PKF UAE Partners

Stany Pereira

Managing Partner

Stany, a Fellow Chartered Accountant, has been with PKF since 1987 and has been responsible for the development and management of the firm’s practise. He has an overall experience of over three decades in audit and assurance services. He also oversees the tax and structuring practise of the firm.

Hoshedar Cooper


Hoshedar joined PKF in 1992 and heads the consulting and outsourced professional services of PKF such as accounting, payroll, fixed assets and inventory. On the consulting side, his experience includes market research, feasibility studies, valuation of companies, financial projections and review of complex financial models for infrastructure projects.

Shajan Abraham


A Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant and CPA (USA), Shajan has been with PKF UAE since 1992 and is currently in charge of the internal audit division. He provides leadership to a wide range of services catering to governance, risk and compliance needs of clients.

Saranga Lalwani


Saranga is a fellow member (FCA) of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India andt has been with PKF since 1994 and has professional experience of over 25 years in the field of audit and assurance services, having extensive expertise in working with international clients and has been involved in audits of clients engaged in manufacturing, contracting, insurance, trading, real estate, consultancy and other services and money exchange business. She is also responsible for implementing technical, ethical and professional standards across the firm.

Jyotin Dholakia


Jyotin, a Fellow Chartered Accountant, has been with PKF Abu Dhabi since 2006. He has direct responsibility for the audit and assurance assignments and review of all such work carried out by Abu Dhabi office. He also leads the ICV certification program launched by ADNOC. He plays a pivotal role in managing client relationships and in mentoring and training new audit staff.

Shaji Joseph

Associate Partner

Shaji is an associate member (ACA) of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He has been with the firm since 2006 and has an overall experience of 20 years in audit and assurance services. Shaji is responsible for a significant number of national and international clients with multiple locations engaged in contracting, shipping, services, education, real estate and trading activities. His responsibilities include detailed planning of audits, ensuring quality, timely completion and resolution of technical and administrative issues.

Gaurav Shukla

Associate Partner

Gaurav Shukla is a Chartered Accountant (Fellow Member of the ICAI, India) and a certified Forensic Auditor (from ICAI, India). He joined PKF as an Associate Partner in Risk Advisory Division bringing in over 20 years of experience across diversified businesses. Throughout his career, he served several multinational corporations in multiple sectors such as manufacturing, retail, real estate, hospitality, technology-based startups, e-commerce, and cybersecurity.

With extensive expertise in technology advisory, business process improvement and risk management, he guides clients in navigating organizational change and adopting new technologies to align their business with leading industrial practices. He has successfully led ERP implementation and reviews, helping clients streamline their business processes and improve operational efficiency. He provides valuable insights into financial performance and identifies areas for improvement leading to organizational growth.

Gaurav is married to Mridu for 15 years and they have a 12-year-old son Aditya. Mridu runs her own Human Resource Solutions firm. Gaurav likes to write on his areas of interest and has a passion to travel to explore new places.

Shailesh Kumar

Director – Tax Services

Shailesh is a Chartered Accountant (Associate Member of the ICAI), having more than 15 years of experience in Taxation. He has rich experience of advising multinational companies on various domestic and cross border transactions and international tax issues, including Corporate Tax, taxation of Offshore & Onshore Supplies, Royalties, Fees for Technical Services, EPC contracts, Dividends, Permanent Establishments, Foreign Tax Credits, impact analysis of BEPS Action Plans for multinational enterprises, Tax Treaties amendments after implementation of MLI, etc. He has led structuring for several MNCs and large clients for tax planning and has represented clients in high profile tax audits and litigation proceedings before various tax authorities/appellate forums. He assists/ advises clients in the UAE on corporate taxation, international tax, VAT, Excise tax, Economic Substance Regulations and Country by Country reporting requirements.

Aashish Tulsaan


Aashish is an Associate Director with PKF. Aashish has been with PKF since 2004 and he is responsible for audit and assurance services for clients engaged in manufacturing, trading, construction, realty, travel and service industry. His responsibility includes liaising and advising clients on various accounting, financial reporting and audit related matters.

Sriram Ramakrishnan

Senior Manager

Sriram Ramakrishnan is a CFA® Charterholder with over 15 years of professional experience in strategy and corporate finance advisory.  He has worked with VC/PE firms, corporates, family offices and entrepreneurs on various advisory engagements including includes business/equity valuations, investment evaluation, market and financial feasibility studies, valuation of intangible assets, impairment testing of goodwill, financial projections, competitor benchmarking, diagnostic reviews, assistance with M&A and business plans. He has worked across sectors including food & beverages, real estate, hospitability, retail, healthcare, and manufacturing, among others.  He has been with the firm since 2015 prior to which he was working with an offshore advisory company in India where he was handling predominantly GCC clients.