Arindam is a Director with over 20 years of experience in transaction advisory services, business risk services, finance and accounts, and equity research. He has been associated with Grant Thornton’s Advisory Services division for 9 years. Arindam joined Grant Thornton as a Manager and has grown up the ranks to the position of Director.

Experience

Arindam completed his Chartered Accountancy course in 1997 from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. His professional career started with a renowned tea company in India in their Finance division. Subsequently he joined the Internal Audit division of Bata India Ltd and then headed the Accounting division of their retail channels for 3 years.

Arindam then took up the role of an Analyst with an equity research outsourcing firm providing offshore support to Deutsche Bank analysts covering the retail and luxury goods sectors.

Arindam is responsible for transaction advisory services, business risk services, and business consulting services to Grant Thornton’s clients.

Sector experience

Arindam has been involved in providing financial and commercial due diligence, valuation (equity & bond), financial modelling, M&A advisory (sell-side & buy-side), reporting accountants’ opinions, viability reviews, risk assessment, internal audit, financial procedures preparation and other business consulting services to clients across a wide range of non-mining industries.

He is a specialist in the consumer products / retail and food service and travel, tourism & leisure industries at Grant Thornton in Botswana.

He has experience of handling teams of varied backgrounds and has an aptitude to coach and train staff, and transfer skillsets.

Professional qualifications and memberships

Arindam is a fellow member of Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) and associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).

Community involvement

Arindam was a member of the Private Business Growth Awards internal judges panel in 2017 and 2018. Presented in association with Business Botswana and Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC), this initiative is Grant Thornton’s biggest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity that encourages and honours the development of growing private businesses in the country.

The firm and its people actively participate in giving back to the local community. Our most recent contributions include the National COVID-19 Relief Fund and support provided to Tshwaragano Primary School on Grant Thornton annual CSR day 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Presentations and publications

Arindam has contributed articles on food service, Travel, tourism & leisure and Banking, Financial Services & Insurance industries for Grant Thornton publications.

In 2017, he was involved in conducting a CIMA workshop on ‘Restructuring versus Liquidation’. He also involved in workshops conducted by the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) in 2019 on Corporate Finance Advisory and Sustainability & Integrated Reporting. 

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Bengali.

Qualifications
  • BCom Hons
  • FCA