BCICAI-Breakfast Event on 21st December 2018 (Friday) on Key Updates on VAT implementation UAE Experience & Supply Chain Digitization, Friday, 21-12-2018 08 : 30 AM, Venue : Park Regis Lotus Hotel Tent, Near to Al Najma Club, Juffair, Kingdom of Bahrain, Faculty : CA Girish Chand & Mr. Ashish Chakravarti , Fees : Nil, CPE Hours : 2 hours (TBC)  

Executive Committee 2018-19

CA. SRIDHAR SEETHAPATHY, CHAIRPERSON

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

CA Sridhar started his career in the Bombay Stock Exchange with a stock broking firm and moved to Bahrain in 1994 to join the FMCG conglomerate Trafco Group. With a long stint of 24 years currently he is the Group CEO of Trafco.

Sridhar has played active roles like Joint Secretary, twice as Treasurer and Vice Chairperson of BCICAI. He is a senior toastmaster, founder member and past-president of ICAB (Indian Chartered Accountants Bahrain) Toastmasters club. Further he is an artist with a keen interest in pencil sketches, charcoal drawings and water color paintings.

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

CA. MAHESHKUMAR NARAYAN, VICE-CHAIRPERSON

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

CA Maheshkumar is an active member of the Chapter since 2005. He has served as Executive Committee Member, in earlier three terms, as Treasurer (2017-18), Secretary (2015-16) and as Joint Treasurer (2014-15). 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 two sons and the many well-wishers and close friends. He believes and firmly practices "Live and let Live" approach to life.

CA. SHUBHASHREE S, SECRETARY

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 16 years of experience in Finance and Accounts. Shubhashree has worked with ITC Ltd, Pricewaterhouse, Effem India (Mars Inc), Ernst & Young. She is presently working with a private company in Bahrain. She served as an ExCom member of BCICAI for the year 2017-18. 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 many events.

CA JAIDEEP RANA, TREASURER

Phone : +973 33405010, Email : jaideeprana2001@yahoo.com

FCA Jaideep Rana is an active member of the Chapter since 2007. He has served as Executive Committee Member "2008-2009".He is a blend of finance and management skill to deliver quality within the given resources. He has held different roles as Auditor, Advisor, Consultant, Board Secretary, Accounting Manager and CFO for Local and International organizations. He has been employed in private and government sector and also has had an on hand experience of CA private practice. He is member & alumni of IIM Ahmedabad, Strathclyde Business School, CIMA, CPA Australia, NSE academy, Symbiosis. Currently Serving for BIBF, he has worked with Gulf Techics (a unit of Mumtalakat Bahrain), Arcapita Bank (Real Estate SBU), KPMG, Rana Jaideep & Associates and Him Group of companies.

CA STHANUMURTHY VISWANATHAN, Jt. SECRETARY

Phone : +973 34083081, Email : jtsecretary.bcicai1819@gmail.com

Sthanumurthy Viswanathan, a Chartered Accountant and also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) with over 17 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 a voracious reader and likes philosophical books in particular. He served as an ExCom member of BCICAI for the years 2015-2016 & 2017-18.

CA. AJAY KUMAR, Jt.TREASURER

Phone : +973 39980232, Email : ajaykckn@gmail.com

Ajay qualified in 2000 and is a member of the BCICAI since 2007. He is currently the Head of Regional Compliance and Company Secretary for AXA Insurance for the Middle Eastern Region. He has over 20 years of work experience. He has managed a variety of topics such as Compliance, Financial Crime, Data Privacy, Accounting, Treasury, Tax, Audit, IPO and Corporate Governance. He has worked in various industries (Petroleum, agri-products, shipping and Financial Services) and countries (India, Ivory Coast, Singapore, Oman, France and Spain).

Besides his CA, he holds B.Com from M.G. University, Diploma in Insurance and Risk Management from ICAI (securing All India 2nd rank) and Award in Insurance from CII, UK. He is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) and Certified Insurance Supervisor (AFIRC).

