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Suresh Nandlal Rohira
Bahrain

Suresh Nandlal Rohira

Partner - Tax Advisory

Mr. Rohira is a Partner at Grant Thornton Bahrain leading the Tax Practice. He has over 27 years of experience with global consulting firms and with the industry wherein he has worked on varied matters related to tax structuring, business strategy and business operations. His primary role at Grant Thornton Bahrain involves establishing and manging the Tax Practice, and with the developments happening on tax laws in the Region, he intends to set up a Centre of Excellence which could be of relevance to all.

In his consulting experience, he was with Grant Thornton India, heading the Indirect Tax Practice and was instrumental in establishing a strong presence while developing a team of around 200+ members with 7 Partners/Directors delivering close to 175+ Tax (GST) assignments. Prior to that he was with leading BIG4 and boutique consulting firms wherein he led several large projects providing end-to-end Tax and Business Solutions.

During that stint, he led several large projects providing solutions on the Tax structure and on the other elements of business i.e., operations and economic substance, leveraging on additional Government Incentives for setting up of manufacturing units / service units / software parks / BPOs. He was instrumental in setting up 3 Special Economic Zones, around 7 manufacturing units and close to 45 plus service units in the software and other services sector. His involvement was right from the stage of structuring the business, to identification of the location for those units, setting up, engaging with the Government, commencement, and distribution thereafter.

He has restructured businesses / transactions for several multinationals, which has brought in significant tax efficiencies including operational ease.

Apart from his consulting experience, he has spent around 8 plus years across industries such as pharma and steel, wherein he was a part of the management team leading the tax and legal department initially and thereafter graduating to COO to lead the operations and different spheres of business.

He also has rich experience on Anti-dumping and Anti-subsidy Laws in the European Region and represented before the European Commission from time to time. Being eloquent, he is also a regular speaker at various forums and news channels like CNBC, Times, Bloomberg etc, including contribution to print and social media. 

His qualifications are Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Law and Executive Education from Harvard Business School.

Area of Expertise

  • Tax Planning and Structuring 
  • Business Optimization 
  • Business Advisory
  • Tax Structuring 
  • Process improvement 
  • Economic Substance Requirements 
  • Corporate Governance
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