Speaker Profile

Khushroo Panthaky
Mr. Khushroo Panthaky

Chartered Accountant, Mumbai

Khushroo B. Panthaky is a Fellow Chartered Accountant with 38 years of professional experience in Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Services. He is currently a Senior Partner with Walker Chandiok & Co LLP, an accounting and audit firm, which is a related party of Grant Thornton Bharat. Besides heading the Banking, Insurance & Financial Services (BFSI) Vertical nationally, he is the responsible partner for Public Policy affairs. He is also a member of the Partnership Board of the Firm.

Khushroo has an extensive experience in the accounting profession, both locally and internationally, and has been auditing and advising large corporations and multinationals. With a renowned international accounting firm in New York, Khushroo has hands-on experience in auditing large global insurance companies for three years. As an astute professional, he is driven by the notion that experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer. He has a detailed understanding and profound insights into local and International Accounting Standards / Auditing Standards, Corporate Governance, Internal Controls, Risk Management, Banking / Insurance / Financial Services, and Public Policy affairs.

Khushroo has a diploma in the Insurance Industry from the Darden Business School in Virginia. He graduated from Sydenham College of Commerce in Bombay. He is also an eminent speaker in many Workshops, Seminars, and Conferences, locally and internationally, and has presented technical papers in India, Singapore, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, and the USA on varied subjects and topics of technical interest.

Khushroo is a visiting faculty at select Training and Management Institutes in India and has been a prolific speaker on varied subjects on accounting, audit, law, financial management, financial services, corporate finance, governance, etc. He is very active with The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). He has represented at its Central and Regional Committees constituted for Accounting Standards, Auditing & Assurance Standards, Sustainability Accounting Standards, Ind-AS, Internal Audit, Corporate Governance, etc. Khushroo was also a member of the Editorial Board for the Diploma in Insurance and Risk Management (DIRM) and was a Technical Reviewer at the Financial Reporting Review Board (FRRB) of ICAI. He was a member of the Committee set up to finalize the curriculum and provide technical training as part of the initiatives of the Centre of Audit Quality, constituted by ICAI.

Khushroo is a member of National Committees constituted by the Confederation of Indian Industry, such as the Committee on Financial Reporting, the Committee on Insurance & Pension, and the Committee for CFOs. From the Harvard Business School, he has completed an Advanced Program on Managing and Transforming a Professional Services Firm. He is a part of the Independent Advisory Board of Studies constituted for MBA Law by The Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), a part of the Advisory Panel formed by Lloyds Business School, Manesar, and a visiting faculty at the National Insurance Academy in Pune.

Giving back to society is a thought deeply embedded in Khushroo. He believes that “Among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” He is a Trustee in prominent community Trusts and is involved in certain social activities, including CSR endeavors.