Mahendra H. Gaitonde qualified as a Cost Accountant from the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India (ICWAI) in 1996. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) (ICFAI, India) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified in Financial Management (CFM) (IMA-USA).
Mahendra joined PKF in September 2007 as an Assistant Manager in the Back Office Support & Services (BOSS) division in the Dubai Internet City office, bringing with him more than 10 years of post qualification experience. He currently handles a portfolio comprising leading local and international clients involved in the trading and service sectors.
Prior to joining PKF, Mahendra worked for over two years with SKF India Ltd. in their Mumbai office, as the Finance Controller of their Industrial and Service Business Units, in charge of accounts, budgeting, project costing and MIS, and was also a team member of the SOX implementation project. I the five years prior to SKF, he worked as an Accounts Executive with Mahindra and Mahindra Financial Services Limited and with Johnson & Johnson Limited in their Mumbai office.
Mahendra is married to Minal who works as an Accountant in Dubai. His extra-curricular interests are mainly playing cricket and badminton , reading and listening to music and he is also a movie buff.