#CareerBytes: 5 famous Chartered Accountants in India to know about
In India, Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) provides the three-level CA program comprising Foundation, Intermediate, and Final courses. CA is also one of the most prestigious degrees and respected professions in the country. Here are some famous Indian CAs who have excelled in their careers.
Kumar Mangalam Birla is one of the most famous Chartered Accountants in India. The billionaire industrialist is the Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, which is one of the largest conglomerates in the country. He is the Chancellor of the reputed Birla Institute of Technology & Science. He is also a philanthropist who contributes to better health and education facilities for the weaker sections.
TN Manoharan is another successful Chartered Accountant in the country. He is the Chairman of Canara Bank, one of India's largest public sector banks. He is also a former President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Manoharan is best known for restructuring the accounting scandal-hit IT company, Satyam Computers. He was also conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri award in 2010.
Naina Lal Kidwai is another well-known Chartered Accountant from India. She is the first Indian woman to graduate from the prestigious Harvard Business School. She was a Group General Manager and the Country Head of HSBC India. She is also a former President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). She was honored with the Padma Shri award in 2007.
Motilal Oswal, the promoter and founder of the famous Motilal Oswal Group, is also a Chartered Accountant. He is currently the Chairman and Managing Director of Motilal Oswal Financial Services. Oswal has received a number of awards, including the ICAI's "Excellent Business Achiever in Financial Services" award and the "Udyog Rattan Award" for his contribution to financial and industrial sectors.
Indian stock guru Rakesh Jhunjhunwala needs no introduction. He is known as one of the most successful stock investors in the country and is also called the "Warren Buffet of India". He is also a qualified Chartered Accountant who is one of the richest persons in India today. According to Forbes, his net worth was $3 billion (as on 1 Jun'18).