Hailing from the island paradise of Fiji, Adarsh Dutt, co-founder of forward-thinking accounting practice Oyster Hub, is approachable, easy-going and friendly in nature. These are characteristics that have helped him thrive in business, especially during the COVID period.
“I don't stress easily, in fact we care and are focused more on nature than material things. I am a very happily married man with a lovely wife who really complements me and my style. We work together well and that makes us an ideal match. We both love our involvement in various charities and other activities like camping, hiking and four-wheel driving,” says Dutt.
“These activities helped us get through the COVID period. Balance is a very important part of my life and I love exploring new destinations all around the great Australian backyard. From the moment I came to this country I absolutely fell in love with the land, the people and the diversified cultural backgrounds of so many Australians,” he adds.
Dutt’s passion for numbers began at a young age. “As a kid, I loved the challenge of balanced ledgers. My dad used to own a sugar cane farm and, as a very young schoolboy, I was responsible for paying our cane cutters’ wages. It was truly the best time of my life trying to work out how much to pay, the bonus to which they were entitled and putting their pay in yellow envelopes to hand to them. The joy on their faces made me realise problem-solving and making people's lives easier was my calling. So I moved to Australia at just 17 to study for a bachelor's degree in business and commerce.”