Executive Committee 2023-24


Sthanumurthy Viswanathan is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) with over 21 years of experience with various roles in Accounts, Audit & Finance with reputed companies in India and the Middle East.
Sthanumurthy has been a resident of Bahrain since 2007 and an active member of the BCICAI over the years.
He served in the Executive Committee of Bahrain Chapter of ICAI in 2015-16, 2017-18, the Joint Treasurer for the term 2018-19, Secretary for the term 2021-22 and Vice- Chairperson for the term 2022-23.
He is a voracious reader and likes philosophical books in particular.


Vivek Gupta is an active member of CA fraternity since the year 2012 and has a record of meritorious performance with achievement of All India Rank in Chartered Accountancy curriculum examinations. He became a qualified Chartered Accountant in the year 2016 and is a member of BCICAI since 2017. Besides being a Chartered Accountant, he holds a Bachelor's degree in the field of Commerce and is a CFA (USA).
With an overall work experience of more than 9 years, he has extensive experience in Risk Management and Financial Planning & Analysis with leading banks of India and Middle East (ICICI Bank Ltd., India, Kuwait Finance House B.S.C (c), Bahrain, Khaleeji Commercial Bank B.S.C, Bahrain). As part of professional competence, Vivek has managed to learn and implement skills in the fields of Financial Modelling, IFRS Compliance, Risk / Quantitative Analysis, Enhancement of Executive Management Reporting Processes, Capital Planning and Trend Forecasting.
He has served as part of BCICAI Executive Committee during the term of 2020 – 2021 and 2021 – 2022. During his association with BCICAI, he has been the treasurer and an active participant in the events and activities organized by the chapter. Being passionate about helping people change their lives in simplest and realistic way possible, he has an inclination towards promoting physical & mental fitness, dancing, athelitics and he is also a part of the BCICAI marathon team.


Arun Samuel Mathew is a member of BCICAI since 2017. He is a Senior Manager with BDO in Bahrain. Arun has over 12 years of experience in providing Internal Audit, Enterprise Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance and Corporate Governance services across multiple sectors as part of professional services firms including BDO, Deloitte and EY. Arun also holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce as well as Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Fraud Examiner. Arun is an avid reader, likes travelling and following football.


Proud to be an active member of Bahrain Chapter of ICAI and Treasurer for the year 2023-24 in addition to having held multiple roles in previous executive committees of BCICAI, and being an active member of ICAB Toastmasters Club under the patronage of BCICAI, wherein Clifford is in the Executive committee as President for the year 2023-24.

Clifford has been in Bahrain for 2 decades working in Asia Jewellers BSC (C ) as Finance Manager.


Jagadish is a Chartered Accountant, member of both ICAI and ICAEW, with over 20 years of experience in audit, accounts, and finance in the Middle East and India. He has been working as a Finance Manager in the oil & gas field since 2008. He is also a member of the ICAB Toastmasters. He is passionate about viewing the world through his camera lens. Gardening, music, and sports such as cricket, football, and tennis are among his interests.


Vinit Maroo is a Chartered Accountant with over 7 years of work experience in the banking sector, specializing in financial analysis, investment, and risk management, particularly in the areas of credit and liquidity. When he's not busy crunching numbers at Bahrain Credit, he can be found pursuing his passion for sports and quizzing, having won several accolades in both fields.

He was also a part of the BCICAI Executive Committee in 2020-2021, and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Rajasthan. In addition, he has completed certifications in Islamic banking, quantitative risk management, and real estate valuation from the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance.


Surendran Ramesh, currently employed as Finance Manager in Trafco Group, an FMCG conglomerate listed in Bahrain Bourse.

Fellow member in both the Chartered Accountant & Cost Accountant of India and a qualified Chartered Management Accountant (UK). He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Madras Christian College, Chennai-India.

He has over 15 years of experience in the Finance & Accounting profession, with a focus on manufacturing and FMCG industries. He has gained rich experiences in Financial Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis, Budgeting, Audits, Indirect Taxation, and Corporate Governance.


Buvana is Chartered Accountant, MBA graduate and IFRS certificate holder with more than 15 years of experience.

She is currently working with Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland- Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain). She has been working in the Education sector for more than 10 years and gained experience in the field of Auditing, Accounting, Risk Management, IFRS, MIS reporting.

She is a member of BCICAI since 2008 and has volunteered for Chapter events and been part of Subcommittee group. She is a keen reader and enthusiastic about gardening.


Rohit Rajendrakumar is a Chartered accountant with over 4 years of experience in finance and currently working in the Audit and Advisory department of KPMG Bahrain, he also has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce. He is currently providing audit services mainly to Investment funds and has audited diverse range of sectors including listed Banking, Manufacturing, Hospitality etc in India.

He was also an active participant in Southern India Chartered Accountants Students Association.

He is passionate and follows the stock market and sports in his free time.


CA Maragathavalli Ramachandran is a qualified Chartered Accountant, a Certified Internal Auditor (USA), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (USA), and a holder of Diploma in Information Systems Audit (ICAI) and a Certificate on concurrent audit of Banks (ICAI).

She has expertise and experience of over 19 years, both in the industry and in professional practice in various sectors including Education, Automobile, Metals and Mining, Specialty Chemicals, Biotechnology, Trading and Insurance Broking.

She is a senior partner at Maragathavalli & Associates, Chartered Accountants. She is a team player and a team leader and is interested in grooming and nurturing talents. She loves listening to music, reading and now, has a newfound interest in gardening.


Arunkumar Rajagopalan is a Chartered Accountant with close to 10 years of hands-on industry experience. Arun started his career as a banker with ICICI Bank in India (SME -Credit & market risk department) and he worked with them for almost 3+ years.

Post his initial days of banking, he moved over to Middle east in 2015 as a Credit control manager in one of the reputable family business houses in the region. Over the years, he has elevated himself within the organization and he is currently heading the finance functions for the Trading, power rental & water division businesses in the group.

Arun has been resident of Bahrain since 2018 and he has been associated with Bahrain Chapter since then.

Arun is also certified Lean and Six Sigma (Green Belt, from Anexa Europe) and in the pastime he actively indulges himself in various sporting activities.