pri Certified CAs From India Turned CEOs of Various Renowned Organizations Certified CAs From India Turned CEOs of Various Renowned Organizations

Every CA aspirant dreams of owning a successful career in the future and the thought of having a stable future along with a desirable package itself is an inspiration for all. Well, there are other real-life inspirations who are by now the CEOs of various renowned companies in India and are CAs by qualification. A brief about them is a motivation for students pursuing CA.

Here is the list of individuals who have taken advantage of their CA knowledge and experience to become successful CEOs :


#1. Naina Lal Kidwai –

She is one of the prominent personalities in India making many go amazed by the tales of her achievements. Naina Lal is a certified Chartered Accountant and the former CEO and Country Head of HSBC India. She is also the president of FICCI and currently serving as the Chairman of Altico Capital and Max Financial Services.

She is the proud owner of the Padma Shri Award which she earned in 2007 for her memorable endowments in the fields of trade and industry.

#2. Keki Mistry –

A popular name in finance and banking, Keki Mistry is the Vice-Chairman and CEO of Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC). He is a certified Chartered Accountant who in the initial stages of his career worked with the leading hotel chains. The Indian Hotels Company joined HDFC in 1981.

He worked on various profiles with the Mumbai-headquartered financial services company and ultimately gained the title of CEO in 2010.

#3. Aditya Puri –

Aditya Puri is currently serving as the Managing Director and CEO of HDFC Bank. This successful CA is an inspiration to all the CA aspirants who are looking for scopes in the future.

Due to his achievements in the banking sector for over four decades in-house and abroad, by now his counting is done among the top CEOs and powerful bankers in the world.

He worked for Citibank in Malaysia as the CEO from 1992 – 94 just before his comeback in India as the MD of the renowned HDFC bank.

#4. Krish Iyer –

The President and CEO of Walmart India (the global retail chain), Krish Iyer is also an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) certified from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Prior to his comeback in India, he has served dedicatedly as the Senior Vice-President at Walmart International in the US.

If this is not enough of his achievements, he is also the proud owner of an ACA certification from the Institute of Companies Secretaries of India (ICSI).

#5. Rajesh Magow –

Rajesh Megow, a certified Chartered Accountant with a degree from ICAI, is an epitome of success. He is the co-founder and CEO of the renowned online travel company, a company with its roots spread all over the nation and headquarters in Gurugram.

Prior to his journey as a CEO in Make My Trip, he had worked as the CFO and COO in a popular travel company. Apart from this, he is also an independent Director at Flipkart, which is another well-known name in the e-commerce sector.

These were some of the influential from different sectors who effortlessly proved that a Chartered Accountant with the help of his/her expert knowledge and determination can become a successful CEO and become a resource to his/her company.

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