IN 1990, HE JOINED AS PARTNER AND IS IN OVERALL CHARGE OF THE AUDIT DEPARTMENT.
- Chartered Accountant since 1990.
- Certification on IFRS held by ICAI.
- Diploma in Information System Audit (DISA) of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi (ICAI).
- BSE certification on Derivatives Exchange held by the Bombay Stock Exchange Limited, Mumbai.
- Certification on Internal Audit Studies held by the Bombay Chartered Accountants Society (BCAS), Mumbai.
- Certification Programme in IT and Cyber Security for Board Members held by Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT), Hyderabad.
- Qualified the IICA Online Proficiency Self-Assessment Test for Independent Director's Databank.
Professional/ Social Activities:
- Heads the Assurance Practice of the firm, having handled audits of large Corporates, Large Nationalised Banks, Foreign Banks, Asset Reconstruction Companies, Mutual Funds, Insurance Companies, Due diligence, Regulatory Inspections & Investigations.
- Headed assurance assignments related to Pramerica Mutual Fund, Union KBC Mutual Fund, BOI AXA Mutual Fund, SBI Mutual Fund, SEBI Inspections of several Mutual Funds in Mumbai, NBFCs, Securities Brokers, Large High Networth Investment Companies, Large Banks, Asset Reconstruction Companies, large Manufacturing Concerns, etc.
- Speaker/ Chairman at various seminars, meetings, lectures held by WIRC of ICAI, NIRC of ICAI, SIRC of ICAI, CIRC of ICAI, BCAS, Study Circles, Ahmedabad/ Nashik/ Nagpur/ Surat/ Jalgaon/ Navi Mumbai/ Pune branches of WIRC, Reserve Bank of India and Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
- Director, State Bank of India, the largest Bank of India.
- Trustee, Vipassana Research Institute, Igatpuri and Samyak Vanijja Charitable Trust, Mumbai.
- Trustee, Shri Virji Ladhabhai KDO Jain Vidyarthigriha - A NGO operating a state of the art, ultra-modern Hostel facility in the heart of Mumbai at Ghatkopar (W), Mumbai with a capacity of 150 students.
- Member, Banking, Finance & Insurance Committee of Indian Merchants’ Chamber.
- Member, Banking & Finance Committee, Capital Markets Committee & Economic Affairs Committee of Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
- Convener, Residential Refresher Course and Public Relations Committee of the Chamber of Tax Consultants (CTC), 2011 and 2012 and member since then.
In the past:
- Chairman, HLB India Federation
- Member, Internal Auditing Standards Board of ICAI.
- Contributor, WIRC Annual Referencer on “Auditing and Assurance Standards”.
- Member, Study group formed by ICAI for preparing Guidance Note on Audit of Banks.
- Member, Study group formed by ICAI for preparing book on Issues on Audit of Banks.
- Member, Professional Development Committee of WIRC of ICAI, 2009–10.
- Member, Expert Study Group of Committee on Insurance and Pension of ICAI, 2006–07.
- Member, Auditing and Assurance Standards Board of ICAI, 2004–2005.
- Contributor, BCAS Annual Referencer on “Bank Branch Audit”.
- Convener, Working group formed by ICAI for adopting FOUR International Auditing Practice Statements on Information Technology viz: IT Environments Stand–alone Computers; IT Environments–On–line Computer Systems; IT Environments–Database Systems; Risk Assessments and Internal Control–CIS Characteristics and Considerations.
- Member, Working group formed by ICAI for Revising the LFAR (Long Form Audit Report) in case of Banks and its branches.
- Member, Editorial Board of WIRC of ICAI.
- Member, Working group formed by ICAI for preparing the Guidance Note on Accounting for Equity Index Options and Equity Stock Options.
- Member, Study group formed by ICAI for Accounting Standards for Banks.
- Member, Committee on Continuing Professional Education of WIRC of ICAI.
- Convener, Chembur CA CPE Study Circle, which won the Best Study Circle Award during the tenure.
- Member, Membership & Website Committee of CTC.
- Director, Metropolitan Stock Exchange of India Limited, Atlantis Investment Advisors Private Limited, HLB Technologies (Mumbai) Private Limited and Miloni Consultants Private Limited and few other private limited companies.
A wildlife and nature lover, having keen interest in professional photography. Widely travelled across the world, with a passion for exploring new places and varied interesting cultures. Loves to click anything beautiful in nature. Participated in several wildlife photography contests and salons, both nationally and internationally. He has won the award in wildlife photography category in the Annual Awards 2017 – Natural History Winner.