Our Team

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Raju Menon

Chairman

Raju Menon

Chairman

Raju Menon is the founding member and Chairman of the Kreston Menon Group. Menon has over 29 years of experience in auditing, consultation, taxation, incorporation, liquidation, commercial and company laws. Apart from establishing Kreston Menon as one of the leading Audit and Business Consulting firms in UAE, Menon was instrumental in providing guidance to over 3,000 investors which served as a catalyst to launching their businesses in the UAE.
Kreston Menon was ranked 6th best audit firm in UAE in 2019 under his leadership.

Surandar Jesrani

Group CEO and Managing Partner

Surandar Jesrani

Group CEO and Managing Partner

Surandar Jesrani is the CEO and Managing Partner at MMJS Consulting. A chartered accountant by qualification and entrepreneur by nature, Surandar prior to founding MMJS was in key positions at HSBC Private Equity, Infosys, L&T and GM.
Surandar is a thought leader and the leading newspapers in the region frequently seek his views. Surandar is a speaker at various International forums and was recognized as 'Corporate Icon of the Year' for three consecutive years.

Khalid Al Shams

Senior Partner and Group CEO

Khalid Al Shams

Senior Partner and Group CEO

At the helm of Kreston Menon for the past 21 years, Khalid Al Shams oversees business development and client relations with large corporate houses and local businesses. As a key person responsible for Kreston Menon's acceptability in both the local and international market, he leads the business development initiatives such as business conferences, trade shows and exhibitions as well as press conferences.
His proven knowledge of both markets has landed Kreston Menon a diverse array of clients from Fortune 500 companies.

Safiya Haji Akbar Mohammad

Partner & Tax Agent

Safiya Haji Akbar Mohammad

Partner & Tax Agent

Safiya is a team leader with active participation in the management of the firm and possesses extensive experience in supervising assignments for executive and regulatory organizations. She has been associated with Kreston Menon right from its inception and has more than three decades of experience in the fields of Accounting and Audit.
Being a UAE national, Safiya has in-depth knowledge of the country's laws and regulations and is a qualified Tax Agent, registered with the FTA.

Nasser Al Khamisi

Country Partner – Oman

Nasser Al Khamisi

Country Partner – Oman

Nasser Al Khamisi is a Country Partner in Oman. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the United Kingdom and is a qualified accounting practitioner. He also holds an MBA in Strategic Management from the University of Strathclyde, UK and has over 20 years of experience working with various Government bodies, Tax Authority and clients in various sectors in Oman. Nasser is also a Board Member at the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI).
He has advised several multinational corporations on the incorporation of companies in Oman and in successfully setting it up in Oman, in Labour Law and company liquidations. In his professional career, Nasser has worked with professional accounting firms like KPMG, Oman where he was involved in several assignments relating to accounting, audit and corporate tax.

Abdulhameed Al Ammadi

Associate Partner - Bahrain

Abdulhameed Al Ammadi

Associate Partner - Bahrain

Abdulhameed Al Ammadi is an Associate Partner- Bahrain at MMJS. He has over 36 years of experience encompassing insurance and reinsurance and he played a pivotal role during his tenure at Arab Insurance Group focused on the GCC, Yemen and Pakistan.
In addition to his role at Arab Insurance Group, Abdulhameed worked extensively with the Bahrain Government through Ministry of Finance by utilizing his underwriting expertise to help streamline their departmental objectives in relation to insurance control and operational activities in the Accounting Directorate at the Bahrain Ministry of Finance.

Abdullah Alsudais

Country Partner - KSA

Abdullah Alsudais

Country Partner - KSA

Abdullah Alsudais is a SOCPA Licensed professional with more than 10 years of experience in Audit, Zakat & Tax, as well as its Litigations. During his career, he worked with distinguished organizations such as GSTC as part of the establishment team and EY serving multinational clients.
In his tenure at GSTC, Abdullah was leading a team that handled more than 10,000 cases/disputes between the taxpayers and ZATCA. Abdullah was the head of advisors to the tax committees in GSTC.

