• Fundraising

    We are raising money in Dhiren's memory for The National Brain Appeal


    "Our vision is to improve the outcome and quality of life for the one in six affected by a neurological condition"


    Funds raised will go directly toward the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, and the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology.


    You can donate here

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    "1 in 6 people in the UK have a neurological disorder" and "14.7m people are affected by a neurological disorder"

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    Dhiren Shah

    Born - Moshi (Tanzania)


    International Corporate Tax Advisor (and Chartered Accountant)


    - Led Global Tax Strategy at Glaxosmithkline (GSK) (1982-2010)

    - Senior Tax Consultant at Diegeo, Unilever et al (2012-2019)

    - Oshwal Association Treasurer (2018-2020)

    - Shishukunj Treasurer (1997-2000)

    - Member of the IFA (International Fiscal Association) UK Branch Committee
    - Involved with the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation

    - Partner at Electro Tycoon and Etail Distribution

    - Traveller and adventurer

    - Father to Pratik and Shirin


    Dhiren was highly regarded in the tax world, and was often invited to speak alongside other industry leading tax professionals.

    Dhiren Shah, Everest Base Camp trek 2018

    Intellectually curious, adventurous and selfless.


    From humble beginnings in Moshi, at sixteen Dhiren moved to the UK alone. He went on to scale great heights in his career, which took him to all corners of the globe. He was highly regarded by all those he met.


    His positive, “can do” attitude and mental resilience are inspirational qualities – even in his 60s, he pushed himself beyond any physical limitations to ascend both Mt. Kilimanjaro and Everest Base Camp.


    His desire to help others was illustrated by various charitable endeavours – as Treasurer for Oshwal (2018-2020) and former Treasurer of Shishukunj (1997 – 2000).

    Please send any thoughts, memories or photos to dhirensummaria@gmail.com

  • Remarks

    Some thoughts that various friends/colleagues from around the world have shared about Dhiren

    "He was a wonderful human being and friend. Top class in his field of expertise but humble to the core.He was known for his authenticity and integrity. One of a kind!"

    "He was incredibly kind, calm and always smiling when I worked with him"

    "he achieved a great deal in a complex field and earned respect and friendship around the world"

    "he was a very warm thoughtful and incisive person..we hope that there is some comfort in the knowledge that he was such a well liked and respected person and will always be warmly remembered"

    "people always remember fondly the gentle and thoughtful leaders"

  • Travel

    Dhiren travelled regularly to all corners of the globe - here are a few travel facts:


    Dhiren was lucky enough to fly supersonic more than a couple of times!


    3 most visited countries:


    1. USA (46 times)

    2. Singapore (27 times)

    3. Japan (24 times)


    More than 3000 hours flown (approx. 4 months)

    In excess of 1.5 million miles flown (more than 50 times around the Earth)

  • Thank you

    Thank you to all who have donated so far and to the overwhelming number of people who attended to pay their respects.