Our Leaders

Our Leaders

Hisham Ali Mohamed Taher

Founder member & Chairman of HLB Hamt

hishamAn accomplished leader and planner with a Bachelors degree in Accounting and Auditing, in addition to this he is backed up with prestigious certifications like Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Financial Consultant (CFC), Certified Budgeting Professional (CBP), A Certified Strategic Planner and a member of Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) USA, as well as Arab Society of Certified Accountants (ASCA).
He possesses a distinguished career with Ministry of Finance, UAE as Senior Financial Controller (Year 1995 -2006) and as General Manager of Al Taher Group of Companies.
Apart from this, he is also very well known for his association with the charitable institutions and sports associations in the country. Currently he is also holding the position of General Secretary, Asian Chess Federation and presents his views on financial and related matters through various media. Hisham’s other areas of expertise includes the corporate business particularly real estate, local & international share markets.

John Varghese

Managing Partner

1-199x300Fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India; John added extensive audit experience from Organizations like Fraiser & Ross and Price Water House Coopers. He has more than 26 years of experience in the audit, assurance and advisory profession and His business understanding with different industries, local rules and regulations and UAE & GCC business environment allows him to work very close with his clients and they perceive him, both as a professional Advisor, but also as a strong Business Partner, which often results in a very integrated approach, between the client.

Vijay Anand

Partner and CEO

2-199x300He is a Chartered Accountant started the career with Price Water House Coopers and having more than 26 years of experience in audit and assurance service His professional experience includes rendering advisory services to numerous industries and business groups in UAE , GCC and India. He has extensive experience with small and middle market businesses, complexities of diversified groups and helping them with growth, profit and value through assurance and consulting service offerings designed for each client.

Manoj Kumar


3-199x300He is a CPA from the United States of America having more than 21 years of professional experience in auditing and business consultancy services. He has extensive working knowledge in the areas like financial planning and has been associated with audit responsibilities of many multinational organizations over the years and skillfully designed and implemented financial reporting systems for various business entities. He is having expertise in guiding companies to greater efficiency, profitability and reducing organizational risk.

Jay Krishnan

Partner – Offices in Northern Emirates of UAE

4-199x300He is a Certified Cost and Management Accountant ( ICMA) and a fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has wide-ranging experience from international accounting firms in India and Middle East in the field of Auditing, Finance and Consultancy services. . He has extensive experience with business issues, mergers and acquisitions, as well as auditing and internal control of the clients business and knowledge of the UAE business rules and regulations facilitate him to advise clients on many aspects of their financial as well as regulatory issues.



5He is a member of ICMA and having more than 13 years professional experience in Audit and Advisory services. He has extensive knowledge and experience in the development of accounting systems, financial planning and management consultancy projects that HLB Hamt undertakes and has a vast experience on implementation and review of Internal Control Systems.He approaches problem solving in a precise and energetic way but always with a keen eye on the economic value to be gained by the clients. He is also serves as coordinator responsible for ensuring HLB Hamt’s continuing compliance Quality standards and staff training.

Nithin.N. K,


Fellow Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India having 10 years of experience in
accounting and auditing profession. He has managed clients in different industry verticals – Construction
& real estate, manufacturing, Food & Beverages, Hospitality & leisure, media & entertainment. Prior to
his position in HLB Hamt, he had worked in an international clothing brand and F&B chain in UAE where
he gained experience in the retail industry. In addition to accounting and auditing profession, Nithin has
experience in business consulting with emphasis on business valuation, IFRS compliance and systems

Gireesh Kumar


Gireesh Kumar is a Certified Management Accountant (ICMA) and having professional experience of
more than 20 years in audit and advisory services in UAE and India. He has an extensive experience in
implementation of accounting policies and procedures in different industries. He has sound working
knowledge in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Standards Auditing
(ISA). He is an effective communicator and organizer with excellent analytical, planning and problem-
solving skills. He is also an expert adviser for his clients to identify the business risk and improve their

Raghunath T


Raghunath is an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and a graduate in Mechanical Engineering with over 20 years of corporate experience. He has worked with various multinational companies in India and with large regional business groups in the Middle East. He handles the Organizational Consulting business that helps our clients to address their people and process related challenges. His specialization includes Strategy Consulting, Change Management, Business Processes, and Performance Management Systems. His team also handles specialized HR assignments, and areas like Business Plans and Feasibility Studies.

Vimal Rama Chandran


Vimal Rama Chandran is having more than 15 years of corporate experience in IT, IT Audit, Business
Advisory Services & ERP Implementation with an excellent understanding of underlining fundamental
principles in ISMS, PMP, IT Infrastructure, and Software. He is also CISA, COBIT Certified Assessor and
Certified Business Continuity Management (BCM) Lead Auditor. He has done implementations of
policies & procedures for operating IT with best controls adopted from standards. He has also been
involved in executing several projects involving Business continuity management & COBIT assessment
projects. He is also having to substantiate experience in strategic & operational plans for IT
Management, being an engineering graduate in IT, he can add significant value to the client by using his
technical skills in projects.

Sajin Rasheed


Mr. Sajin has been associated with HLB HAMT since 2005. He heads the External Accounting and Payroll
Outsourcing Division of HLB HAMT and is responsible for making strategic decisions for the overall
Division. He has over 13 years of experience in the field of finance and payroll. His dynamic initiatives at
HLB HAMT have been pioneering for the industry. Under his leadership, the division commenced its
transformational journey, reaching out to customers across the GCC and Africa region. Mr. Sajin has
played a significant role in shaping policy guidelines and system design for obtaining ISAE 3402 Type II
certification for HLB HAMT.

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