Anas Salhieh

Tax Partner – KSA

Anas Salhieh

Tax Partner – KSA

Anas Salhieh is a Tax Partner at MMJS and is responsible for our tax practice in KSA. He specializes in Direct and Indirect Tax and brings over 9 years of experience in International and Local tax matters in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Anas has supported hundreds of clients with their complex tax matters and has built a reputation with the GAZT.
He has completed his GCC VAT Diploma from The Association of Taxation Technicians, UK, Principles in International Tax and Transfer Pricing qualifications from Chartered Institute of Taxation, UK along with his Bachelors in Accounting from Al Yarmouk University.
Past Experiences:
Al Tamimi and Co.
PwC

Gurdeep Singh

Tax Leader – Corporate and International Tax

Gurdeep Singh

Tax Leader – Corporate and International Tax

Gurdeep is the UAE Tax Leader Corporate and International Tax. He has 34 years professional experience in multiple jurisdictions globally including Singapore, Australia and the UK.
Gurdeep was appointed as the first in-house Tax Advisor to the Ministry of Oil in Kuwait for the past 4 years advising on Corporate and International Tax as well as VAT matters relating to the Upstream, Midstream and Downstream operations of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) group globally which covered 200 subsidiaries. Gurdeep’s role also extended to managing Tax Controversy with various Tax Regulatory Authorities globally and represented KPC in the IMF discussions on Taxation in Kuwait in 2018.
Gurdeep is not a newcomer to the UAE and led the International Tax Services team in UAE for EY in 2007. In total, Gurdeep has 12 years of tax experience in the GCC having worked in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait.
Past Experiences:
Ministry of Oil, Government of Kuwait
Grant Thornton PwC

Ankur Jain

Senior Director – Indirect Tax, UAE

Ankur Jain

Senior Director – Indirect Tax, UAE

Ankur Jain is a Senior Director at MMJS and is responsible for the Indirect Tax Practice. Ankur is a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary.
Ankur has 11 years of experience working with several clients from diverse sectors with business operations across the GCC. Ankur is a regular speaker at international forums and events, providing insights on VAT and Excise Tax.
Past Experiences:
WTS Dhruva and KPMG, UAE
Deloitte, India and Malaysia

Jikku Luke

Director – Strategy

Jikku Luke

Director – Strategy

Jikku Luke is a Director at MMJS and is responsible for the Bahrain and India offices focusing on business development and strategy. Jikku is a Postgraduate in Sustainable Business from The University of Cambridge.
Jikku has 7 years of experience supporting clients with finance transformation, optimization of tax through use of technology and strategy consulting. Jikku is a regular speaker on tax and technology at various forums.
Past Experiences:
Fetchr, UAE
EY and Deloitte, India

Abhik Gupta

Director – Management Consulting

Abhik Gupta

Director – Management Consulting

Abhik Gupta is a Director at MMJS and leads the Management Consulting vertical focusing on the GCC region. He is a Postgraduate in Management from India and has over 28 years of experience across Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa in multiple capacities.
Abhik has held senior business leadership positions including board memberships and has been advisor to several companies across the region. He has extensive experience in business development, marketing, marketing services, analytics, brand building, FMCG and retail. He is a regular speaker at business forums, mentors Middle East startups and is also visiting faculty to business universities in UAE.
Past Experience :
Nielsen – EMEA & Pakistan
Godrej, India
GfK, Middle East

Sandeep Verma

Director and Head of Corporate Finance, M&A and Deal Advisory Services

Sandeep Verma

Director and Head of Corporate Finance, M&A and Deal Advisory Services

Sandeep Verma is the Director and Head of Corporate Finance, M&A and Deal Advisory Services in MMJS. He has over 15 years of experience across M&A, Private Equity, Corporate Finance, Strategy and Operations. Sandeep is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has a Master’s in Finance.
He has worked on various strategic and advisory transactions across Middle East, Asia and Africa covering wide range of sectors including Fintech & E-Commerce, Healthcare, Education, Logistics, F&B, Automobiles, Telecom, Power etc. His past experience has been with Skycap Investment Management LTD as Head of Private Equity, Fintech and E- Commerce along with Regulus Capital LTD as Director – Private Equity, Healthcare.
Past Experience:
SKYCAP Investment Management, UAE
Regulus Capital, UAE
Arqaam Capital, UAE

