ACCA announces Advocate of the Year Award winners

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has recognised six members for their outstanding contributions to advancing and advocating for the accountancy profession around the world.

The ACCA Advocacy Award winners for 2018 are:

  • ACCA Middle East and South Asia Advocate of the Year 2018: T J Suren Rajakarier from Sri Lanka.
  • ACCA Emerging Markets Advocate of the Year 2018: Jarosław Grzegorz from Poland.
  • ACCA ASEAN and ANZ Advocate of the Year 2018: Alice Tan from Singapore.
  • ACCA Greater China Advocate of the Year 2018: Major Qinxue Mei from China.
  • ACCA Europe & Americas Advocate of the Year 2018: Etain Doyle from Ireland.
  • ACCA Africa Advocate of the Year 2018: Paul Ankunda from Uganda.

John Weston, ACCA’s head of member advocacy and satisfaction, said:

“Congratulations to all of this year’s winners. These awards recognise some great examples of advocacy in action and we are really proud of all our members who give back in this way.

“It’s only when you hear their stories that you truly get an insight into what makes them so proud to be an ACCA member and what motivates them to give back to ACCA and the wider profession.

“ACCA members demonstrate time and time again what an enabling and life-changing qualification ACCA can be, and it is great to see that they want to share the opportunities it has opened up for them with so many others.”

ACCA launched the regional advocacy awards last year to recognise members who go above and beyond in expressing public support for the accountancy profession, embodying ACCA's values. These advocates are also members who deliver public value, display ethical professionalism and inspire others to follow in their footsteps.

The Advocacy Awards are not about career achievement; but about the way that ACCA members give back to their communities, and help ACCA to develop the next generation of professional accountants.

For more information about ACCA’s advocates, please visit http://www.accaglobal.com/an/en/member/advocacy.html.  

About ACCA

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants, offering business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.

ACCA supports its 208,000 members and 503,000 students in 179 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 104 offices and centres and more than 7,300 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through its public interest remit, ACCA promotes appropriate regulation of accounting and conducts relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.

ACCA is currently introducing major innovations to its flagship qualification to ensure its members and future members continue to be the most valued, up to date and sought-after accountancy professionals globally.

Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. More information is here: www.accaglobal.com

 

"ACCA members demonstrate time and time again what an enabling and life-changing qualification ACCA can be, and it is great to see that they want to share the opportunities it has opened up for them with so many others."

John Weston - head of member advocacy and satisfaction