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Naresh Shah
Director

Naresh Shah is a director of Russell Bedford (Dubai) Limited and a partner in Russell Bedford's London member firm, Lubbock Fine. Naresh joined Lubbock Fine in 1973, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1978.

Naresh is responsible for providing accounting and audit services to small andmedium sized entities including audits of UK subsidiaries of entities quoted on NASDAQ, and audits of FSA-registered entities such as a branch of a Swiss-based bank.

He advises both UK and overseas clients on tax planning and the establishment of international business operations through companies, trusts and the like.

Naresh also has considerable experience in advising on immigration and wealth protection and in assisting foreign clients investing in Europe.

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Stephen Banks
Director

Stephen Banks is a director of Russell Bedford (Dubai) Limited and a partner in Russell Bedford's London member firm, Lubbock Fine. After qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1995, Stephen worked for two other major accountancy practices before joining Lubbock Fine in May 2005. He was welcomed into the partnership in June 2007.

Stephen is responsible for providing accounting and auditing services to commercial, banking and regulated clients, including listed entities and internationally orientated businesses.

He also specialises in corporate finance with expertise in listings and mergers & acquisitions.

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John Donnelly
Director

John Donnelly is a director of Russell Bedford (Dubai) Limited, having joined the firm in 2008. He is a fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland, having qualified in 2000, and possesses vast experience gained through both mid-tier and Big-4 firms in the UAE and Ireland.

John moved to Dubai and joined KPMG in 2005. While with KPMG, he gained a broad knowledge of relevant local factors and regulatory requirements.

He is responsible for ensuring the quality of service provided by Russell Bedford (Dubai) Limited to our clients and overseeing client relationships. He manages our accounting, audit and regulatory reporting services to small and medium sized organisations including DFSA regulated entities.

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Tel: +971 4 401 9670
Mobile: +971 50 273 1726

Nitin Salian
Assistant Manager

Nitin Salian joined Russell Bedford (Dubai) Limited as an audit senior in May 2013. He is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Prior to joining Russell Bedford (Dubai) Limited, Nitin worked with one of the mid-tier audit firms in Dubai where he gained a considerable understanding of local factors as well as the region's regulatory requirements.

Additionally, he had extensive exposure in the fields of assurance, accounting, finance and consulting services.

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Tel: +971 4 401 9668

Mark Wilson Mallari
Audit Senior

Mark joined Russell Bedford (Dubai) Limited as auditor in January 2014. He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of the Philippines, having passed the licensure examinations in 2010.

After qualifying as a certified public accountant, Mark worked with one of the mid-tier audit firms in the Philippines where he gained vast experience in external and internal auditing. In addition, he has been exposed to other special engagements such as tax compliance and assessments, accounting and agreed-upon procedures.

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Tel: +971 4 401 9669