Our Resource Team

 

We differentiate ourselves from others on the strength of our resource team. The best of people are hand picked by our core team to join us in designing and delivering our courses. Each of them are accomplished professional with rich experience in the professional world.

We present to you our core resource team:

Arif Ahmed

Arif Ahmed is a Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and MBA (Finance). He was awarded a doctorate for his work in the area of risk management. He is an ISO7799 Lead Auditor from British Standards Institute (UK). Professional expertise of Mr. Ahmed is in the area of finance and risk management with over 22 years of experience. The application of the skill is in the area of corporate risk management, Information security audit, Basel II compliance for banking sector, and allied. He has provided professional services around Indian sub-continent and for clients in France, Australia, Singapore, Dubai, etc. He has been involved in designing and vetting various Information Technology Security related Policies for banks. He has also been appointed by World Bank for improving operational risk management of financial institutions. He is a reputed trainer and speaks in the area of his expertise at various seminars, conferences, and training programmes around the world. Mr. Ahmed is a guest faculty for student, executive, and CPE programmes of XLRI (Jamshedpur,India), George Washington University, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, etc. Mr. Ahmed is a Professor and Director in South-Asian Management Technologies Foundation. He is co-author of books on IFRS and IS Audit,  published internationally by John Wiley & Co.

Veena Hingarh

Veena Hingarh is Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, a Company Secretary and Certified Information System Auditor (ISACA, USA) with 15 years of working experience. She is a rank holder in both her intermediate and final examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She focuses in the areas of Finance, IFRS, and Information Systems Audit and is one of the pioneering professionals in this area. Her area of specialisation, in addition to IS Audit, is integrating IFRS issues with accounting system, designing of IS Audit Policies, IS Audit manuals, etc. She is a known trainer in the area of her specialisation. She has deliberated in many seminars, workshops, and professionals training programmes around the world. She is also a guest faculty for student, executive, and CPE programs of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Company Secretaries of India, George Washington University, etc. She is a founder member of the Kolkata chapter of ISACA. She is a Joint Director in South-Asian Management Technologies Foundation. She is co-author of books on IFRS and IS Audit, which are  published internationally by John Wiley & Co.

Rishi Khator

Rishi Khator is a Certified Public Accountant (USA), Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, and a Certificate in IFRS. He has a post qualification experience of about 20 years and is a partner in Chunder Khator & Associates, Chartered Accountants with offices in various cities if India. Main area of work of Mr. Khator is internal audit, consulting, corporate training, audit, and taxation, Mr. Khator has significant experience of working nationally and internationally in his area of expertise. He is a well-known speaker in CPE workshops in the area of Accounting Standards, IFRS, US GAAP, Internal Audit, Corporate Governance, etc. He is a regular speaker in various professional forums including CPE programmes of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Association of Corporate Advisors and Executives, Views Exchange Study Circle, Chambers of Commerce, etc. He has authored a book on personal finance titled “Right Now” and hosts workshop by the same name on personal finance and money management skills for improving financial literacy and capability of participants He has been invited to speak on large number of seminars and workshops around India. He is a part of the resource team of South Asian Management Technologies Foundation and is involved in the area content development, course delivery, and content review.

Phil Griffiths

Phil Griffiths is Founder and Managing Director of Business Risk Management Ltd.

A Chartered Accountant, he has over 25 years’ experience in risk management, internal audit and fraud prevention as practitioner, professional adviser, facilitator and trainer. He has held top management positions with a number of international groups, in roles embracing finance, IT and general management.

His area of expertise include the following:

  • Assisting senior management to identify, manage and then exploit the risks within their business via facilitated business risk management programmes
  • Helping internal audit functions to implement world class standards
  • Developing fraud prevention, detection and investigation programmes tailored specifically to client’s requirements
  • Training both private and public sector organisations in all the above disciplines

Phil is recognised as an accomplished and charismatic facilitator, trainer and lecturer having advised many renowned organisations, coordinated top-level events and addressed national and international conferences on a wide range of critical business topics. He has worked extensively with all sectors in the Gulf during the past 10 years to enable such organisations to exploit their potential by managing their strategic risks and/or enhancing the effectiveness of their internal audit services.

He is a renowned author and his highly acclaimed book Risk Based Auditing was published In 2006

He is a part of the resource team of South Asian Management Technologies Foundation and is involved in the area content development, and course delivery.

Arijit Chakraborty

Arijit Chakraborty is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), MBA, Certified Internal Auditor (USA), and Diploma in IS Audit (ICAI). Mr. Chakraborty has rich working experience in the area of accounting and assurance. He has worked for major international accounting firm like Ernst & Young, KPMG, Price Waterhouse, and Deloitte. He is a reputed speaker in CPE workshops in the field of accounting and finance and is respected for his experience in the area of his expertise. He is a regular contributor to professional accounting journals and newsletter with more than 150 published papers to his credit He has served as member of Board of Governors, Institute of Internal Auditors India -Kolkata Chapter; Internal Audit Standards Board (IASB), Standards Committee, IIA India; Permanent Research Committee, ICAI and others. He is a part of the resource team of South Asian Management Technologies Foundation and is involved in the area content development, course delivery, and content review.