Arindam is a Director with over 19 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 7 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 strategic business advisory 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), viability reviews, enterprise risk assessment, 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 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 has been a member of the Private Business Growth Awards internal judges panel since 2017. 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.

Arindam is also involved in various other CSR activities of Grant Thornton in Botswana, the latest being Tshwaragano Primary School adopted in line with the “Adopt a school” program.

Presentations and publications

Arindam has been a member of Grant Thornton’s corporate Toastmasters club since 2015, which has facilitated development of communication and leadership skills.

Arindam has contributed articles on Food service and Travel, tourism and leisure industries for Grant Thornton publications.

In 2017, he was involved in conducting a CIMA workshop on ‘Restructuring versus Liquidation’.

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Bengali.

Qualifications
  • B.Com Hons
  • FCA