In Memoriam

Md. Ibrahim Mia

Partner at SK Barua

Md. Ibrahim Mia worked in the Christian Commission Development of Bangladesh in the finance department for 35 years before joining SK Barua. He became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh in 1982. He got a fellowship from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh on 12.10.1988. He had years of experience in finance, accounting, auditing, and taxation while specializing in various NGOs and international development organizations.
Md. Ibrahim Mia joined S. K. Barua & Co. Chartered Accountants in 2017 as a partner. He attended the Empacta general assembly in 2018 held in Cyprus. He contributed his years of experience in auditing, financial reporting, compliance, and taxation matters of various clients including NGOs and limited companies till his death on 30th November 2020.

Vladimir Schnittke

FWS Partner

Most people know Vladimir as fearless advocate of those who suffered from repressions in the Soviet Union. The "charity-pharmacy", that he founded in Saint Petersburg, was legendary. For years, he undertook concert tours through Germany to collect funds for those who suffered from repressions. He always put an emphasis on the social dimension of human rights. But this was not all: He had a deep interest into economics and natural science. Endlessly we could talk about polymeres and comets. Did you know that he was a pecialist for the Tunguski meteorit? That he saw Fidel Castro, when he was on an expedition in Murmansk? His family history is still a treasure that has to be secured. Vladimir was FWS partner from the beginning. He helped us with his wise recommendations. We miss him very much. Frank Fabel

Edin Tahirovic

Markart d.o.o., Sarajevo, FWS audit partner

I met Edin first in the aftermaths of the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1999. I was surprised by his courage and prudent fearlessness in all his professional behaviour. He was able to talk straight forward with "criminal authorities". He was a very careful accountant, but accounting was not all: A brilliant musician, with a good sense of humour. I learned from him that there is something common between music and accounting, and this common denominator is: harmony. Together we realized audits in difficult circumstances - for instance in Kosovo, while the war was still raging. His longing for peace was very visible. May his soul rest in peace! Frank Fabel