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Meet The Team

Meet the Team

Arun

Arun Ravindranathan

CEO

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Arun completed his training as a Chartered Accountant in India in 2001 and has since been based in the UK. In 2005 he completed his ACMA and achieved an MBA (London school) in 2007, specialising in Strategic Management harnessing his academic skills Read more…to head up the operational side of the business and also to market the benefits of outsourcing internationally.Arun is the brains, brawn and inspiration for the growth of GI. He has taken GI from just a handful of employees through to a 100+ company servicing clients from literally all around the world. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm as well as managing the firm’s large accounts.Arun is well placed to talk to accountants about their day-to-day operational issues and also to be a useful resource for planning a long-term business strategy incorporating outsourcing. He firmly believes that integrating the potential of outsourcing will bring tangible benefits to his clients.Hide This Content


Shailesh

Shailesh Patel

Director

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Shailesh is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. In the early 90’s, the firm of Macilvin Moore was set up in central London with Shailesh as one of the founding partners.The firm made significant inroads in attracting high profileRead more… work, such as the audit of EU aid monies, and actively sought to serve the needs of growing businesses with tax planning and business development issues.Shailesh has been with the company since its inception and adds his considerable professional weight and experience to the smooth running of the business on all fronts. His professional expertise is a mainstay in dealing with businesses of all types when assisting to provide solutions in a commercial context, to achieve the clients’ goals.Shailesh is married with three children and in his spare time enjoys listening to music. He is an avid golfer and you are bound to see him showing off his handicap on a golf course, somewhere near you.Hide This Content

Kehul

Kehul Patel

Chief Operating Officer (COO) India-UK

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Kehul joined GI INDIA in 2000 and literally lives and breathes GI. His involvement in the UK office started in 2003, with responsibilities in managing the operational side of the UK business. His specific tasks revolved around overseeing the collation, briefing and Read more…final quality checking of all the work coming out of our India office. Kehul is a consummate professional with ‘hands on’ experience in the accountancy business and is well able to handle all the outsourcing queries efficiently and courteously. Although he is mainly based in India, he is in frequent touch with all of our clients and happy to banter about sport. He travels over to the UK every few months and when over here really enjoys the chance to meet clients in person. He always insists on driving to clients so he can relish the experience of driving on high quality roads.Hide This Content

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Rohit Davda

Director (India Operations)

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Rohit has had a distinguished career in management and process control methods. His past involvement in the minerals and commodities market has given him vital experience in dealing with a variety of large corporates and as a result, he is an excellent operations manager. He has also Read more… had a lot of ‘hands on’ experience running businesses (including a thriving family business for a good few years). Rohit’s primary role for the India operation is to oversee the strategic operations and directing the various task teams for a smooth and seamless operation. Rohit is very approachable and if necessary, would be delighted to speak with clients directly on all matters concerning their projects.At leisure he enjoys playing with grand- children. Socialise with friends at local clubs and involved in charitable activities.Hide This Content

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Manoj Kadam

VP (India Operations)

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Manoj is the Senior Member of GI India Operations. The ‘buck’, literally stops with him and he carries a considerable weight of responsibility for the smooth running of the operation. Manoj is GI’s ‘Mr Fixit’, his attitude is that nothing is too onerous or too insignificant not to matter.He has been with GI sinceRead more… its inception and has developed superb interpersonal skills, both with clients and staff in order to ensure the delivery of a quality service in all areas of outsourcing. Manoj has several team leaders working directly under him and reporting to him on a daily basis. Internal communications is a noticeable strength of the India operation and Manoj has worked extremely hard to build and maintain a successful operating model. All recruitment and software training is overseen by Manoj and with regular visits to the UK, he continues to keep in touch with changing technology and the growing needs of the business. Manoj has young family and enjoys watching action films.Hide This Content

Shivas

Shivas Mahadeva

Senior Accounts Manager

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Shivas brings with him over 9 years experience within the finance industry and comes with a background in outsourcing accounts, specialising in the hospitality industry.
He has achieved a MBA in Finance and graduated fromRead more…Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2007. During his career he also undertook a part qualification in CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants).As the newest member of the team, Shivas will operate as the lead point of contact for any client matters; he will build and maintain strong relationships with clients as well as manage and solve clients’ issues.As a calm person he has the ability to deal with clients’ feedback and satisfaction effectively.
He displays strong skills in simplifying and communicating complex financial scenarios and juggling multiple priorities within a demanding and fast paced working environment.
His leisure time consists of playing cricket and badminton – like the rest of the men in GI. GI will soon have their very own cricket team.
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Jarmila Pereira

Accounts Manager

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Jarmila really enjoys learning about new things and finding out about different businesses. In her current role with GI she’s learning all the time and working with people from all different backgrounds, cultures and locations.Read more… Jarmila originally started GI as the CEO’s PA. Over the last few years her remit has extended into a wider practice management and client account management brief. The clients she looks after tend to be GI’s small firm accountancy clients. Before Jarmila joined GI she took on various roles as an Executive Assistant to directors and C-suite individuals in the world of banking.Jarmila is on a mission to get the office to eat healthily and is currently winning.Hide This Content

Maz

Marianna Reguibi

Marketing Executive

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Marianna never says no! Her attitude to work is exceptional, with a thrive of working towards goals and enjoys working under pressure. Her role with GI as Marketing Executive is definitely cut out. She looks after all things press related andRead more… will often be the first point of contact with clients and the friendly face of GI. As the youngest member of GI, she brings the fun into the business and allows GI to let their hair down. Marianna also known as ‘Maz’ has 4 years experience in Marketing and PR and holds a BA Hons degree in Journalism and PR – she sure knows how to chat.
Marianna has a flair for design and enjoys creative writing. She will be creating content for magazines, national publications and websites as well as building a reputation between GI and journalist.
Marianna loves all thing beauty, travelling and chocolate brownies. In her spare time she enjoys dancing, so if you lose her-you know where to find her.Hide This Content

Anto

Antoaneta Pop

Accounts Manager

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Antoaneta’s motto has always been ‘Focus on the solution, not the problem’ and this is what she lives her life by both personally and professionally. In her current role with GI as the Accounts Manager she looks after all of the SME clients. Read more… Antoaneta is a highly skilled and well trained professional, with extensive experience of working within management, supply chain, logistics, inventory control, sales and bookkeeping. She has over 10 years of experience and has a proven track record of thriving in high pressured and challenging environments. In her spare time she enjoys a good movie, listening to music and when she’s feeling creative she tries her hand at some sewing!Hide This Content

Vinit

Vinit Jhala

Technical Accountant

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Vinit is our Technical Accountant. He brings with him many years of working within practice as a fully qualified accountant and is responsible for providing training to our UK and India staff. He is one of the quiet ones in the office but exceptionally capable and always on the look out for ways “that things can be done better.”Read more… Like Jarmila in our team, he is the parent of twin girls. You could say, that he comes into the office for some peace and quiet.Hide This Content

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