Chairman Message

CA Ravi Deora
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India-Muscat Chapter

Dear Fellow Members,

Greetings from the ICAI Muscat Chapter!

Muscat Chapter recognizes that the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic around the world has left many in unpredictable and difficult situations. Our thoughts are with each of you, and we hope this message finds you, your family, and your friends in good health.

It is my honor and privilege to be elected as the Chairman of ICAI Muscat Chapter, the most prestigious professional body in Sultanate of Oman. I humbly accept to carry out the responsibility as the 14th Chairman of the Muscat Chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

During the existence of our chapter in the last 13 years, we have made tremendous progress. The success we achieved is not because of any one individual but with the collective efforts and work done by our founders, past chair, leaders and members year on year. We are certainly proud of the fact that CBFS and we are an integral part of the overseas Chapters of ICAI.

Thanks to all our founders, leaders, members, sponsors' and other stakeholders who support us in all our endeavors. But this success is incomplete if we don't thank enough the Late His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Al Said and His Majesty Haitham Bin Tariq Al Said and people of the Sultanate of Oman for the opportunities given to us to grow and advance in this land of opportunities.

I have been actively associated with Muscat Chapter for past 7 years of which 4 years as part of Sohar Sub Committee and 3 years as part of previous Managing Committee and today with all humility and passion I take on this role to serve you, along with the other Management committee members. I welcome all of my newly team to the Management Committee and wish them all the best in contributing and improving the Chapter activities. Due to Second Wave of Pandemic, this year will be challenging and we will be proposing our events virtually.

In line with ICAI's vision to be the world's largest Accounting Body and to have robust regulatory mechanism, we are in the process of developing strategic plan for 2021 to 2024 and would include areas:

1. Initiatives for Members including Organising various Quality CPE Events , Job portal and placement Service and E-library.
2. Initiatives for Students including various Certificate Courses for Finance institutions under patronage of CBFS.
3. Brand Building and Recognitions including various CSR Drives including supporting the COVID Fight in India and Oman.
4. Liaison with Key stakeholder including Indian Embassy, CBFS,MOCI, SAI, CBO, Oman chamber of Commerce, Ministry of Labor and other esteemed partners.

To successfully complete the vision of the Managing Committee, It is utmost important to have support and regular feedback from its members. We urge to send your valued inputs and suggestions to improve the activities of the Chapter.

The committee aspires to connect with the members and other stakeholders so as to provide platform for the benefits of our sponsors, partners and other stakeholders.

In these unchartered waters, we now have to face the new reality that our chapter activities this year will be mostly on webinar mode. This may extend up to the year end and may be beyond. We will have regular sessions on the current pandemic Covid-19 subsiding and subject to regulation from the local government.

Difficult times require different mindset, and the appeal is to be more humanitarian and realize the happiness of giving. We request all our members to contribute to various drives against corona virus and CA Benevolent Fund to support families of our fellow CA who are victims of this pandemic.

I look forward to working with you all because I believe that "Coming together is a Beginning, keeping together is Progress and working together is Success".

Thanks & Best regards,
CA Ravi Deora
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India - Muscat Chapter