Late KIRAN SANGANI, B.Com, F.C.A., LLB ( General )
Mr. Sangani is a founder of the Company. He graduated from Sydenham college in Mumbai and became a full fledged Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Simultaneously, he completed his studies of law and acquired as well a Bachelor Degree in Law. He started his career with the same distinguished firm of Chartered Accountants in Mumbai where he had completed his articleship as a part of Chartered Accountancy. During his tenure with the firm, he gained vast experience in Financial Accounting ,and Auditing in diversified sectors of Manufacturing, Banking, Government and Trade. In 1977 he relocated to UAE (Dubai) and joined a well known trading group as a Chief Accountant. Within four years he was promoted to Finance Manager reporting directly to the President for planning, execution, reviewing and finalisation of accounts. Several changes and innovations were introduced by him for sound financial planning and control systems.
Subsequently Mr. Sangani established his own firm of Chartered Accountants in Dubai in 1984 under the name and style of "SANGANI & CO." Since then he has developed a portfolio of 100+ clients spread over a wide spectrum of industries. He expanded on his existing range of services to not only include audit but also encompass other related services such as bookkeeping, company formation, financial and business consultancy and many other services.
Mr. Sangani has been an active member of the Dubai Chapter - Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He was elected as an Hon. treasurer of the Chapter for the years - 1986-87 and 1987-88. His professional standing was acknowledged by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India when he was accepted as a fellow member of the Institute in 1985. He was Hon. Secretary of the Dubai Chapter - Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, for the years 1998-99 & 1999-2000. He was also Hon. Secretary of Overseas Indians Economic Forum, Dubai, U.A.E. ("An Association of all leading Indian business community of U.A.E.") for the years 1998-2000 & 2001-2002.
He was also the Vice President of Indian Business & Professional Council, Dubai, U.A.E. It is an association of all leading business personalities in Dubai. It is recognized and licensed by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and it is under the patronage of H.E. The Ambassador of India to U.A.E. and the Consul General of India, Dubai, U.A.E. At present he has been elected as a member of the governing board of Indian Business and Professional Council.
PRATIK SANGANI, B.Com, F.C.A., CPA, CIA, CISA
Pratik completed his Bachelors of Commerce from Chinai College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai. Simultaneously, he obtained his Chartered Accountancy (ACA) qualification from India in the year 2002 and was All India 32nd and 42nd rank holder in both the Foundation and Intermediate stages of the CA course respectively. In June 2010, Pratik was admitted as a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (FCA).
After passing his Chartered Accountancy from Mumbai, Pratik started his career with KPMG in Dubai. He was in external audit field and handled audits of clients involved in retail, television broadcasting, construction, trading, manufacturing, servicing, travel and tourism, share broking, ship management and so. He also obtained his Certified Public Accountancy (CPA) qualification and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) qualification.
After working with KPMG for 3 years (2002 - 2005), Pratik joined Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), in United States of America (USA) in external audit line of service. Also, he was part of Sarbanes Oxley team for a major public client.
After working with PwC for 2 years (2005 - 2007), he joined Sangani & CO and is responsible for overall services rendered by the Firm.
Specifically Pratik is responsible for the assurance (statutory and internal) services rendered by the Firm and handles portfolios comprising Banks, Hotels, Exchange Houses, Jewellery Groups, Construction Companies and Groups with significant revenues.
SHABBIR PATANWALA, B.Com ( Gen )
Director - Business Consultancy
Shabbir Patanwala is part of the Firm since 1988. He has completed his Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University.
Since being with the Firm Shabbir has worked in various departments of the Firm. Mainly he performed external audits for clients having presence in various niche sectors like hotels and hotel apartments, exchange houses, jewelley groups apart from the trading companies etc and has thus gained immense knowledge in these sectors. He was also involved in conducting certain special audits in the finance sector and was part of the team involved in investigation assignments on behalf of the Central Bank of UAE.
After demonstrating his immense knowledge in leading audit teams and managing audits in the above mentioned sectors, he played a major role in settingup of the Company Formation Services department of the Firm. Shabbir is responsible for rendering services to the clients in relation to (i) setting up of Companies in UAE (LLC, partnerships etc), Free Zones (FZE, FZC, branch etc), offshore companies (JAFZA offshore, BVI, etc), and (ii) services relating to liquidation/closure procedures in relation to Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), Companies in various Free zones and offshore Companies.
Alongside the above, Shabbir manages the overall administrative aspects of the Firm to ensure smooth operations of the Firm.