Chairman's Message

CA Ashish Bhandari

Aashish is an Associate Member of The ICAI (New Delhi), MBA (Finance) from Rajasthan University, Jaipur and CMA from IMA, USA. He has served on various committees and sub committees of the Chapter since 2006 before being in ExCom as a Treasurer in 2013. Ashish is Senior Analyst with Abu Dhabi Investment Authority in their Operations Department.

Dear Members,


It gives me a sense of great pride and honour to be chosen as the 15th Chairman of our Chapter at the 33rd Annual General Meeting held on 27th February 2018. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my immediate predecessor CA Sureshji Panwar under whose Chairmanship the Chapter had a wonderful year and saw many new initiatives taking shape. I also like to thank you all from bottom of my heart for giving me an opportunity to serve the Chapter.

The standards at the Chapter have been continually raised high which by all the previous Chairmen and their committees. Our endeavor would be to take the Chapter to further heights. We will strive for the best events- both professional and social.

The plans for coming year includes raising the profile of the Chapter amongst various associations not only in Abu Dhabi and UAE but also globally. We will also work more closely with the Embassy of India on areas of mutual benefit. Though our main areas of focus would be to increase membership base and provide professional events of best quality on current topics, we would like to bring in fold the members’ families by organizing various social events like fun and fair, arts and literary competitions, musical events etc. where everyone can come together and interact with each other.

TKey activities planned for this year includes:

  • Women Seminar
  • Introduction of book club, study circles
  • Workshops on MS Office
  • CSR activities like Tree Plantation, Blood Donation, Labour Camp visits etc.
  • PDC on Forensic Accounting
  • Workshop on Financial Modelling
  • Seminar on IFRS
  • Development in areas of Accounting, Auditing, Budgeting etc.
  • Annual Indoor Sports Day
  • Annual International Seminar and Gala Dinner
  • Annual Cricket Tournament

This year we had four new members joining the committee. They are CA Ajay Singhvi, CA Anand Gupta, CA Kushal Chordia and CA Rajesh Ambati Reddy. All new members are fully committed. They bring with them new perspective of looking towards things. I convey my best wishes for their tenure with the Chapter.

Also three members who left the committee on account of their personal obligations are CA Ankeet Sanghai, CA Ankit Samaiya and CA Navneet Dakhera. We would like to thank them for their contribution towards the Chapter.

We sincerely request you to provide guidance and support to enable us to see the Chapter on a new horizon and would always welcome feedback and ideas that can help us develop and grow.

Thanks and Best Regards

CA Ashish Bhandari CA, MBA, CMA
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India – Abu Dhabi Chapter