The chairman also highlighted Cepa’s progress
New Management Committee of ICAI Abu Dhabi Chapter. – Photos provided
The Abu Dhabi chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India has elected a new management committee for 2023 at its recent annual general meeting.
At its recently held 38th Annual General Meeting, the ICAI Abu Dhabi Chapter elected CA John George as Chairman, CA Krishnan NV as Vice-Chairman, CA Rohit Dayma as Secretary General and CA Priyanka Birla as Treasurer.
CA Anu Thomas (Professional Development Committee), CA Ajay Singhvi (Society), CA Mohammed Shafeek (Membership), CA Shafeekh Neelail (Communications) and CA Ramesh Dave (Media and Student Affairs).
In addition, the members elected are CA Rajesh Reddy, CA Monish Mohan, CA Suma Rajesh, CA Ankit Kothari and CA Nirmal Agarwal as sub-committee members to support the main committees.
Newly elected chairman of the Abu Dhabi Chapter of ICAI, CA John George congratulated the entire team including committee, past chairmen, sponsors, speakers, supporters, well-wishers and chapter members for winning the first prize for the Best Overseas Chapter for 2022 ( 1). John expresses his heartfelt thanks to all chapter members for their continued support and commitment to taking our chapter to the next level.
John congratulated the elected committee for the year 2023 and also acknowledged the enormous contribution made by all dedicated committee members of the year 2022. He expressed thanks to the Indian Embassy, HE Sunjay Sudhir, Ambassador of India and its officials to port the guid chapter.
John referred to India’s taking over of the G20 presidency in “Amritkaal”, a period of 25 years starting from the 75th anniversary of its independence to the centenary of its independence. ICAI Abu Dhabi will support future, prosperous and inclusive societies while achieving their Sustainable Development Goals.
The Chairman also highlighted the Cepa progress that has been accomplished in the year since the historic agreement was signed between the UAE and India. He also stressed that the chapter will continue to act as a bridge between the government, Indian embassies and the Indian community to achieve Cepa’s goals. “Our efforts will be to encourage start-ups and organize events where CA members can guide the Abu Dhabi business community to capitalize on new business opportunities. Also, we will promote Indian government initiatives such as Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan and Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav,” he added.
At the AGM, Vice Chairman CA Krishnan NV presented the chapter’s 2022 activity report.
Krishnan highlighted plans for next year, which include the provision of continuing professional education, employment opportunities, promotion of CA as a profession, organizing social responsibility initiatives, empowering women members, mutual collaboration with other GCC and international chapters, and partnerships with UAE National Min’s exposure to the accounting profession.
Krishnan said the management committee is fully committed to enhancing the ICAI brand in the region and will focus on providing members with new work paths and professional opportunities by identifying new laws and upcoming changes. We also look forward to liaising with various foreign universities and professional institutions to collaborate for the benefit of our members.
ICAI is the second largest accounting body in the world, with currently more than 350,000 members. The Abu Dhabi Chapter of ICAI is one of the very active overseas chapters of the Institute. The Abu Dhabi Chapter has been established for 37 years and currently has about 700 members. The chapter is actively involved in enhancing and updating the expertise of its members by organizing professional workshops.