Event – Bangkok – 18-21 November 2015
Chartered Accountants Worldwide sponsored a group of young Chartered Accountants from across our six member bodies to take part in the One Young World youth leadership summit in Bangkok from 18-21 November. The annual international conference and think tank brought together over 1,300 of the brightest young people from around the world to debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues the world faces, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change. Keynote speakers this year included musician and campaigner Sir Bob Geldof, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Nobel Prize winner Professor Muhammad Yunus and North Korean Defector and Human Rights Activist Yeonmi Park.
As well as representing Chartered Accountants Worldwide alongside their home institutes, our delegates got the chance to network with other attendees to demonstrate how the analytical and problem solving skills of Chartered Accountants can contribute to improving the world we live in. Chartered Accountants Worldwide also hosted a break-out session, chaired by O2 CEO Ronan Dunne, on the Ethics of International Business.
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
Stephanie graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2014 with majors in accounting, psychology and sociology and is currently a Provisional Member of Chartered Accountants ANZ, studying the CA Program. She works as an auditor at WLF Accounting & Advisory in Hobart, Tasmania and particularly enjoys assisting clients with improving their internal controls and business process and assessing and managing their unique risks. Stephanie is particularly interested in sustainable reporting and how important it is for organisations to communicate social and environmental impacts, in addition to financial information.
|Elynn Tupou Ta’anea ‘Atiola|
Elynn Tupou Ta’anea ‘Atiola graduated from Victoria University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration, majoring in Accounting and Commercial Law. Since then she has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Professional Accountancy (2009), Bachelor of Laws (2014) and Masters of Law (2015). She is currently a Provisional Member of Chartered Accountants ANZ and is studying the CA Program. She currently works for the New Zealand Defence Force as a graduate accountant. Her key areas of interest are: Auditing, Financial Reporting, Fraud, Forensic Accounting, Education, Law, Youth and Women’s issues.
Chartered Accountants Ireland
|Gráinne Ní Hódhráin|
Gráinne is the current Chairperson of the Chartered Accountants Student Society Ireland (CASSI) and holds a first class honours degree in Law and Accounting from the University of Limerick. Having previously completed two internships with Deloitte, she joined Deloitte as a trainee accountant in the Corporate & International tax department in September 2012. Gráinne is currently a Senior Tax Assistant and specialises in mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and international tax planning.
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See Gráinne’s profile on the One Young World website
|Chian Tyng Beh|
Chian Tyng qualified as a Chartered Accountant of ICAEW at the age of 22, under the articleship of Folks DFK & Co in Malaysia. She currently works with CIMB Investment Bank and specialises in real estate financing. She manages a loan portfolio for several Malaysian property developers and infrastructure groups, and was part of the team who led and arranged the Bank’s large and high profile real estate lending transactions in London. She also plays a role to encourage potential students of ICAEW by speaking at career guidance forums.
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Chian Tyng Beh represents ICAEW and the Chartered Accountancy profession at One Young World in Bangkok
Indy’s role as a project manager for EY in London involves advising public and private sector organisations on the economic, social and fiscal impact of their operations and polices and has included working on high-profile reports for the Premier League and the Rugby World Cup. Outside of work, Indy provides pro bono services to a number of charities and is a trustee at Khalsa Aid, an independent relief organisation set up to provide humanitarian aid in disaster areas, war zones and places of civil conflict across the world. Indy is also the co-founder of social enterprise, ‘Hothi & Othi’ which supports artists from developing countries and showcases their work in galleries across the UK with proceeds being divided between the artists and selected charities.
Indy Hothi arrives in Thailand for One Young World Summit
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Indora graduated from Nanyang Technological University with First Class Honours in Bachelor of Accountancy in June 2013. She currently works as a Senior Associate for PwC Singapore, working with clients from diverse industries, including real estate and pharmaceuticals. She is also on track to graduate as a Chartered Accountant of Singapore in June 2016. Indora is also committed to helping others and contributing back to society. She recently collaborated with the National Institute of Education (NIE) to promote financial literacy among secondary school students and has also spoken at several career guidance seminars.
See Indora’s profile on the One Young World website
South African Institute of Chartered Accountants
Francis completed his articles at KPMG Cape Town in 2011 and currently heads the Department of Accounting at Walter Sisulu University (WSU) in Mthatha. Francis was specifically recruited in January 2012 (at the age of 25), to spearhead the university’s drive towards the SAICA re-accreditation of its BCom (Accounting) degree. In less than four years, Francis has managed to grow his department from a team of 3 to 22 staff members, 12 of whom are also chartered accountants. Under his leadership, the programme at WSU is well on its way to regaining SAICA accreditation, which will give students from less privileged backgrounds the opportunity to become chartered accountants in their home region.
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See Francis’ profile on the One Young World website