Mr.S.Dhanapal is a fellow member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India and Law graduate from the reputed Dr. Ambedkar Govt. Law College, Chennai (Five years Integrated Law course) and Commerce graduate from the University of Madras.
He is the founder and the Managing Partner of M/s. S Dhanapal & Associates, Firm of Practising Company Secretaries, Chennai. He has over 15 years of experience in the areas of Corporate Secretarial and Legal matters and has been mentoring corporate as well as professionals with his wide experience, knowledge and professional acumen.
He is a passionate reader, voracious speaker and prolific writer on varied corporate legal and secretarial matters. He regularly contributes as a speaker and writer in various professional forums/journals. He is a well known resource person, having addressed as speaker in over 200 national and regional forums throughout the country in various professional Institutes, Chambers, Universities and Colleges and other places. All his articles are widely appreciated and acknowledged due to his unique style of writing and practical coverage of the topic in a very simple language. Got accredited as best article published in the Magazine for two years by Chartered Accountant Study Circle.
He is also a much sought after corporate trainer and also been a trainer to various Government Authorities like Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), Office of Regional Director, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Chennai, Registrar of Companies, Chennai and Economic Offences and Commercial Crime Wing, Police Department, Government of Tamilnadu.
He also holds following position in various Professional Institutions, University and Chambers:
1. Elected Council Member and the office of Treasurer of the Southern India Regional Council of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (SIRC-ICSI)
2. Chairman of the Professional Development Committee of SIRC-ICSI
3. Council Member, Hindustan Chamber of Commerce, (HCC)
4. Chairman of Expert Committee on Corporate, Allied Laws, CSR, Governance & Ethics of Hindustan Chamber of Commerce
5. Member of the Executive Committee for Entrepreneurship Development of the Anna University
6. Committee Member-CII (SR)-Sub-Committee for CSR Initiatives
7. Committee Member for Accounting Standard for Local Bodies, Southern India Regional Council of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
He has authored three books so far, namely “LLP Made Easy”, “Handbook on Companies Act, 2013” and “Guide to Companies Act, 2013” all of which were very well received by the readers. “Guide to Companies Act, 2013” is one of the very few books available in the market on Companies Act, 2013 which presents the Act and Rules in a very simple, crisp and logical manner. This Second Edition of Guide to Companies Act, 2013 is updated with MCA amendments made till August 2015.
He was privileged to receive India’s most coveted Institutional Presentation and Prestigious Recognition Award of “BHARAT GAURAV AWARD” for being worthy example to inspire others for remarkable achievement in the Grand Annual Glittering Ceremony to be held at New Delhi organized by INDIA INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY, India’s leading Voluntary Organisation of Socio-Economic Existence, New Delhi in the year 2015.
He also privileged to get selected to receive India’s most coveted Institutional Presentation and Prestigious Recognition Award of “BEST CITIZENS OF INDIA” in recognition of his exceptional calibre and outstanding performance in his chosen area of activity by BEST CITIZEN PUBLISHING HOUSE, India’s leading Voluntary Organisation of Socio-Economic Existence, New Delhi in the year 2015.