Managing Committee


Chairman
ICAI Abu Dhabi Chapter

CA Aashish Prakash Bhandari

Aashish is an Associate Member of ICAI since 2005, MBA (Finance) from Rajasthan University, Jaipur and CMA from IMA, USA. He served on various committees and sub-committees of the Chapter since 2006 before being in Executive Committee as a Treasurer in 2013. Last year he served the Chapter as Vice Chairman. He is working with Abu Dhabi Investment Authority as Specialist - Corporate Actions in their Operations Department.

He wants to be a part of this Chapter and use his experience of last 11 years in the committee to take the Chapter to new heights. Though his main areas of focus would be to increase Membership base and provide exceptional Professional Development events but he will fully commit himself for the benefit of members and their families.

He thinks himself as a team player and would serve the Chapter as a dedicated committee member.


Vice Chairman
ICAI Abu Dhabi Chapter

CA Neeraj Ritolia

Neeraj is an associate member of the ICAI since 1996 and has been part of the Committee of last six years. He has also served in the Executive Committee of ICAI Doha Chapter as Treasurer and Secretary. He is CFO at Oldendorff Carriers Transshipment, and has over 23 years of post-qualification experience in the profession.

He believes in giving back to the society and therefore intends to continue and remain committed to be the part of the Abu Dhabi Chapter committee


Secretary
ICAI Abu Dhabi Chapter

CA John George

John is an associate member of ICAI and has over 17 years of post-qualification experience in India and Middle East.

He presently works with Emirates Business Group as Group Financial Controller. Prior to this, he was with Baker Tilly Middle East, Unibeton Readymix (Al Fara’a Group) and K S Aiyar & Co (then part of Grant Thornton).

He has served in committee and sub-committees and actively involved in various activities of ICAI Abu Dhabi Chapter.

John has conducted several trainings programs and seminars for clients and employees on VAT, IFRS etc.

He is also a faculty on VAT with The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Dubai Branch, UAE.


Treasurer
ICAI Abu Dhabi Chapter

CA Krishnan Narayanan Venkat

Krishnan is a Chartered & Cost Accountant, been in this region for the last 20 Years. At present he is working as Finance Manager in Royal Jet (VIP Charter Airline).

It has always been his passion to explore newer areas of professional work and he personally finds it satisfying dealing with newer challenges cause it enables him discover the professional in him.

Actively involved with the Chapter on various roles for the last 3 years , he strongly believes he has done his duties with sincerity and passion and fulfilled the expectations of the Chapter. He look forward to serve once again by joining hands with each one of you in building a great professional network and take our profession forward with reverence and commitment.

He is a Passionate Toast Master and associated as a mentor for Gavliers Club in upbringing youngsters to remove the fear of public speaking and improve their leadership and communication skills.

He is a believer of the phrase “Opportunities are created”, hence coming together as professionals help us create a synergy of knowledge and professional development that will benefit our fraternity at large.


Leader - Membership
ICAI Abu Dhabi Chapter

CA Priyanka Birla

Priyanka is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a finance professional having worked in various domains across finance with multinational organisations including KPMG, Schlumberger. A dynamic and versatile individual ventured into entrepreneurship and heading region’s Super brand Consulting & Advisory firm – NIMAI in Abu Dhabi since 2017.

She is a yoga enthusiast and passionate toastmaster by vocation and an avid seeker and learner on personal front.

She is a member of the Managing Committee of Abu Dhabi chapter since 2017 and has been instrumental in organising and managing the professional development events of the chapter including women’s seminar and chapter’s annual seminar. She is also the current secretary of Millennium Toastmasters Club.

She enthusiastically participates in various charitable and CSR initiatives and has been recognised for her efforts by the Embassy of India in Abu Dhabi and other professional associations.

She was featured as one of the Top 13 Women Achievers in UAE on a Television Series on B4U plus channel which showcased her success story to motivate other women in the region.

She strongly believes that if one carries the right attitude and strong determination, there is nothing that is beyond the reach. She is passionately continuing her commitment and efforts in achieving greater success and excellence for the chapter.


Leader - Media and Student Affairs
ICAI Abu Dhabi Chapter

CA Rajiv Ravindra Datar

Rajiv is a member of ICAI and started his career in UAE in 2006 through an audit firm. After that he worked with Landmark Group as Corporate Finance Manager, with a European Group as a Finance Controller and currently working with ACTVET, Authority under Govt. of Abu Dhabi.

He believes that he is a hard worker and determined person. He enjoys keeping himself busy and put sincere efforts in his tasks. He enjoys working with others and also able to work unsupervised. He has excellent communication and public relation skills.

While in India, he worked closely with Pune branch office of ICAI in organizing various seminars and conferences. He always keep positive attitude towards life and like to participate in the activities of ICAI Abu Dhabi Chapter


Leader - Social
ICAI Abu Dhabi Chapter

CA Anand Gupta

Anand is an associate member of ICAI. He is also a qualified CFA (US) and CISA. He is in the GCC region for last 14 years and worked in UAE – Dubai, Bahrain, Qatar and currently in UAE – Abu Dhabi for last two years. He worked with KPMG, Ernst & Young, Elan holdings (Qatar), Allianz Insurance etc.

Anand volunteered EIRC from 1996-1998 when he was a CA student and volunteered for ICAI ready reckoner, Annual events and CA functions in EIRC Region.

Anand was the member of executive committee of Bahrain Chapter of ICAI for around one and half year during 2006 to 2008. He also volunteered in Dubai Chapter and Doha Chapter looking after professional events, meet and greet delegates, supporting Treasury activities etc.

Anand has Passion to meet people, develop networking, help each other and serve the society and professional community. He believes that he can contribute in identifying the prospective speakers, increasing the membership base of the chapter, and work with the team to enhance brand ICAI Abu Dhabi Chapter.


Leader - Website & Communication
ICAI Abu Dhabi Chapter

CA Ajay Singhvi

Ajay is an associate member of ICAI and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA-UK). He is an active member of Abu Dhabi Chapter since 2002.

Currently he is working with CERT, Abu Dhabi as Group Financial Controller. Prior to this, he worked as a Financial Controller with ZADCO for 4 years and Corporate Finance Manager with Al Mansoori Specialized Engineering for 13 years. He is having more than 20 years of post-qualification experience in the areas of Project Management, Financial Management, Corporate Finance & Accounting and Audits.

During 2003-2004, Ajay was Treasurer of Al Jazira Toastmasters Club and VP Education during the year 2005-2006. He is active member of the same toastmasters’ club.

He consider himself a hard worker and determined person and believes in his commitment to excellence, his ability in assuming strategic positions and contributing towards the success of the team goals.


Leader - Professional Development
ICAI Abu Dhabi Chapter

CA Rohit Dayma

Rohit Dayma is an associate member of ICAI and associated with Abu Dhabi Chapter since 2012. He worked with Aneja Associates (Mumbai, India) and PKF (Abu Dhabi, UAE) in past, and presently, working with a Canadian engineering consultancy company Hatch Pty Ltd as a Finance Manager.

He actively served for two consecutive years as sub-committee member of ICAI Abu Dhabi Chapter during the year 2016-17 and 2017-18. He was also associated with Western India Chartered Accountants Students Association (WICASA) during his Articlesphip tenure.

He strongly believes that it’s a right platform for professional networking and to contribute for the betterment of profession and fraternity at large.