Deloitte duo elected to top board roles at ICAI's Dubai chapter

19 November 2019 2 min. read

Professional services firm Deloitte has congratulated Anish Mehta and Sunder Nurani on their appointments to the chair and vice chair roles of ICAI’s Dubai chapter.

Established in the early 1980s, the Dubai chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India’s most active outside of its home country, with the ICAI counting in excess of 280,000 members. In its recent elections for 2019-20, Deloitte duo Anish Mehta and Sunder Nurani, respectively director and partner with the professional services firm, have been appoint ICAI Dubai chairman and vice chairman.

“We continuously strive to upgrade technical knowledge of our members by bringing learned speakers, motivational leaders and technical experts,” Mehta said of the ICAI. “We enjoy the recognition as a premier accounting body not only in our home country but also globally, for its contribution in the fields of education, professional development, maintenance of high accounting, auditing and ethical standards.”

Deloitte congratulated Mehta and Nurani on social media, expressing confidence that they would excel in carrying out their duties on the managing committee and guiding the local chartered accountancy profession. Mehta has been with the firm since 2004, joining after a seven-year stint with EY in New Delhi, while Nurani, who started out in Mumbai, has served Deloitte in the Middle East for over two decades. 

Deloitte duo elected to top board roles at ICAI's Dubai chapter

“It’s an honour for me to get elected as the Chairman of our prestigious chapter,” Mehta, who was elevated from the vice chairman role, said in a message to members. “I accept it with great humility for serving you and collectively deliver along with my team. This is my 7th year in the managing committee of our chapter and every year of the last six years has been an amazing experience with immense learning.”

Also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, Mehta gained accreditation from the ICAI in 1997, and steadily worked his way up at EY before crossing as a manager to Deloitte, being made a director in 2014. An expert in IFRS advisory, Mehta’s experience covers a variety of business sectors and industries, including retail, trading, manufacturing and construction.

Based in the Middle East since 1998, Nurami meanwhile takes a leading role in the Learning & Development Function of Deloitte’s UAE Practice – particularly in respect to IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) – involved in raising awareness and delivering various learning units both internally and externally. Nurani's election to Vice President was warmly received by his peers on social media.   

“At Deloitte, we always look forward for opportunities to make an impact that matters,” said Nurani, who rises from his previously role as secretary of the ICAI. “As the elected Vice Chairman of the most vibrant oversees Chapter of the ICAI, I see this opportunity to serve the professional fraternity as the best way to give back to the profession and the wider community, by sharing my knowledge and experience.”