19 - 21 April, 2020 | Dubai, UAE

Anand Soni

Group CFO AAB Tools Group

Anand is a Seasoned Senior Finance and  Commercial  Professional with more than   25 years of multi-dimensional experience in Managing Group Financial, Commercial and Business Affairs of Diversified Business Units   in local and International markets across Manufacturing, Contracting, Construction, Petroleum  and Refinery  , Property / Real Estate, Retail/ Trading, Investment,  Services, Stock Brokerage Business units.


ANAND   is also a corporate trainer cum financial consultant. He   has conducted corporate workshops on various finance, commercial and general management subjects for working professionals and top Ownership. He is also a frequent speaker at Finance Conferences/ Workshops/ Seminars / Summit.

During 2015, he    was one of the finalists at CFO of the   Middle East 2015 award. 

Conference Day One Monday, 17 June 2019

Monday, June 17th, 2019

4:00 PM Key Enabler – Approaching Gcc Vat

What will the consequences of rolling out VAT in GCC look like?
With UAE and Saudi taking the first leap of implementation of VAT, the other GCC countries are not far behind. The question is how will VAT Impact on intra-GCC trade operations and Reverse Charge Mechanism for intra-GCC imports.
  • With current VAT being at 5%, is there a possibility of seeing it move higher in the near future?
  • What are the key lessons learnt with Saudi and UAE?

Conference Day Two Tuesday, 18 June 2019


Strategic cost control without killing business initiatives
This session includes case study which highlights the plan of actions taken by Anand and his team to work on cost control measures after the business plan was not accepted by the Board. Cost control is generally considered a tough and unpleasant exercise and has many myths around it. Is it indeed so tough?
Key question: When and why cost control can fail in businesses?
- Understanding cost control vs. austerity and cost control vs. cost reduction
- The key ingredients in cost control processes

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Anand.

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