DHC Becomes Member of Baker Tilly International, Creating a Major Presence in India

Baker Tilly International has strengthened its presence in India by adding Desai Haribhakti Consultants (DHC) to their network.

Based in Mumbai, DHC is a multi-disciplinary firm with a wide geographic presence in a further ten locations, covering all the key cities in India. Under the leadership of Shailesh Haribhakti and Dilip Desai, the firm has 80 partners and directors and a further 1,300 professionals that provide accounting and assurance, taxation, risk advisory and corporate finance advisory services.

Geoff Barnes, CEO and president of Baker Tilly International said: “Being a member of the BRICS, India is considered to be one of the major growth economies of the future. DHC’s membership provides our network with a strong base to take advantage of the potential for growth and business opportunities in the country. Working with the wider Baker Tilly International network, DHC offers both domestic and international clients an in-depth understanding of the local market, combined with the high level of service standards on which our members pride themselves.

“Additionally, a Global Centre of Excellence will be launched in India with the aim of creating a pool of professionals to readily serve global markets. In parallel, a skills institute will be set up in India designed to train graduates to be top class professionals able to meet the demands of the global business community.”

“We are confident that this initiative will transform the landscape of professional services in India and that the competence of Indian professionals in the accounting, corporate and tax world will be recognised globally”, said Dilip Desai, chairman of DHC.

“As one of India’s leading accounting and consulting firms, our membership in Baker Tilly International will help us extend our reach and access resources that will enhance our ability to serve our clients’ needs around the world. We are excited at the prospect of working with Baker Tilly International and its member firms.” said Shailesh Haribhakti, group chairman, DHC.