Sandip Premchand Shah

Area South
Role Area Treasurer
Profile I was born in Thika, Kenya and moved to Hounslow (Middlesex) in 1973 where I continued with my secondary education. In 1979 we moved to South London where we had a family business and I went into work as a trainee accountant studying CIMA with a manufacturing business.

Since 2009, I have my own business specialising in management accounts for small to medium size companies.

Since moving to South London, I was part of a group of 6 people who started the Oshwal Youth Club where we organised many sports and social events. I am pleased to say that the club in the new format is still going strong today and celebrating its 40th Year.

I was also part of the committee that took the first ever Oshwal Yuvak Sangh UK team to Mombasa, Kenya in 1985 with 50 participants.

I then chaired the 1999 team that took more than 200 participants to celebrate the Centennial year for Oshwals in Kenya. This even took place in Nairobi. To organise events such as this takes a great deal of time, effort, dedication and I am very pleased that we had that great team spirit.

I am married to Nutan and have 2 children (adults!) Rishi & Anika.
Interests include playing golf, skiing and various other activities. Social gathering with friends and family is also very important to me.

Vision This is my second term as a treasurer for the coming 2 years 2018-2020. I want to be part of a team that is proactive in bringing the change required for our accounts to be in real time. The last 2 years was a start but with better communication, we hope to improve.

Area focus will be on continuity all the events that are currently taking place under various portfolios.

In addition we will have a new community centre to think about. My vision is to build a better and stronger Oshwal community that can provide for the youths of today and care for the elderly. When building this centre, we have to think about the long term needs for both. The youth club has been part of my life and want to see this getting stronger and stronger. We want to encourage people to get involved in whatever capacity they can and be active.