Our Team

Our experts are the finest in the industry and leaders in their field,
meaning you have access to the best possible resources.

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

Managing Partner & CEO

Surandar Jesrani, 

Managing Partner & CEO

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 two consequent years 2018 and 2019.

Khalid Al Shams

Group CEO

Khalid Al Shams, 

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.

Ankur Jain

Director

Ankur Jain, 

Director

Ankur Jain is a 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

Jikku Luke, 

Director

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

Aparna Lakshminarasimhan

Director

Aparna Lakshminarasimhan, 

Director

Aparna L is a Director at MMJS and is responsible for the Transfer Pricing Practice. She has a Masters degree in Finance.
Aparna has 12 years of experience in transfer pricing and has managed various projects starting with TP documentation, BEPS risk assessments, Country-by-Country reporting, audit defence and TP risk reviews among others. She has serviced clients from shipping/construction, banking and financial services space and O&G IT/software industries.
Past Experiences:
PwC, Dubai and India
KPMG, Hongkong
Iyer and Iyer, Singapore

Aunali Merchant

Senior Manager

Aunali Merchant, 

Senior Manager

Aunali Merchant is a Senior Manager 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

Pushkar Kundra

Senior Manager

Pushkar Kundra, 

Senior Manager

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

Rishabh Tandon

Senior Manager

Rishabh Tandon, 

Senior Manager

Rishabh Tandon is a Senior Manager 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

Jay Duseja

Senior Manager

Jay Duseja, 

Senior Manager

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

Prateek Bothra

Manager

Prateek Bothra, 

Manager

Prateek Bothra is a 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

Manager

Ravi Chauhan, 

Manager

Ravi Chauhan is 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

Manager

Myra Rodrigues, 

Manager

Myra Rodrigues is a 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