Rajesh Narasimhan Partner Gaborone +267 370 7109 +267 76 205 478

Rajesh is the partner in charge of the Taxation team. He has over 24 years of experience of which the last 20 years have been in Botswana and in tax.

Experience

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1994, Rajesh, continued to work as an audit assistant at NC Rajagopal & Co, gaining experience in taxation services in India. He spent his first 2 years after qualifying in the non-banking sector in India and the next 2 years in international textile trading company in Singapore. He gained vast experience in dealing with foreign currency markets whilst in Singapore.

He came to Botswana in 1998 in employment with PKF Gaborone where he became Partner in charge of taxation services in 2004. He then joined Grant Thornton in 2007, and became Partner in 2012.

Sector experience

Rajesh has been engaged with taxation and tax consultancy for a multi-sectoral client base in Botswana. He has gained experience in taxation planning for companies and individuals.

Professional qualifications and memberships

Rajesh is a fellow member of Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA), an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Madras, India.

He serves as a member in the Tax committee of BICA and has been ranked first in the tax examination conducted by the institute. He represents the tax committee for various tax issues with the Botswana Unified Revenue Services on a regular basis. He is also the examiner and moderator of the Principles of taxation papers for the Botswana Chartered Accountnacy exams.

Community involvement

Rajesh was a member of Grant Thornton’s Private Business Growth Award committee in 2017. 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.

Rajesh 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

Rajesh 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.

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