In India, Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after professional courses. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) provides the three-level CA program comprising Foundation, Intermediate, and Final courses.
CA is a prestigious and respected profession. There are also some Chartered Accountants in the country who went on to become successful entrepreneurs.
Radhe Shyam Agarwal is one of the most famous entrepreneurs in the country. He is the Co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Emami Group.
He is not only a Chartered Accountant from the ICAI but is also a Company Secretary from Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
He graduated from Kolkata's St. Xavier's College and had also pursued LLB and MCom from Calcutta University.
Nirmal Jain, the founder of India Infoline Group
Nirmal Jain is a billionaire businessman in the country. He is the founder and Chairman of the India Infoline (IIFL) Group, a financial conglomerate based in Mumbai.
He is a certified Chartered Accountant from the ICAI. He had pursued Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) from Mumbai University's Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics and then did a PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad.
CA Sonia Singal launched a recruitment portal for Chartered Accountants
Sonia Singal, a Chartered Accountant herself from the ICAI, launched CA Job Portal (cajobportal.com) - India's first job recruitment portal exclusively dedicated for CAs - in 2013.
She co-founded the CA recruitment portal along with her husband, Anurag. Sonia, who began her career as a Consultant at Deloitte, had pursued the CA program furring 2006-10 from ICAI.
#4: Rajesh Magow, co-founder of MakeMyTrip, is also a CA
Rajesh Magow is a Co-Founder and CEO (India) of MakeMyTrip, a leading Indian online travel company that is headquartered in Gurugram. He is a Chartered Accountant from the ICAI. He is also an Independent Director at FlipKart.com, the country's leading e-commerce company.
Dhruv Shringi, a Co-founder and CEO of Yatra Online
Dhruv Shringi is another popular Indian entrepreneur who is a Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of another leading online travel company, Yatra Online, based in Gurugram.
He is also a qualified Chartered Accountant from the ICAI; he had pursued the CA program during 1994-97. He holds a BCom (Honors) degree from the Delhi University and an MBA degree from INSEAD.