Mr. Dilip B. Desai
Founder and Group Chairman
Mr. Dilip B. Desai is a Fellow Chartered Accountant, a National Scholar and a Gold Medalist. With three decades of focused exposure, he is well known for his competence & innovation in the field of taxation in both Direct as well as Indirect and Corporate Advisory Services, including M&A.
After a short stint with a ‘Big4’ firm, he founded D. B. Desai & Co. (DBDC) to develop an organization which had twin strength, namely (a) the value system, principles and ethics of every large & reputed organization and (b) the vision, drive and ‘go-getting’ spirit of a passionate entrepreneur.
His vision has led to (i) emergence of Desai Haribhakti, a leading national firm of Chartered Accountants, further transformed later as Baker Tilly with international outlook and (ii) setting up of an exclusive Baker Tilly Global Centre of Excellence (GCE) to provide ‘best-in-class’ professional services overseas with plans to develop a ‘Skill Institution’ as its backbone. The GCE is expected to set up a new benchmark in presenting Indian professional talent & services on a global landscape. Being a major ‘Make in India’ initiative in services sector, it has received compliments even from our Honourable Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi.
Mr. Dilip B. Desai has, from time to time, been associated with ICAI as well as various leading chambers, management schools, law schools and universities in various capacities, including Member - Board of Studies, Chairman, Lecturer, Paper Setter &/or Head Examiner. Mr. Desai is also a prolific speaker, having participated in more than 300 national and international seminars, conferences and training programmes as Chairman, Keynote Speaker, Panelist and/or Paper Writer.
Mr. Shailesh V. Haribhakti
Founder and Chairman
(B.Com, FCWA, CFP, CFE, Certified Internal Auditor, FCA)
Mr. Shailesh V. Haribhakti is an inspiring thought leader who defines the future of Baker Tilly. Over decades of hands-on professional involvement, he has worked through myriad engagements which have set the foundation for the future of Baker Tilly.
He has represented India on the Standards Advisory Council (SAC) of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). He has worked with PBAS, an affiliate of IFC Washington, to establish activity-based costing and strategic planning processes in Polish SMEs.
Mr. S. V. Haribhakti is a staunch believer in corporate social responsibility, governance and promoting a greener environment. He actively promotes these causes through forums like ASSOCHAM, CII and the Indian Merchants’ Chamber by participating in the process of framing regulations and standards.
Affiliations & Memberships
Mr. S. V. Haribhakti lends his expertise to several professional and regulatory bodies including:
- Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)
- Indian Merchants’ Chamber (IMC)
- National Stock Exchange of India
- Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
- Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
- The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM)
- International Accounting Standards Board (IASB)
- Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
- Bombay Management Association (BMA)
- Financial Planning and Standards Board (FPSB - India)
Mr. S. V. Haribhakti is an active speaker at several seminars, conferences and training programmes. He has been associated with IIM-Ahmedabad as a visiting faculty member. He frequently contributes to leading newspapers and business magazines.