Mohammed Abdullah

Mohammed Abdullah is a partner at KPI. He is a Business Management and Accounting graduate from the University of United Arab Emirates in Al Ain. He has gained considerable experience in the fields of general finance, accounting and audit during his stint as an administrator for the preparation of salaries of officers and as an Auditor, with the Armed forces. He spent another decade of his career being responsible for all financial matters at the training and rehabilitation center of the Ministry of Education in Dubai. He is currently working at Dubai
Municipality as the head of Planning and Development Office in the Finance Department, since over 10 years.

His areas of professional expertise include:
• Financial Statement Audit
• Feasibility Studies and Market Research
• Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring
• Financial Analysis for cost reductions and formulation of turn around strategies

Outside of work, his interests include brisk walking, swimming and watching football.

Prabhakar Kamath FCA, CFA

The Managing Partner at KPI, Mr. Prabhakar Kamath has been the cornerstone of the team since inception mentoring both the Audit & Consulting divisions. With over 21 years of professional practice in the UAE, he remains the guiding force for not only the KPI team, but also a large number of corporations and individuals. A CFA charter holder, Mr. Kamath is considered an authority with respect to investment decisions and Corporate Finance issues by many reputed business groups in the Middle East. Prior to the establishment of KPI, Mr. Kamath was the
Partner & CEO of Morison (UAE) Consulting and Morison Menon Limited (DIFC). He was also a Partner at Morison Menon Chartered Accountants, Dubai.The seeds of KPI were sown by Mr. Kamath in 1992 when he started Kamath Auditing and established a culture of service excellence. Clients who approached for Audit works came back for more value added consulting and advisory services. Read more about it here

His areas of professional expertise include:
• Financial Statement Audit
• Risk Management, Internal Audit and Business Advisory
• DFSA regulatory Issues
• DIFC company incorporations, liquidations (Recognized Insolvency Practitioner at DIFC)
• Free zone and Offshore Strategy
• M&A and Corporate Restructuring
• Feasibility Studies & Market Research

Outside of work, his interests include Reading, Public Speaking and playing Squash.

Cherian Joseph N

Cherian heads Business Advisory & Consulting at KPI as its Partner & CEO. A management graduate from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM B), Cherian is a Finance and Corporate Strategy professional with close to 5 years of hands on experience in multinational companies, leading teams of various sizes. He has been extensively working with Senior Management personnel at his prior engagements, formulating and implementing vital strategies through rigorous financial analyses and planning.

His areas of professional expertise include:
•Financial Analyses with a focus on cost reduction and turn-around strategy
•Process Redesign with a focus on efficiency and productivity improvements
•Driver based financial modeling for Valuations, Budgets, Forecasts
•Performance Management for Corporations and Employees
•Employee Compensation Design with a focus on variable compensation structure
•Data Analytics

Outside of work, his interests include Reading, Horse Riding and Music.

Gopinath Rao ACA

Gopinath is a Partner at KPI. A Chartered Accountant with over 26 years of professional experience, Gopinath has extensively worked in the areas of Audit, Accounting, Investments and controllership. He is also a qualified Certified Information Systems Auditor. In his prior engagements, he has been instrumental in ensuring healthy accounting and bookkeeping processes, setting up Finance departments and turning around businesses as the firm’s Corporate Controller.

His areas of professional expertise include:
• Financial Statement Audit, Information Systems Audit
• Investment Analysis & Advice
• Financial Planning, Analysis & Evaluation
• Accounting and Book Keeping

Outside of work, his interests include Literature and Music.

Stephen Pinto

Stephen is a senior Financial Services professional with a wealth of experience in the areas of Compliance and Anti Money Laundering Controls. He worked extensively with HSBC in the Middle East setting up and managing teams in the areas of general banking and compliance. In the course of his professional experience that spans over three decades, he has had extensive working relationships with the UAE Central Bank and other regional banks. He was handpicked for advanced trainings in Compliance and Anti Money Laundering Controls in the UK and UAE and was recognized with awards for his work in these areas.

His areas of professional expertise include:
• Compliance relating to KYC, regional & international sanctions and UAE Central Bank controls.
• Anti Money Laundering Controls
• Process Quality Control
• International Trade & Remittances
• Information systems for Financial Services

Outside of work his interests include Music, Charity and Driving.

Pritesh Kadhi

Pritesh is an unmatched analytical mind with an ever ready attitude to roll up his sleeves and get his hands dirty.A management graduate from Ohio University; Pritesh has worked for about 5 years in Advisory roles at KPMG Bangalore, India. His wealth of experience is spread across a wide spectrum of industries including Telecom, Information Technology, Financial Services, Real Estate Services and Manufacturing in India and the Middle East.

His areas of professional expertise include:
• Internal Audit
• Process design, redesign and optimization
•Risk and Controls Assessment
•Development of Standard Operating Procedures
•Revenue Assurance Services
•Sarbanes Oxley compliance assistance

Outside of work his interests include Tennis, Cricket and Music.

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