From Chairperson's Desk

CA Rupalakshmi Setty
Chairperson, ICAI Doha Chapter

Dear Esteemed Chapter Member,

Greetings !
It gives me immense pleasure to take over as 37th Chairperson of the Doha Chapter of ICAI, and as second woman chairperson of the chapter.  I am deeply grateful for the trust and faith you have bestowed in me and I assure you that I will leave no stone unturned to meet your expectations. I have been part of the Chapter’s Excom in various roles since 2011, and have worked under guidance and leadership of some of the best chartered accountants. I now feel confident and fully equipped to assume the challenges posed by the Chairperson’s role.
CA Gaurav Kakkar, our outgoing Chairman and his team have done phenomenally well during the last term and has left us a good base from which we can develop. I personally, have gained a lot through my close association with Gaurav. Thank you Gaurav for all your valuable tips and advice.
I would like to thank all the past chairpersons, executive committee, sub-committee members and our chapter members for their unconditional support in setting a new record for our chapter during the last year and we will work towards sustaining and building on the high standards that ultimately benefits us all.
With all the opportunities and challenges that come with this position, I am of the belief that this journey will be accomplished together with our very capable team that includes, CA Rukkaiya Pachisa as Vice Chairperson, CA Sandeep Chowdhary as Secretary & CA Nirlep Bhatt as Treasurer.  I also congratulate CA Jithu J Koshy, CA Ankit Agarwal, CA Abdul Nassar P, CA Jaison PT for being elected as executive committee members.
With the excellent track record of this team, I have faith that we shall continue the good work of serving our chapter members in their growth as Chartered Accountants.

  • Some of the high level initiatives that my team has planned for this term are:
  • Technical/Professional Education seminars with current relevant topics and eminent speakers
  • Conducting full day Workshop
  • Exchange of knowledge across the borders and the sharing of the vast pool of experience and ideas by conducting our annual flagship International Conference
  • Creating awareness amongst school students for CA as a career option by conducting seminars/workshops at schools
  • Members and their family participation through various networking events like Annual Cricket Fiesta, Sports Events, CSR Events
  • Continue the membership drive to maximize enrollment of the CA’s residing in Qatar
  • Undertake initiatives to promote Brand ICAI both locally and Internationally through liaison with other corporate entities and established regulators in Qatar

I look forward towards continuous support, participation and feedback from members to accomplish the above mentioned initiatives.
As I take on this role as the Chairperson of the Doha Chapter, I wish to thank my parents, teachers, professors, mentors for their guidance and advice, with special mention of my mentor CA Minaxi Rachchh for her guidance and advice. Whatever I am is only because of their good wishes and blessings.
I sincerely thank all past chairmen for their remarkable contribution to this chapter. These illustrious leaders will always be honored for their mentorship and time & again our chapter will look forward to have continuous inspiration, ideas and advice from them.
The essence of ICAI is the continuous growth of all the members in academic, professional spheres towards which the seminars, conferences, workshops, CSR events are painstakingly put together  to serve as platforms for adding to our technical knowledge, expanding our network and instilling pride for being part of the CA family. We pledge to build upon the considerable legacy that has been bestowed upon us and draw strength from the large pool of wisdom and experience that are made available to us as members of this prestigious institute.
I welcome all our esteemed members and team members to the new term and hope to work together towards this common vision.
Best Regards,
CA Rupalakshmi Setty
Chairperson, Doha Chapter of ICAI