ICAI elects New Torch Bearers
CA. Amarjit Chopra, a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), with more than three decades of standing, has been elected as the President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), for the year 2010-11 by the Twenty First Council on February 12, 2010. During his tenure in the Central Council, he has been the Chairman of Accounting Standards Board, Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, and Corporate Laws Committee for two years each and has been the Chairman of Expert Advisory Committee, Financial Reporting Review Board, Committee on Corporate Governance and Committee on Internal Audit for an year each.
He was nominated by the Punjab Government on the Committee for fixing the fee for the medical institutions. He was nominated to the Consultancy Syndicate and Energy Syndicate of the MOU TASK FORCE for the years 2008-09 and 2009-2010 respectively constituted by the Department of Public Enterprises.
He has been a speaker in International Conferences on Quality Control of Audit and Corporate Governance convergence with IFRS at Dubai, Karachi, Sri Lanka and London. He is also a Technical Advisor to International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board as ICAI representative.
He was actively involved in teaching for more than 20 years at Delhi University and is presently visiting faculty to some Management Institutes. He has been delivering lectures in training programmes at various banking institutions and C&AG Office. He is on the Board of various reputed companies including RICO Auto Ltd. He was a Central Government nominee on the Board of Bank of Baroda for a period of three years up to October, 2009 wherein he was also the Chairman of the Audit Committee.
CA.G.Ramaswamy has been elected as the Vice-President of the Institute for the year 2010-11 on February 12, 2010. During his tenure in Central Council, he has held important positions in Standing and Non Standing committees of the Institute.
He has been a practicing Chartered Accountant since 1984 and has vast experience in the field of taxation, Company Law matters, Company audit, Internal Audit, Bank Statutory Audit, Inspection Audit, Insurance Audit, Revenue Audit, Tax Audit, Company Formation, Conversion of Companies, Exposure Project Finance, Management & tax consultancy, Exposure in handling Trust, AOP, for more than two decades.
He has served as Director of The Tamilnadu Industrial Investment Corporation Ltd- a reputed, profit making TN Govt, undertaking, facilitating investment requirements of Industries in the State. He was also the member of Body of Board of Governors of Institute 0f Internal Auditors [IIA] Chennai from 2003-2006.
He was the member of Southern India Regional Council (SIRC) of ICAI from1991-1994 and Chairman, Coimbatore Branch of ICAI from 1990-1991. He had delivered lectures on Income tax, Indirect tax, Accounting and Auditing Standards, Company law matters, banking & topics in relation with Profession.