Ajay is an active sportsman playing in the cricket league in Bahrain (part of winning team at the Inaugural Bahrain Premier League in 2018). He is also a volunteer for the AXA Hearts in Action which organizes Corporate Responsibility events.

CA. BHAVIN DELIWALA, EXCOM MEMBER

Phone : +973 36006648, Email : deliwalabhavin@yahoo.co.in

Bhavin is a finance professional with over 13 years of experience in Private Banking, Corporate Banking and Retail credit. He is a Chartered Accountant from May 2004 batch. By qualification he is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Financial Risk Manager (FRM). He is currently working as Head of Private Banking for ICICI Bank Bahrain.

For over 10 years he has contributed a section titled "Yuva Times" in an Indian magazine called "Divya Dhwani'". "Yuva Times" intends to promote cultural, family, social, moral and patriotic values amongst new generation youngsters. It has a reach of close to 5000 families globally. He has actively participated in blood donation camps, social service camps and cultural events. He was nominated as a Sub Group Member of "Financial Market & Investor Protection Committee" of WIRC for the year 2017-18.

CA. GARVITA SHRIVASTAVA, EXCOM MEMBER

Phone : +973 36046382, Email : cagarvita9@gmail.com

Garvita Shrivastava is a Chartered Accountant and also holds an MBA degree. She has worked with Axis Bank, India's third largest private sector bank, Corporate Office, Mumbai. Presently, she is working with one of the Bahrain's premier business groups Ahmed Mansoor Al Aali Group. She has been closely associated and actively involved in organizing chapter events.

She was adjudged as the Best Speaker in International Speech contest in the Speech craft program 2018 organized by BCICAI in partnership with ICAB Toastmasters. She has keen interest in writing non-fictional articles, one of them published in BCICAI 9TH Annual International Conference, 2017 souvenir. Her spouse is also a qualified Chartered Accountant, an active member of BCICAI. She is a firm believer of the following quote: "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much"- Helen Keller

CA. SUNITA GUPTA, EXCOM MEMBER

Phone : +973 39637295, Email : sunitamor@hotmail.com

CA Sunita Gupta is a Fellow Chartered Accountant Qualified in 1998. Also holds the Certificate in banking risk and regulation from GARP USA and Cert CII from Chartered Insurance Institute UK. Also a rank holder in the CA foundation and Intermediate exams of ICAI. She has vast experience ranging from Audit, Finance, taxation and reporting including last 10 years in Bahrain with Society Generale Bank and Arabia Insurance Bahrain. At present Sunita is heading the advisory division in Global Risk Partners (Crescent Consultants). Sunita has been an active member of BCICAI and the women's BCICAI team. Sunita has participated as a volunteer in various events of BCICAI.

CA. CHETAN DONGRA, EXCOM MEMBER

Phone : +973 36051141, Email : chetandongra@gmail.com

Chetan has been with the GFH Financial Group since 2011. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is Senior Director in Infrastructure Development and in-charge of investments of GFH Properties. He is responsible for overall financial elements of existing large Infrastructure investment projects of Group's business, including financial management, structuring, and financial plans. He is also in charge of evaluating, managing, planning, leveraging the Real Estate development projects of GFH Properties to ensure that the Company's investments are performing at optimal levels with a special focus on the regional projects. His experience covers both emerging and developed markets, including the MENA region, GCC, and India. He has over 17 years of experience and worked at senior positions in several industries in Real Estate, Financial Consultant, Hospitality, Manufacturing, and Banks.

CA. SANDEEP SHAH, EXCOM MEMBER

Phone : +973 39830446, Email : shahsdp@yahoo.com

Sandeep Shah, a qualified Chartered Accountant with more than 10 years of rich and extensive experience in Internal Audit, Statutory Audit, Compliance, Tax Audit of varied industries. He is currently working with Amex Middle East BSC, Bahrain in Compliance since 2014. Sandeep worked previously with Ernst & Young Bahrain and PWC India. He served as an ExCom member of BCICAI for the year 2011-12 and Lions club Kekri-Rajasthan in 207-2008. Sandeep loves outdoor and indoor sports including Cricket, Badminton and Tennis.