The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) had instituted ICAI Awards in the year 2007 to honour and acknowledges the exemplary achievements of its Members who have attained exceptional levels of professional achievements in industry and business and are committed towards their goals.
ICAI continues its legacy to honour stellar individuals and organized 14th ICAI Awards, 2020 on 20th January, 2021. Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSME was the Chief Guest at the event. The Chartered Accountants who have excelled in their organisation and have brought good name to the profession were honoured during the award ceremony.
The occasion was graced by the awardees and members of Governing Council of ICAI. The Hon’ble Minister, while giving away the awards, congratulated the awardees on their exemplary performance and also thanked the ICAI for recognising the achievers. The Hon’ble Minister said “Chartered Accountants are growth engines of the economy who help the organisations during financial crisis”. He called for assistance of CAs in making India a 5-trillion dollar economy in the next five years.
While addressing the program, President, ICAI said “These awards recognize the members who have demonstrated excellence and portrayed an abiding commitment to achieve heights as CA professionals. With the support of all of you, the accountancy profession is ready to face new age challenges. Let us collectively work for a vibrant profession and to become largest Accounting body in the globe by 2024.”
The awards were given under various categories such as Business Leaders, CFOs, CXOs, Entrepreneurs, Educators, global achievers, achievers in public service etc. Two senior members in industry viz. CA. Vallabh Bhanshali and CA. Nimesh Kampani were honoured with Hall of Fame Award.
CA Achievers in public service, CA. Mahaveer Singhvi, IFS, Joint Secretary in Ministry of External Affairs, CA. Upender Gupta, IRS, Principal Additional Director General, Directorate General of Taxpayer Services and CA. Satish Golchha, IPS, Special Commissioner of Police, South Zone, Delhi were also awarded. Several other CEOs, CFOs were also honoured. The complete list of Awardees and photograph are attached.
The Award Function was preceded by a Jury Meet under the Chairmanship of Shri Sajjan Jindal, Chairman, JSW Group, which was held earlier on 14th January, 2021 at Mumbai.
This year, 198 nominations were received from members and ultimately 30 persons were chosen for the Award. These awards are much awaited by the members in industry and business.
Earlier during the day, a Leadership Summit was organised wherein several notable personalities addressed the Chartered Accountants on varied subjects. CA. Atul Kumar Gupta and Vice President, ICAI, CA. Nihar N Jambusaria addressed the gathering and the virtual audience on “Next Gen Professionals”. The Summit provided a platform for thought-provoking discussions on pertinent new age topics relevant to the CA Profession in which industry experts, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals participated.