Managing Committee

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 five 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 22 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.

ICAI Abu Dhabi Chapter

CA Shilpa Gautam Gandhi

Shilpa is a member of the Institute since 2000 and the Abu Dhabi Chapter since 2003. She worked in a multinational environment both in India and Abu Dhabi, with employers such as KPMG, Standard Chartered, HSBC, BNP Paribas, Mashreq Bank and GIC Consultants. She has held different job functions which have given her a thorough insight of the financial world and have led to broaden her horizon as a professional and an individual.

She has the leadership skills and a team player with a pragmatic approach. She believes that she brings with her lots of positive energy.

She has been part of the committee for last five years and has actively contributed towards the activities of the Chapter especially related to Sponsorships, Membership, Media, Student Affairs and last year as Treasurer. She strongly believes that she can continue to contribute significantly as a Committee member this year as well.

ICAI Abu Dhabi Chapter

CA Sapan Kumar Aggarwal

Sapan is an associate member of ICAI and associated with the Abu Dhabi Chapter for over 5 years. Presently working with Yahsat, wholly owned subsidiary of Mubadala, in finance operation department and at present actively involved in VAT compliances. Prior to this, he worked with NMDC & PKF, Abu Dhabi.

Apart from sports hobbies include compeering and related stuff.

Leader - Media and Student Affairs
ICAI Abu Dhabi Chapter

CA Amit Pasari

Amit is member of ICAI since 2005 and the Abu Dhabi Chapter since 2009. Amit has worked in a multinational environment with leading banks in India and UAE, such as ICICI Bank, Emirates NBD, National Bank of Abu Dhabi and currently working with Central Motors and Equipment, part of Al Fahim Group. He has held different job functions with strong cross-functional domain expertise gaining knowledge across automotive industry and various banking & financial products.

Amit has been part of the Chapter for last 8 years and have actively contributed towards the activities of the Chapter. In 2016 and 2017, he has served as a Sub Committee member and assisted the Leader Membership & Leader Communication respectively in fulfillment of all related duties. In previous years, he has volunteered his services for the Chapter especially during the Annual Seminars and PDCs as and when required.

Amit is a team player with a professional approach and a positive attitude and he strongly believes that he will be able to contribute significantly as a Committee member and earnestly requests all the members for their support and mandate to elect him as Committee member for the year 2018.

Leader - Website & Communication
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 - Professional Development
ICAI Abu Dhabi Chapter

CA John George

John is an associate member of ICAI and has over 15 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 a number of trainings programs and seminars for clients and employees. He is also a faculty on VAT with The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Dubai Branch, UAE.

Leader - Social
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.

Leader - Membership
ICAI Abu Dhabi Chapter

CA Krishnan Narayanan Venkat

Krishnan is a Chartered & Cost Accountant, been in this region for the last 18 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.

Managing the PDC team of ICAI Abu Dhabi Chapter, 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.