Harish Motichand Shah

Role with Committee OAUK Honorary Secretary (2019 – 2020)
E-mail harish.m.shah@oshwal.org
Profession Chartered Accountant
Qualification FCA, MBA (dip)
Profile I am a masters graduate and fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. I am the Chairman of North West London Society of Chartered Accountants, previously serving as Treasurer and Secretary.

I have wide ranging experience working with clients and the development of business in numerous sectors ranging from manufacturing, wholesale and retail activities, property, construction, renewable energy, fashion, media, entertainment, solicitors, travel agents and start-ups.

Having also worked on Oxford Colleges, academies, independent schools and charities I have gained valuable knowledge of the financial and tax environments they operate in.

I have significant experience in investigating business acquisitions and preparing financial due diligence reports for clients and financiers, successfully guiding clients through tax and valuation issues.

My key interests are travel and tennis, and I carry the burden of being an avid supporter of Liverpool Football Club with humour!

I have taken this role with the full support of my wife, Mayuri, and our three children. I was born and attended schools in Kisumu. I spent some of my best time there with friends and family. My dad, Motichand Fulchand Shah, was very active and always ready to serve the closely – knit communities. He acted in many capacities – Mayor of Kisumu, President of the Oshwal Association in Kisumu and President of the Rotary Club come to mind. His inspiration drives me.

Vision for Oshwal I hope to help our community in any way I can, at the same time sharing the experience I have gained over the years working with commercial and not for profit organisations.

I believe together we can grow and build a stronger, happy and healthy community. Somehow we have to bring the younger generation back to the fold – they are our future. And not to forget the elderly – we must do everything possible to keep them happy and healthy over their remaining time here.

In line with our principles we should always be humble, open-minded and willing to learn. Keep learning. Don’t be fearful. Make each small success into a bigger one.