About the awards

On the eve of 75 years of India's Independence, ICAI is organising a flagship event in association with CNBC TV18 ‘40 Under 40 – CA Business Leaders Awards’.

The awards aim to recognise and felicitate the exemplary contributions of young outstanding performers of ICAI members who have demonstrated excellence and portrayed an abiding commitment to achieve heights as CA professionals.

ICAI and CNBC TV18 have come together to celebrate the spirit of excellence of 40 dynamic Chartered Accountants under the age of 40 who have emerged as leaders in the profession and are setting an example for others to follow.

We are proud to associate with ICAI for the 40 Under 40 – CA Business Leaders Awards to honour and encourage these inspiring leaders as they are scaling to new heights and transforming the business at a global level.

Eligibility criteria.

The prospective contenders should meet the below mentioned eligibility criteria

Applicant must specify a key-worthy achievement with supporting document
Minimum experience should be of 5 years
Should be below 40 years i.e. born on or after 01.10.1982
Nomination is open for the members serving in Industry and business but not holding a Certificate of Practice (COP)

Evaluation Parameter

The prospective contenders have to describe one effective project undertaken by them with the below mentioned parameters.

Specification of the project objectives
Innovative methodology used in its execution and implementation
Digital Disruption Involved
Feasibility of the plan or project competency and relevance
Risk involvement and mitigation strategy
Value addition for stakeholders and contribution to sustainability and reporting thereof
Project execution effectiveness in terms of cost and timelines

Documents Required

Applicant must specify a key-worthy achievement with supporting document
Appointment letter for assessing experience
Supporting documents for assessing the information provided under evaluation parameters and other information required

Jury Members

Akhil Gupta
VC, Bharti Enterprises
Motilal Oswal
MD & CEO, Motilal Oswal Financial Services
Ramesh D. Chandak
Former MD & CEO, KEC International​
Mr. Ritesh Tiwari
Executive Director - Finance, HUL & Chief Financial Officer, South Asia
Mr. Rajesh Magow
Co-founder & Group CEO, MakeMyTrip
Mr. KV Chowdary
Former Central Vigilance Commissioner & Director, RIL


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