President Communique

Dear IIA India Members,

Greetings of the season !!

Mega National Conference The month of February was an active month for IIA India. We conducted our mega National Conference on 3rd and 4th February in Chennai. It was a thundering success with record attendance of more than 350 participants. The conference was inaugurated by none other than our own International President and CEO Mr. Richard Chambers. We had a galaxy of speakers, key note addresses, panel discussions and what not. We received excellent feedback from all the participants on all counts; on technical aspects of the conference, admin and organisational aspects too. We have given Participation Certificates to all the attendees.

IIA Global Council Meet As the President of IIA India, I attended the IIA Global Council meeting along with IIA India Secretary Mr. R Ramarao on 19th to 22nd February at Rome, Italy. In this meeting, 84 Countries were participated from around the Globe. The deliberations centred around strategic planning for the next 5 years for IIA Global and also discussions on Stakeholders' Expectations from IIA and how to meet them in an effective and timely manner. Based on the discussions held in this Global Council, the policies of IIA will be formulated.

IIA India Goes Digital - Members' Online Portal Another very important development that is worth noting is the IIA India Members Portal. This digitisation initiative was started some months back and this is being handled by a Committee managed by Mr. Sumant Chadha, IPP of IIA India ably assisted by the Co-Chairman of the Committee Mr. Giridhar Janardana who is the IPP of Madras Chapter. It is a complex project which is going to be completed shortly. You will receive a separate communication on the Online Portal's features from the team soon. Once it is through, members can make use of the portal for various online transactions at the ease of a click of mouse sitting at your desk.

Chapters Annual Conferences Two of our Chapters namely Bombay and Calcutta have also organised their Annual Conferences in February and March respectively. Both the events were well attended and were technically rich in content. A report on the same will appear elsewhere in this publication for your perusal.

Advocacy Measures with CGA & SEBI Our Advocacy Committee ably handled by its Chairman Mr. Nikhel Kochchar, IPP of Delhi Chapter and our vibrant CEO Mr. Deepak Wadhawan, has acquired the distinction of signing an MOU with the prestigious CGA (Controller General of Accounts), Ministry of Finance, Government of India a few months back and they have started serving the members of CGA through which IIA India has got more visibility in Central Government departments. When our Global President was in India for our National Conference we utilised the occasion to have a meeting with the whole-time Director of SEBI (Securities Exchange Board of India) at Mumbai and started an effective advocacy to serve the requirements of SEBI and its stakeholders in the days to come. I am sure that this initiative will also culminate in an MOU with SEBI and render IA services to them for mutual benefits.

Member Get Member Initiative Our Membership Development & Services Committee will shortly launch the captioned scheme to increase our membership strength which is one of our focus areas.

Do participate in this initiative enthusiastically and win prizes.

Wish you all a growth oriented new Financial Year 2017-18 !!

Best regards,
K Vidyadharan
President
IIA India


Know Your Executive Council – IIA, India

1. K Vidyadharan
Vidyadharan is the President of IIA, India. He is a Partner of
M/s Mountbattan & Co., a Chartered Accountant firm.
He is based in Chennai.
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Mob: +91 9884716160

2. S Bhaskar
Bhaskar is the Senior Vice President of IIA, India. He is a CAE with
Tata Capital Ltd.,
He is based in Mumbai.
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Mob: +91 9987615981

3. Dr. Debashish Mitra
Debashish is the Vice President of IIA, India. He has been awarded the Degree of
Ph.D. for his Thesis ‘A Critical Study of Select Indian GAAP, US GAAP & IAS/IFRS’.
He is the Managing Partner of M/s. Debashish Mitra & Associates, a Chartered
Accountancy firm.
He is based in Kolkata.
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Mob: +91 9831890318

4. R Ramarao
Ramarao is the Secretary of IIA, India. He is the Partner of
M/s Singhvi, Dev & Unni, a Chartered Accountancy firm.
He is based in Bengaluru.
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Mob: +91 9845572620

5. Haresh Dua
Haresh is the Joint Secretary of IIA, India. He is a Senior Vice President at JSW Steel Ltd.
He is based in Mumbai.
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Mob: +91 9967652127

6. Sudhir Varma
Sudhir is the Treasurer of IIA, India. He is the Partner of
M/s SM Varma & Co, a Chartered Accountancy firm.
He is based in New Delhi.
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Mob: +91 9811117008