CA Padmanabha Acharya was elected as Chairman and CA Rajiv Shah as Vice-Chairman of the Chapter. CA Suresh Chander Panwar was elected as Secretary and CA Ashish Bhandari was elected as the Treasurer of the Chapter.
Other main committee members who were elected are CA B.S. Mony heading Membership, CA Susheel Jain heading Social, CA Ashraf Misba heading Website & Communication, CA Nilesh Ambikar heading the Professional Development Committee and Ankur Ranka heading Media & Student Affairs. In addition, the members elected CA Neeraj Ritolia, CA Malav Patel, CA Ravi Valia, CA Shilpa Gandhi and CA Manish Buchha as sub-committee members to support the main committee.
As the 12th Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Chapter of ICAI, CA Padmanabha Acharya acknowledged the immense contribution made by the past chairmen and laid down the objectives of newly appointed committee in his first address to the members. CA Acharya mentioned that the new team is capable and talented, and will be bringing in world class speakers to Abu Dhabi. CA Acharya also reiterated the core objective of the Chapter to provide continuing professional education to its members which is a high priority area for the Committee.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India is the second largest accounting body in the world and currently has over 200,000 members. The Abu Dhabi Chapter of ICAI is one of the very active chapter among the 21 overseas chapters of the Institute.
The Abu Dhabi Chapter has been in existence for the past 29 years and currently comprises about 600 members. The Chapter is actively involved in enhancing and updating the professional knowledge of its members through organizing seminars under the Continuing Professional Education programs of the Institute.
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