email : shubhashree.sundaram@gmail.com

Shubhashree is a Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant, Diploma Holder in IFRS and holds a PG Certificate in International Management (University of Liverpool, UK). She has more than 15 years of experience in Finance and Accounts. Shubhashree has worked with ITC Ltd, Pricewaterhouse, Effem India (Mars Inc), Ernst & Young. Presently working with a private company in Bahrain. She was instrumental and part of the women's BCICAI team which initiated separate CPE programs for women members in Bahrain in 2015. She is also an active Toastmaster and has assisted in organizing events


Phone : +973 36156522, Email : ankur.lalaji@gmail.com

Ankur, a qualified Chartered Accountant and part of the banking industry, has more than 18 years of work experience, primarily in Corporate/International Banking Department in area of developing new business in international markets within GCC as well as Asia. Ankur has worked with Indian banks (ICICI Bank) as well as International/Regional banks (Standard Chartered Bank, ABN AMRO Bank, Bank of Bahrain & Kuwait). He is currently working as Senior Manager - Corporate & Institutional Banking with Arab Bank plc which is one of oldest regional banks. Ankur is a voracious reader and loves outdoor sports.


Phone : +973 36343315, Email : bv2020in@gmail.com

Venkateswarlu Bathini is a member of the ICAI since 2002 and he is a rank holder in CA intermediate. Venkat also holds a Diploma in Information System Audit (DISA) of ICAI. He is also Chartered Financial Analyst and member of CFA institute since 2016. Presently employed with Private Investment company as Financial Controller and well versed with various investment classes of Equity, Private equity, Real Estate and hedge funds, Interest Rate Swaps and analysis of Investment Portfolios, Rebalancing etc. He is also active member of ICAB Toastmasters Club.