Our Team

Key Staff Profiles

Mahmud P K Merali, FCA ATII CPA (K)

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales, Certified Public Accountant (Kenyan) ,Certified Public Accountant (Zambia) & an associate member of the Institute of Taxation (UK).

In 1978 Meralis Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors was set up in London by Mahmud to provide accountancy, auditing ,tax and business advisory services to clients both in the United Kingdom and worldwide .

An Executive partner of the Meralis Group Mahmud is the regional head for EMEA region. He has been providing the highest quality of professional services to clients in the UAE for almost a decade.

Meralis with offices in London, Abu Dhabi, Dubai & Jeddah and associated Baker Tilly Meralis offices in Iraq, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia & Uganda are able to offer an increasing global presence and global solutions with an in-depth understanding of international business. Mahmud serves as consultant to multi-national companies & listed entities in the UK, UAE and East Africa.

He is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of one of the largest listed retail company in Turkey and is a member of its Corporate Governance Committee and had chaired the Audit & Risk Management Committees.

Meticulous in his approach Mahmud leads the audit teams providing Service Charge Audits, Efficiency reviews, General Fund & Reserve Fund reviews, Audit of cash flow statements, Service Charge Model reviews , Budget reviews & Consultation to RERA on scope of audit for Owners Associations registration.

He provides for the Dubai Real Estate Institute training and consultancy to Owners Associations & Community Managers.

Sheen Zhao, BA ACCA

  • Member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants since 2005

  • BA in Economics from Hebei University of Economics & Trade – China

  • Over 7 years' experience in accounting, audit and taxation

  • Specialises in tax investigations, tax planning, and tax consultancy

  • Responsible for an interesting portfolio of clients in various industries

  • Has recently completed MBA. In her leisure time, Sheen enjoys thrashing the boys at badminton and a good night out with friends

Madhav Bhandari, MBA FCCA CPA (K)

  • Fellow member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants

  • Registered Kenyan Certified Public Accountant

  • Over 14 years' experience in the accounting and audit field

  • MBA in Finance with Manchester Business School

  • Undertaking UK based CIPFA qualification

  • Performed financial statutory audits and provided taxation consultancy to a wide range of clients of the firm including both private clients and non-governmental organisations receiving public funding

  • Involved with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants on technical matters and regularly consulted by them on increasing the quality of other local practitioners

  • A keen sportsman and an ardent supporter of the Liverpool Football Club Madhav enjoys playing squash, going to the gym with his better half and doting over their two young sons.

Ihsan Mustafa, BA ACCA

  • Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

  • BA in Economics and Accountancy

  • Experience in the accounting and audit field since 2001 in a wide range of businesses in the UK and Middle East including: Financial Services, Consultancy businesses, Travel agents, Charities, Solicitors, Property development, Nursing homes, Surgeries, import and export, and restaurant chains

  • Worked in the finance departments of medium and large industrial organisations in London, Birmingham, Dubai, Beirut, and Damascus

  • Whilst not busy typing away on his PC, Ihsan enjoys putting his feet up and being pampered by his wife and two lovely daughters

Salma Quraishy BA (Hons) MCIM

  • A graduate in Business Studies & Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

  • Over 10 years' experience in offshore company formation and administration of international business companies in various offshore jurisdictions.

  • Salma has been with the Firm since 1998 and has extensive experience in dealing with clients from various parts of the world each with their unique requirements and company structure in mind.

  • Assists clients with company set up, compliance, business or group structuring.

  • Works closely providing support to the senior partner when dealing with overseas clients and the wider areas of trusts, private investment and consultancy.

  • As the group co-ordinator she liaises with the regional offices from the London office.

  • A devoted mother she enjoys reading and entertaining. Already proficient in English, Urdu, and Kiswahili she is now learning the Arabic language.