Five Chartered Accountants in India who became successful CEOs
It is a prestigious and rewarding profession. A career in accountancy is also considered one of the best routes to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) role.
Here are five CAs who became successful CEOs in India.
Naina Lal Kidwai, the former CEO of HSBC India
She is also a former President of the FICCI. She is currently the Chairman of Altico Capital and Max Financial Services.
Kidwai was honored with the Padma Shri in 2007 for her contributions to trade and industry.
Keki Mistry, the Vice Chairman & CEO of HDFC
Keki Mistry, the Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), is a Fellow Member of the ICAI (FCA).
Mistry, who began his career with the leading hotel chain, The Indian Hotels Company, joined HDFC in 1981. After serving in various roles at the Mumbai-headquartered financial services company, he was appointed as the Vice Chairman & CEO in 2010.
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Aditya Puri, the MD & CEO of HDFC Bank
Aditya Puri, Managing Director & CEO of HDFC Bank, is also a Chartered Accountant.
He is ranked among the world's top CEOs and powerful bankers. He has been working in the banking sector for over four decades in India and several other countries.
He also served as the CEO of Citibank in Malaysia from 1992-94 before returning to India as HDFC Bank's Managing Director.
Krish Iyer, the President & CEO of Walmart India
Krish Iyer, the President & Chief Executive Officer of leading global retail chain Walmart's India unit, is an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) of the ICAI.
Before becoming the CEO of Walmart India, he also served as the Senior Vice-President at Walmart International in the US.
Notably, he is also an Associate Company Secretary (ACS) of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).
Rajesh Magow, the India CEO of MakeMyTrip
Before taking over the role of the CEO, he had served in many senior positions at the travel company, including the CFO and COO.
Notably, he is also an Independent Director at Flipkart, the country's leading e-commerce company.
Fellow Chartered Accountant
Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)
Institute of Company Secretaries of India
Naina Lal Kidwai
Associate Chartered Accountant
Associate Company Secretary
Chief Executive Officer
Five Chartered Accountants
Housing Development Finance Corporation
Indian Hotels Company
Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
Max Financial Services