Rikhi is the Managing Partner of Deloitte Trinidad & Tobago (T&T). He has worked with the firm since 1994 and currently leads the Financial Advisory Practice. He has also worked with Deloitte in the Cayman Islands where he was assigned to their Financial Advisory department and assisted in liquidations and special investigations into banks and other financial institutions.
He is a fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (United Kingdom) and a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad & Tobago. He holds a Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting (Canada) and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (USA).
Mr. Rampersad is the founding partner of the legacy firm. His professional career in the field of accounting is in excess of 30 years. He has extensive knowledge of Income Tax, Corporation Tax and Value Added Taxation (VAT) laws of Trinidad & Tobago. Mr. Rampersad is responsible for Public Relations and ensuring adherence to the highest quality of all aspects of the firm’s advisory services, as well as providing lead partner services and second reviews to the majority of the firm’s major clients.
He is a fellow of the Institute of Certified Chartered Accountants (United Kingdom) and a practicing member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad & Tobago and Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (England).
Derek has worked with the firm since 1993 and is currently the Lead Audit Partner. During his tenure, Derek has been exposed to many different areas of the accounting profession including Audit and Assurance, Accounting Services, Taxation and Corporate Secretarial Services. He is currently responsible as lead engagement partner on a number of the firm’s large energy, manufacturing and retail clients and also performs second partner reviews of a number of the firm’s audit engagements
Derek is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (United Kingdom) and holds a practicing certificate from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad & Tobago (ICATT). During the 2011/2012 term, Derek has the role of 1st Vice President of ICATT. He is also Alternate Director on the ICAC (Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean) Board for the term June 2011 to June 2012. He is also the firm’s Director of Independence and Talent, Learning and Development Leader.
David has been an audit partner with Deloitte & Touche for almost 10 years. He spent the first 7 years of his career in the UK where he trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London and then moved to Deloitte in the British Virgin Islands for a couple of years. His career has since taken him to South Africa (3 years), Kenya (4 years) and Tanzania (3 years). In January 2009 David became a partner in the Canadian firm and was immediately seconded to the newly opened office in Trinidad & Tobago to take up responsibility as the Lead Client Service Partner for Royal Bank of Canada’s Caribbean audits with RBTT Bank being the largest audit client of the Caribbean and Bermuda cluster. He also has a number of large multi-national audit clients including American Life and General Insurance Company (ALGICO), ArcelorMittal, Berger Paints, Kimberly Clark and Baker Hughes. He is the partner in charge of risk and reputation as well as being the Professional Practices Director for the Trinidad office.
During his time as an audit partner with Deloitte, David has served a number of multi-national and listed entities in the financial services, retail, agricultural, manufacturing, hotel and leisure, telecommunications and the donor / not-for-profit sectors. He has detailed knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards as well as UK GAAP and US GAAP.
Arun Seenath is currently the Business Process Outsourcing & Taxation Partner with 10 years in the firm. He has experience in the areas of Audit & Assurance, Business Process Outsourcing, Taxation and Information Technology. Over the course of his career, Arun has worked with local and multinational companies in a variety of industries, including energy, retail, financial services and manufacturing.
Arun holds a practicing certificate from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago and is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of England.