Rashid Rahman Mir, partner of Russell Bedford member firm Rahman Sarfaraz Rahim Iqbal Rafiq, has been elected as one of the two Vice Presidents of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) for 2008/09.
Rashid Rahman Mir has over 20 years of experience in practice. He has diversified experience of audit, tax, management consultancy, project analysis and corporate law matters.
Rashid was elected to the ICAP Council for the first time in 2005. He has been actively involved with the Institute's various committees including the Investigation, Examination and Executive Committees.
He is currently also serving as a Member of the Board of Governors of the Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants. Previously, he was Vice President (2001-02) and President (2005-07) of the Pakistan Tax Bar Association.
Rashid's firm, RSRIR, was formed in 2006 as the result of a merger between Rahman Sarfaraz & Co. and Rahim Iqbal Rafiq which were formed in 1980. The firm has been a member of Russell Bedford International since September 2006.
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