The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB), for the first time held a Student Summit on Saturday, 05 August 2017, at Sena Malancha, Dhaka Cantonment, Dhaka aiming to motivate prospective students about Chartered Accountancy (CA) profession and to show how CA profession can be a great career path to be a successful business leader. With the theme ‘Chartered Accountancy: Pathway to Business Leadership’, the summit was a gathering of 400-450 students mainly participated from prominent public and private universities in Bangladesh.
Apart from this, ICAB successful members who are heading corporate functions and businesses holding the positions of Chairman/Managing Director/CEO also participated in the programme. Additionally, Vice Chancellors, Deans & Chairman of Business Departments of different universities, ICAB Council Members and Past President were present in the programme.
ICAB president Adeeb Hossain Khan FCA opened the summit by delivering welcome remarks while director(Technical) Mahbub Ahmed Siddique FCA moderated the programme. ICAB Vice President (Education and Training), Mostafa Kamal FCA delivered a presentation on CA education and ICAB Student Summit Organizing Committee Chairman and Council Member Mahmudul Hasan Khusru FCA made the concluding remarks.
Among the successful Chartered Accountants, Ahmed Raihan Shamsi FCA, Chief Executive Officer, Accenture CIS Limited & Managing Director, Communications, Media & Technology, ASEAN, Akhter Matin Chaudhury FCA, Chairman & Managing Director, NUVISTA Pharma Ltd., Parveen Mahmud FCA, Past President -ICAB & Managing Director, Grameen Telecom Trust, Md. Samsul Alam Mallick FCA, Managing Director, New Zealand Milk (BD) Ltd., Noor-E-Khoda Abdul Mobin FCA, Managing Director and CEO, Emerging Credit Rating Ltd., and KhondkarAtique-e-Rabbani FCA, Managing Director, The Computers Limited gave motivational speeches for the students and inspire them for studying Chartered Accountancy.
Different CA Firms participated in the programme by setting their stalls in the venue to attract the students to get admission in their firms. Representatives from CA Firms provided information related to exemption policy, scholarships, Articleship, CA entry criteria, etc to them.