BKR International Worldwide Bulletin
September/October 2020
Letter from the Worldwide Chair
Dear Members,

It is with hope and humble thanks that I write my last letter to you as Worldwide Chair. Soon you will welcome a new Worldwide Chair, Graeme Boake (Johannesburg), in the grand tradition of our association. Thank you, Graeme, for taking this role. I am certain you will experience the same sense of welcome and support that I have experienced from leaders, members, and staff over the past two years.

To review our accomplishments together, I have to emphasize our unity in the face of challenges. In just two years, we have grown much closer — among our leadership, with our communications, and as people overcoming rapid personal and economic change. I could not imagine when taking this role in BKR International that we would suddenly all face the same disruption to our businesses, travel, and sense of personal health and safety. But here we are. And we have relied on each other.

Worldwide AGM Votes Due by October 27
Due to the pandemic, we have cancelled the 2020 Worldwide Annual General Meeting scheduled to be held in Amsterdam. In lieu of an in person meeting, the Worldwide Board has opted to ask our member firms to vote electronically on five key issues. Each member firm will be asked to approve the new legal structure for each of the regions. These legal structures have been approved by the respective regions at their regional annual general meetings earlier this year. In addition, each member firm will be asked to approve this year's audited financial statements, as well as nominees for the Worldwide Board.  

You will be sent all of the appropriate documents in early October, along with a link for each item requiring a vote. All votes must be submitted 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 27.  

If you have any questions, please contact our CEO, Howard Rosen, at howard@bkr.com.
Member Firm Profile:
Doli, Bambang, Sulistiyanto, Dadang & Ali (Jakarta)
Doli, Bambang, Sulistiyanto, Dadang & Ali registered public accountants (DBSD&A) is a merger of several accounting public firms in 2000.

Currently, we have 12 accountant partners and 250 professional staff, who have extensive experience in audit, tax, information systems and technology, and financial management, and have a strong commitment to develop human resources. Our clients are national and international companies, public companies that are listed in the Indonesian Stock Exchange, and state-owned enterprises.

DBSD&A is dedicated to providing our clients with high-quality, responsive financial services, a client-minded approach, and business opportunities. We value each of our clients and are committed to a working relationship that serves them best while always striving to go beyond their expectations.

Member Firm Profile:
PRATAPKARAN PAUL & CO. is a multi-disciplinary firm, based out of Chennai, India, and deals primarily in matters of audit, taxation, and advisory. Since its inception in 1985, the firm manages a plethora of assignments for its varied client base that includes listed entities, small to medium-sized enterprises, firms, and high net worth individuals. The firm is headed by Pratapkaran Paul, its managing partner who specialises in direct taxation including litigation and representation. The firm also handles many foreign companies and multinational firms, and has been involved and instrumental in their setting up operations in India. Having celebrated its 35th anniversary in the year 2020, the firm has seen new chapter dawn with its expansion into Insolvency and Bankruptcy related services. The firm thus offers a one-stop solution for an entire gamut of services.

View the October Worldwide E-Update
The October edition of BKR's Worldwide E-Update is now available here.
Catch Up with the EMEA Region
The September issue of BKR's EMEA Regional E-Update is now available here.
Blick Rothenberg (London) Announces New CEO
On July 31, Nilesh Shah stepped down as CEO of BKR Member Firm Blick Rothenberg and retired from the firm on August 31. Partner Nimesh Shah (no relation) has become the new CEO to lead the firm through the coming months and years.

Read more here.
Practice Group and Committee Updates
Download the recordings, presentations, and other documents from BKR's recent practice group and committee events by visiting the BKR Meeting Archive here.
Submissions for the November/December 2020 issue of the BKR International Worldwide Bulletin are due by Wednesday, October 7, 2020.
Volume 42 | Number 5