Executive Chairman and Board Member
Ravi Arumugam is the Founder, Board Member, and Executive Chairman of RT ASEAN – the first multi-disciplinary professional network, headquartered in Singapore, from Asia, to be admitted as a full member of The Forum of Firms. He is also the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of RT LLP and RT Group of Companies
Ravi is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and holds a FCA (Singapore) title. He is a certified Public Accountant, approved by ACRA. He is also a Fellow Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (“ICAEW”), a Fellow of CPA Australia and ASEAN CPA . He is also an Accredited Tax Advisor with the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals. 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. He was awarded In-House Scholarship by the University for academic excellence.
Ravi has been in the profession for more than 30 years and has a wide range of experience in the various fields of finance and business advisory. He advices on matters of corporate finance, including mergers and acquisition, valuation of businesses, due diligence, business restructuring, amongst others. He has also advised on a number of forensic work involving accounting irregularities and interpretation of technical concepts and accounting standards. He is often called upon by law firms to provide his expert views and opinions and has appeared in Courts to provide evidence as expert witness. He has been involved in litigation support work throughout his career.
He started his career in 1986 in London with a large accounting firm, where he trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He was awarded the Member’s Recognition Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales for his contributions to the profession.
In the earlier part of his career, Ravi spent 5 years in Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) as Finance Director of International Finance looking into SingTel's acquisitions overseas. During the mid-1990s, as an Audit Manager in Deloitte & Touche, Singapore, he worked on a variety of assignments ranging from audit of large MNCs, IPOs, due diligences, investigative accounting and expert witness matters, among others.
Ravi has led major audit engagements such as the statutory audit of a listed entities on the New York Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange, 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.
Currently, Ravi serves in the Continuing Professional Education Committee of ISCA. He is a Board Member and Treasurer of ISCA Cares, the charity arm of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He is a panel member of the Disciplinary and Complaints Committee.
In the past he has served in the Corporate Governance Committee, Financial Statements Review Committee and Auditing and Assurance Standards Board.
Ravi was a Board Member of the Hindu Advisory Board (Statutory Board) an appointment by the Minister. He was also the Vice Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Hindu Endowments Board.