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Dinesh Mallan

Dinesh Mallan

Deputy Managing Partner and Head of Tax

After spearheading the Audit team and proficiently handling clients from all sectors with the latest tools of audit methodology for 17 years, Dinesh now serves as the Deputy Managing Partner and HEad of Tax of Grant Thornton in Botswana.

He is a member of the Policy Board of Grant Thornton in Botswana.


After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Dinesh joined SB Billimoria & Co. (now Deloitte & Touché) in India. He later joined Grant Thornton in 1999 as an Assistant Manager and with his expertise, was promoted to Partner in 2003.

In 2015, he became the Partner in charge of Risk, Quality Assurance and Careers and the Deputy Managing Partner in 2018, responsible for internal operational matters relating to the firm.

Dinesh has extensive experience in quality reviews of different service lines and also takes care of the firm’s risk management. He is also responsible for the People and Culture (Human Resources) team with specific focus on the career development of young aspiring professionals in the firm.

Sector experience

Dinesh’s sector experience includes various industries ranging from financial services including banks and stock brokers, property investments, construction, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, cross border operations, donor aided funds and parastatals. He is also involved in advisory services to owner-managed businesses.

Professional qualifications and memberships

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

He has been registered as a ‘Certified Auditor of Public Interest Entity’ with Botswana Accountancy Oversight Authority (BAOA) since its inception.

Invited member - Enterprise Risk Management Sub-Committee of Grant Thornton International, which is responsible for identifying and managing risks residing with the management of Grant Thornton International, member firms and Partners of these member firms operating across the world. This committee reports to the committee of Management Board of Grant Thornton International.

Past team leader - Grant Thornton International Audit Review (GTAR) team, that conducts quality control reviews of the Grant Thornton member firms and its audit practices across the world.

Past member - Technical committee, BICA. This committee recommends and monitors accounting and auditing standards in Botswana

Community involvement

Dinesh was a member of the Private Business Growth Awards committee in 2015. Presented in association with Business Botswana and Botswana Investment and Trade Centre, 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.

Dinesh 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

Dinesh has been a member of Grant Thornton’s corporate Toastmasters club since 2014, which has facilitated development of communication and leadership skills.

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam.

  • BCom
  • ACA (India)
  • FCA (Botswana)
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