Madhavan Venkatachary
B. Com, ACA (India), FCPA (Botswana)

Vijay Kalyanaraman

Partner, Audit Assurance
Madhavan is a Partner in the audit assurance team with more than 10 years in the field of audit and assurance services. He has been actively involved in imparting training on audit methodologies to the audit team. Madhavan specializes in the audits of various governmental, quasi-governmental and non-governmental organisations amongst others.

Experience
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India with a certificate of merit in Auditing, Madhavan worked in one of the largest private sector banks in India (erstwhile Bank of Punjab Limited).  

Madhavan joined Grant Thornton in January 2003 as a senior executive and rose to become a Senior Manager in 2008.  He was promoted as a partner in Jan 2010.

Sector experience
During the course of his employment, Madhavan has undertaken the audits of several paratstals like BOCODOL, BIDPA, NFTRC, BNPC, NPF, government aided schools, many of the donor funded audits of NACA, SADC, UNHCR,  audits of Bank of Baroda, Global Holdings Group and also many other companies in Botswana. He has been instrumental in the management of parastatal and governmental audits.

Professional qualifications and memberships
Madhavan is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Fellow member of Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is a committee member in the Public Sector Committee of Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants and a National Training Partner / facilitator in the Sub-Saharan Grant Thornton training academy. He is also a B Com graduate from IGNOU, New Delhi.

Community involvement
Madhavan actively participates in social events and charity organisations. He is a frequent blood donor in India and Botswana.

Languages spoken
Madhavan is fluent in English, Hindi, Kannada and Tamil (Indian languages).

Contact details
Plot 50370, Acumen Park, Fairgrounds
Acumen Park
P O Box 1157
Gaborone, Botswana

T: +267 395-2313
M: +267 7625-1731
E: vmadhavan@grantthornton.co.bw