Aunali Merchant

Director –Tax

Aunali Merchant

Director –Tax

Aunali Merchant is a Director at MMJS and is responsible for International tax and VAT specializing in Financial Services, Manufacturing and Government sectors. Aunali is a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary.
Aunali has 9 years of experience in providing end to end tax support specializing in inbound structuring, cross-border tax issues, international tax, withholding tax matters, VAT advisory, tax compliance support and tax litigation.
Past Experiences:
KPMG, UAE
EY, India

Jigyasa Malhotra

Associate Director – Indirect Tax

Jigyasa Malhotra

Associate Director – Indirect Tax

Jigyasa Malhotra is an Associate Director at MMJS. She is a Chartered Accountant and holds a master’s degree in commerce. Jigyasa has over a decade experience in the field of indirect taxation supporting clients in VAT advisory, compliance, litigation, diagnostic reviews etc. in various sectors including hospitality, pharma, education.
Jigyasa has also represented clients before tax tribunals. She has contributed to writing books on indirect taxes.
Past Experiences:
Deloitte, India

Rishabh Tandon

Associate Director – Indirect Tax

Rishabh Tandon

Associate Director – Indirect Tax

Rishabh Tandon is a Associate Director at MMJS and is the technical lead on VAT for the Bahrain office. Rishabh is a CA.
Rishabh has 7 years of indirect tax experience assisting clients in VAT implementation, diagnostic reviews and compliances in various sectors including real estate, financial services, hospitality, consumer markets, automobiles and the service sector. Rishabh is a regular speaker at various technical forums in Bahrain and UAE on VAT.
Past Experiences:
PwC, UAE
KPMG, India

Pushkar Kundra

Senior Manager – Indirect Tax

Pushkar Kundra

Senior Manager – Indirect Tax

Pushkar Kundra is a Senior Manager at MMJS and is responsible for VAT with specialisation in Insurance, Healthcare, Logistics and Education sectors. Pushkar is a Chartered Accountant.
Pushkar has 7 years of indirect tax experience providing holistic support from transition to implementation in India, UAE and Bahrain. Pushkar also excels at an advisory role owing to his ingenuity and flair for perceiving the legal nuances and market conditions. He is a regular speaker at various forums on tax and has delivered various technical trainings on VAT in the GCC.
Past Experiences:
KPMG and Deloitte, India

Jay Duseja

Senior Manager – Indirect Tax

Jay Duseja

Senior Manager – Indirect Tax

Jay Duseja is a Senior Manager at MMJS and is responsible for VAT and Excise tax specialising in helping Conglomerates, Retail, Real Estate and Automotive sectors. Jay is a Chartered Accountant and has done GCC VAT Diploma from ATT, UK.
Jay has 8 years of indirect tax experience leading various VAT Implementation, advisory assignments for marquee clients in UAE. Jay has also played a critical role during the implementation of GST in India advising clients on various tax changes. Jay is a Faculty Member in the Indirect Taxes Committee of ICAI for UAE VAT & Indian GST Trainings.
Past Experiences:
AW Rostamani Group, UAE
Deloitte, India

Rebecca Pinto

Senior Manager – Indirect Tax

Rebecca Pinto

Senior Manager – Indirect Tax

Rebecca Pinto is a Senior Manager at MMJS Consulting. She is a lawyer with over a decade of experience in indirect taxes namely GCC Indirect taxes, Indian Indirect taxes, Indian Foreign trade policy, Indian special economic zone regulations.
Her forte is indirect tax implementation, audits, and litigation in a number of sectors including real estate, marine, e-commerce, aviation, healthcare, finance, leasing and telecom. She was an empaneled speaker at NACIN (India) for Indian GST and SVB officers and is an active speaker at various platforms of industry and trade associations.
Past Experiences:
TTMS LLP
SKP Business Consulting LLP
Ernst & Young LLP

Prateek Bothra

Senior Manager – Tax

Prateek Bothra

Senior Manager – Tax

Prateek Bothra is a Senior Manager at MMJS and is responsible for VAT specialising in Oil & Gas, Technology and FMCG sectors. Prateek is a Chartered Accountant.
Prateek has 5 years of indirect tax experience in assisting large companies spanning across varied industries in analysing the impact of VAT, service tax, GST on their business operations as well as internal business functions. Prateek’s experience includes advising clients on tax cost computations, structuring of contracts, and other tax optimization opportunities.
Past Experiences:
KPMG, India

