Ravi Arumugam, FCA CVA

Ravi Arumugam, FCA CVA

Founder, Managing Partner, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman

Ravi is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of RT LLP and RT Group of Companies. He is a Fellow practicing member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, a Fellow Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a Fellow Certified Practising Accountant of Australia. He is an Approved Tax Advisor and a member of ASEAN CPA.  He holds a Specialized Honours degree (member of Dean’s Honour Roll) in Business Administration from Schulich School of Business at York University, in Toronto, Canada. His area of specialization was in Banking and Finance.

Ravi has been in the profession for 35 years, out of which 28 years in various management positions. He has a wide range of experience in the various fields of finance and he has worked in various countries. He also spent 5 of those years in Singapore Telecoms as Finance Director of International Finance looking into SingTel’s acquisitions overseas. During the mid-1990s, as an Audit Manager at Deloitte, Singapore, he worked on a variety of assignments ranging from audit of large MNCs, IPOs, due diligence, investigative accounting and expert witness matters, among others.

Ravi has led major audit engagements such as the statutory audit of listed entities in NYSE, government projects and other listed companies in Singapore. He has headed a number of cross-border assignments and advises on a variety of financial matters such as rights issues, corporate funding matters, acquisitions, due diligence, business plans, valuations, etc. He started his career in auditing/finance in 1986 in London, where he trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

He has acted as an expert witness in a number of legal matters. In his role as an expert witness, he has done extensive work as a forensic accountant and interpretation of technical standards. He has also been consulted on estimation of financial losses, damages, account of profits  and valuations for court matters.  As a member of the Panel of Financial Experts, he advises the courts on matters relating to Family Justice Courts.  Ravi has been appointed to a number of professional committees, including statutory boards. He also contributes to society and the profession as a Board member of  ISCA Cares, where he is the Vice Chairman.