Vijay Kalyanaraman
FCA, FCCA, ACMA, Grad CWA,CNE

Vijay Kalyanaraman

Partner, Advisory Services
Head of Advisory Services (AS) and Grant Thornton’s IT team in Botswana.

Member of the Grant Thornton Botswana Policy Board.

Experience
Vijay joined Grant Thornton Botswana in 1996. He worked as a branch manager in Selebi-Phikwe and later on took charge of the Northern operations of the firm.  Vijay moved to Gaborone in 2002 to take charge of the Advisory services team and has been a Partner since 2003.

Sector experience
Vijay is responsible for building the Advisory Services practice at Grant Thornton Botswana.  Vijay’s experience includes setup and management of the Francistown branch operations of the firm. He has been instrumental in building up the Diamond clientele services particularly to the DTC sight holders, apart from the other stakeholders.

He has been the lead advisor of several corporate transactions in Botswana and assisted a lot of businesses with restructuring and turnaround strategy.

Vijay has been part of several co-sourcing services to major corporates and listed entities,

covering roles including Head of Internal Audit, Risk Manager and Expert Advisor in setting up the Risk management function. He has lead several risk workshops for organisations in Botswana.

Professional qualifications and memberships
Vijay has attended the International Partners Development Programme organised by Grant Thornton International and regularly attends Grant Thornton Advisory programmes. He has attended several training programs on specialist services – covering business risk services, valuation and transaction / lead advisory services.

Vijay is a Fellow Member and the current President of Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA), Member of BICA executive council and current chairperson of BICA Tax Committee. 

Representative of BICA on BOCCIM’s HLCC – Finance and Doing business committee

He has in the past served as Chairperson of Membership and Examinations committee, Public Relations committee and Education & Training committees of BICA. 

Board member of Botswana Accountancy College and a member of the Board Audit Committee.

Member of Grant Thornton regional Advisory and IT Committee

Community involvement
Actively involved in various corporate social responsibility activities of Grant Thornton in Botswana

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

T: +267 395-2313
M: +2677624-2313
E: vijay@grantthornton.co.bw