ICAI Strengthens Global Presence: Inauguration of Adelaide Chapter Marks its 47th Overseas Chapter

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ICAI Strengthens Global Presence: Inauguration of Adelaide Chapter Marks its 47th Overseas Chapter
ICAI Strengthens Global Presence: Inauguration of Adelaide Chapter Marks its 47th Overseas Chapter

With the establishment of the Adelaide Chapter, ICAI’s footprint expands to 81 cities across 47 countries, encompassing a network of 47 chapters, 34 representative offices worldwide, and a strong presence in India through 5 regional councils and 168 branches

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) expanded its global footprint with the inauguration of the Adelaide Chapter in Australia. Adelaide Chapter is the 47th overseas chapter of ICAI and the 4th chapter in Australia, following chapters in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane.

The Adelaide chapter was inaugurated by CA. Aniket Talati, President, ICAI, in the presence of CA. Ranjeet Kumar Agarwal, Vice President, ICAI, Ms. Catherine Hutchesson MP, Member for Waite, South Australian Government, and the virtual presence of Shri Manpreet Vohra, Hon’ble High Commissioner of India to Australia. Also present were the chairpersons of all four chapters in Australia.

With the establishment of the Adelaide Chapter, ICAI’s footprint expands to 81 cities across 47 countries, encompassing a network of 47 chapters, 34 representative offices worldwide, and a strong presence in India through 5 regional councils and 168 branches. This expansion mirrors ICAI’s resolute commitment to fostering a global community of accounting professionals.

During the event, Guest of Honor,  Mr. Manpreet Vohra, Hon’ble High Commissioner of India to Australia, Canberra, Australia, said, “Indian Chartered Accountants are globally respected, thanks to their expertise, rooted in India’s strong traditions and expertise provided by ICAI. The institute has become one of the world’s largest institutions, with 47 global locations, including four in Australia. Beyond finance, ICAI fosters Indian-Australian business collaboration, strengthening ties, as seen in the successful ECTA partnership and this year’s trade surge. As ICAI marks its 75th anniversary, we commend its global contributions and commitment to enhancing India-Australia business relations.”

The inauguration of the Adelaide Chapter adds another feather to ICAI’s cap, a remarkable achievement since its first overseas chapter was established in 1981 in Doha, Qatar.

During the launch event, Guest of Honour, Ms. Catherine Hutchesson MP, Member for Waite, South Australian Government, congratulated ICAI for the opening of a new chapter and said, “Opening of this chapter will create opportunity for upcoming CAs, and I hope the Adelaide Chapter will continue to grow to provide first-class services to clients.”

On the occasion, CA. Aniket Sunil Talati, President, ICAI, said, “In line with our vision to position the brand ‘CA India’ globally, ICAI opens its 47th global chapter. This chapter is vital for members transitioning to Adelaide from India as chartered accounting in Australia expands. In Adelaide, we envision a global community of students embracing this profession. Our revamped CA Curriculum, launched by Ho’ble President of India, embraces technology and online learning. Adelaide stands as a stronghold for chartered accountants, fostering unity and support. Together, we raise the ICAI flag higher, symbolising excellence on our journey.”

Further, during the inaugural session, CA. Ranjeet Kumar Agarwal, Vice President, ICAI, said, “As we inaugurate ICAI’s 47th chapter today, our journey is a testament to the growth of the Institute. With more than 40,000 dedicated CAs globally, we are the champions of financial expertise. Indian accountants are sought after worldwide, and we foresee a global demand for Indian CAs. Our vision extends to a global accounting curriculum, breaking boundaries for aspiring professionals. The India-Australia collaboration strengthens with the opening of the Adelaide Chapter, reflecting our commitment to Australia’s growth.”

ICAI overseas chapters provide a platform for Indian CAs abroad to further their professional pursuits and knowledge while promoting affability amongst ICAI members. ICAI overseas chapters facilitate bringing foreign investment to India and also assist Indian industry by guiding them about the investment opportunities in different parts of the world, thereby creating avenues for them to become Atamanirbhar. These chapters and representative offices promote opportunities for networking for the members.

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