Annual Family Picnic 2024, Sunday, 21-07-2024 10:30 am, Venue : Heart Lake Conservation Area, Brampton (10818, Heart Lake Road, Brampton, ON L6Z 0B3 (905 846 2494), Faculty : TCICAI Members, Fees : $ 30 per family, CPE Hours : 0   FINTECH CONCLAVE 2024, Saturday, 15-06-2024 7.30 AM EDT, Venue : Courtyard by Marriott, 90 Biscayne Crescent, Brampton, ON L6W 4S1, Faculty : Multiple- Refer Flyer, Fees : $30 for members and $125 for non members, CPE Hours : 6   Toronto Chapter - Badminton Tournament, Saturday, 08-06-2024 09:00 AM, Venue : Batts Athletic, 134 Kennedy Rd S, Brampton, ON L6W 3G4, (905) 670-2016, Faculty : Nil, Fees : C$ 10 per participant , CPE Hours : 0  

Board of Directors 2022-23

Toronto Chapter is represented by a team of exceptional professionals on its Board of Directors and Portfolio Team. Each Director and Portfolio Team member is passionately committed to helping the members with their professional, career, and networking development needs. The Board and the Portfolio Team works diligently putting in over 3,000 hours annually collectively in the service of the Chapter. One of the primary mandates for the Chapter is to provide the much needed support in the initial stages of Indian Chartered Accountants moving to Canada. The Board works diligently in the promotion of the ICAI brand across the Canadian workplace. Many Chapter members hold senior and decision making positions in iconic Canadian companies.

Vivek Kapoor, Chairperson

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Vivek is a qualified Chartered Accountant and an MBA in finance. Presently, CA. Vivek works with Scotiabank in Toronto, Canada.

Vivek served as the Chairperson of the Bahrain Chapter of ICAI in 2016-17 and till date is the youngest ever Chairperson of Bahrain Chapter of ICAI. Under his leadership, the Chapter attained new heights and was recognized as the "Best Overseas Chapter for 2016", for the first time since inception of the Chapter. This award was given by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India from amongst more than 30 overseas chapters of ICAI.

Vivek has an aggregate work experience of more than 20 years primarily in the area of Financial Advisory including in IPO advisory, handling capital market transactions like Rights Issues, Open Offers, Buyback, Delisting, Private Equity transactions, Valuations, M&A transactions and Corporate Governance. Vivek has worked with Ernst & Young, KPMG and in the banking sector in the past.

Ritesh Desai, Secretary

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Ritesh is a Senior Audit Manager, Corporate Audit Division with BMO Financial Group and specialized in Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing area. He has about 15 years of internal audit experience with financial institutions in Canada and India, including in areas like financial crime compliance, data analytics and climate risks.

Over the years, Ritesh has been actively working in mentoring new immigrants and Indian Chartered Accountants for their successful personal and professional journey in Canada.

Ritesh is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, a CPA from Colorado State, U.S. and a Chartered Accountant (ACA) from India.

Dr. Rajender Mantra, Past Chairperson & Treasurer

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Dr. Rajender Mantra is managing accounting operations, financial and regulatory reporting, tax and audits at Stewart Title Guaranty Company. He is a seasoned finance professional with experience working in Canada, the USA, India, and the Middle East. After immigrating in 2000, Rajender worked on audit and tax positions in several CPA firms in the GTA. In 1991, his paper titled “Uniformity in Accounting” was accepted by the California State University and was presented at the International Accounting Conference. Rajender became a member of the chapter in 2008 and managed treasury portfolio beginning June 2015. Rajender is a CPA, CA from Ontario, Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) from India, a licensed CPA (Illinios), and holds a Ph.D. in Finance Management from University of Meerut, India.

Sandeep Patkar, Past Chairperson and Director

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Sandeep Patkar is a Partner in KPMG - Audit and Advisory. Sandeep has several years of experience in assisting entities in implementing new standards, IFRS conversions and helping clients on accounting for complex transactions. Being a designated Financial instruments and Derivatives Resource for KPMG Canada, he hosts many accounting trainings for KPMG engagement teams, appears as a guest speaker at several external accounting events, and has authored many of KPMG’s global accounting publications. Sandeep is a firm believer of “together we can achieve better” approach and strives for inclusive growth. Sandeep is a CPA, CA from Canada, a CPA from Colorado State, a Chartered Accountant (ACA) from India, a Financial Risk Manager, GARP, and a CFA.

Tanmay Kelkar, Director

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Tanmay Kelkar is a Realtor with Century21 People's Choice Realty. Tanmay has over 19 years of experience in private equity, mergers and acquisitions and real estate investment management. He has worked in multinational settings in India, USA and the Middle East. He is the winner of several awards including Diamond Award, Masters Ruby Award from Century 21, ACCA Canada Award of Excellence 2021 from Sheridan College Pilon School of Business. Tanmay is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) from India and an MBA in Finance from XLRI School of Business, Jamshedpur, India.

Udit Gupta, Director

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Udit Gupta is Senior Manager with a legal Quotient Consultant and has been looking after their International Tax and Transfer Pricing practice. He is a seasoned professional with over 10 years of experience working in Canada, India, and Southeast Asia in the field of Finance, Accounting, and Tax (India, Canada, United States of America). Udit has experience of working globally with Big4s i.e EY, and Deloitte in managerial positions, in their International Tax practices. At ICAI he has trained more than 2000, students and qualified chartered accountants on leadership, team building, and career opportunities with professionals and has been counted among the top-rated faculties. He has also been undertaking several other technical training i.e- International Tax and Transfer Pricing on various professional platforms. Udit is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, and has done his graduation from Delhi, India.

Akhil Kapoor, Director

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Akhil specializes in Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency and is currently working with MNP Ltd. as a Manager in this practice. He has previously worked at EY (New Delhi, India) in Corporate Insolvency and Assurance practice. His expertise enables companies to implement solutions to overcome short-term financial challenges through the balance sheet and/or operational restructuring.

Akhil is a Chartered Accountant (India) and CFA (US) and has been building professional experience for over 14 years. He is in the process of obtaining the "LIT" designation which is a license to practice Insolvency in Canada.

Akhil has been actively participating in the Chapter initiatives since 2020 and was instrumental in forming the regional professional circles in February 2021 which enabled members to connect with their peers in their neighbourhood and resulted in a series of virtual technical and networking sessions. He makes a conscious effort to mentor newcomers and assists them in navigating the job market. Akhil is looking forward to leveraging the "Directorship Platform" to connect with members extensively and help our Toronto Chapter to scale further heights.


Portfolio Team Members

Rajiv Sood
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Gaurav Kumar
Portfolio Team Member