Ravi Chauhan

Senior Manager – IFRS

Ravi Chauhan

Senior Manager – IFRS

Ravi Chauhan is a Senior Manager in Financial Accounting & Advisory Services at MMJS. His expertise includes IFRS 9, 15, 16 and 17 implementation. Ravi is a Chartered Accountant.
Ravi has 5 years of domain experience in assisting clients from Banking, Insurance, Retail, NBFCs, Entertainment, Pharmaceutical, Automotive and Manufacturing Industries. He was widely recognized by ICAI while publishing the “Guidance Note on Division II (Ind AS) Schedule III to the Companies Act, 2013”.
Past Experiences:
EY and Deloitte, India

Myra Rodrigues

Client Success Manager

Myra Rodrigues

Client Success Manager

Myra Rodrigues is a Client Success Manager with the Marketing and Client Relationships division. She has a collaborative spirit that works as a catalyst in bridging gaps that serves MMJS’ strategic imperatives. Myra has a Bachelors degree in Sociology.
Myra has extensive experience in customer focused roles in the past working with Singapore Airlines and eventually moving into consultative roles in Dubai. She has a proven track record in building and leading meaningful and sustainable relationships spread across various sectors.
Past Experiences:
Singapore Airlines, Singapore
Squareone Technology and Al Safeer Group, UAE

Tarun Grover

Manager – Indirect Tax

Tarun Grover

Manager – Indirect Tax

Tarun Grover is a Manager with the tax practice at MMJS. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has an experience of more than 7 years in the field of indirect taxation.
Tarun assisted various clients from different sectors such as real estate, manufacturing, FMCG, etc. spread across multiple jurisdictions in indirect taxation implementation, diagnostic review. He has represented clients before tax authorities to address their key issues or seeking clarifications and has handled litigation matters such as preparation of reply to notices, appeals, objections
Past Experiences:
Deloitte India / BMR & Associates LLP
Deloitte UAE

Zohra Afreen Hamza

Manager – Indirect Tax

Zohra Afreen Hamza

Manager – Indirect Tax

Zohra Afreen is a Manager at MMJS. She has over 9 years of experience in taxation and is also an entrepreneur by nature. She has been involved in providing client level services to some of the biggest organizations in the Indian business ecosystem.
She was also involved in the smooth implementation of Goods & Services Tax (GST) in India and has wide experience in providing GST and VAT compliance support (GST/VAT registration and filing of GST/VAT returns across different business sectors).
Past Experiences:
EY, India

Balaji CS

HR Manager

Balaji CS

HR Manager

Balaji CS is the Manager at MMJS and handles the Human Resource aspects of the firm. He has completed his Bachelors degree from University of Madras, India.
He has nearly 11 years of experience in HR Management including Induction, Appointments & Onboarding, Payroll, Employee Data Transactions and many more. Worked at Grand Thornton as HR Business Partner where he comprehended business strategies and implementing HR strategies in different business units.
Past Experience:
Grant Thornton, India
Cognizant Technology Solutions, India
The World Bank Group, India
HP, India

Radhika Seth

Manager – Transfer Pricing

Radhika Seth

Manager – Transfer Pricing

Radhika is a Manager at MMJS with around 7 years of experience in the field of International Taxation and Transfer Pricing. Radhika has handled clients across India, UAE, KSA, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman belonging to various industries such as Consumer Durables, Automotive, IT/Software, Shipping and many more.
She has worked in various benchmarking projects, assisting on group TP policies as well as drafting and review of inter-company from a TP perspective. Apart from this, Radhika has been involved in devising strategies for resolution of tax litigation for clients, audit proceedings and litigation before different courts in India.
Past Experience:
EY, India

Chindu Narayanan

Manager, Indirect Tax

Chindu Narayanan

Manager, Indirect Tax

Chindu Narayanan is a Manager at MMJS and has over 6 years of experience in indirect taxation, both VAT and Excise. She has extensive experience and knowledge and leads various projects in audits, litigation, advisory, health checks and compliance.
implementation projects for numerous clients analyzing the impact of VAT on their operations and internal functions. She has assisted clients in various industries, specializing in real estate, insurance, manufacturing, education, health care, retail and trading.
Past Experience:
EY, India