List of Famous Chartered Accountants

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This list of famous chartered accountants includes photos, bios, and other information, when available. Who are the top chartered accountants in the world? This includes the most prominent chartered accountants, living and dead, both in America and abroad. You might recognize these popular accountants because some are celebrities who majored in accounting or studied at one of the best accounting colleges. This list of notable chartered accountants is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these best chartered accountants were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned chartered accountants - many working for the top accounting bodies in the world.

What is a chartered accountant, you might ask? Chartered accountants were the first group of accountants to form a professional accounting body, which was initially established in Britain in 1854. As such, this chartered accountants list includes people like Andy Parker, Fred Goodwin, Naina Lal Kidwai, and many other best accountants crunching numbers today. Featuring chartered accountants from India and American chartered accountants, this list has them all! 

Going beyond just the top 10 chartered accountants, here you'll find over 50 reputable, prominent, and well known chartered accountants - all some of the best professionals in the chartered accounting field. Who are the most famous chartered accountants ever? Who are the best chartered accountants worldwide? Take a look below and find the chartered accountant who fits your needs!

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Vivek Mehra is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Chartered Accountants
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Vivek brings twenty years of experience as an entrepreneur, business manager, and RD leader in a number of network computing and systems companies. He has also been an active investor and advisor to startups in the areas of infrastructure software, networking, security, storage, and wireless. Prior to joining August Capital, Vivek co-founded Cobalt Networks in 1996. As CTO VP of Product Development, Vivek developed the first successful server appliance and grew Cobalt into a worldwide leader in the category, culminating in a successful IPO and acquisition by Sun Microsystems for $2B. At Sun, Vivek served as the Vice President and General Manager of the Cobalt Business Unit and a member of ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: India

Profession: Chartered Accountant, Entrepreneur, Venture capitalist

Employer: August Capital

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Charles Haughey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Chartered Accountants
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Charles James "Charlie" Haughey was Taoiseach of Ireland, serving three terms in office. He was also the fourth leader of Fianna Fáil. Haughey was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Teachta Dála in 1957 and was re-elected in every election until 1992, representing the Dublin North–East, Dublin Artane and Dublin North–Central constituencies. Haughey also served as Minister for Health and Social Welfare, Minister for Finance, Minister for Agriculture and Minister for Justice. He also served as a Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Justice during the early years of his parliamentary career. Haughey is generally regarded as the dominant Irish politician of his generation, as well as the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 81 (1925-2006)

Birthplace: Castlebar, Republic of Ireland

Profession: Chartered Accountant, Politician, Barrister

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Naina Lal Kidwai is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Chartered Accountants
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Naina Lal Kidwai

Naina Lal Kidwai, a chartered accountant by profession, is an Indian banker and business executive. She is currently the Group General Manager and Country Head of HSBC India. She is the Former President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. She also holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from University of Delhi and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1982. Kidwai was the first Indian woman to graduate from Harvard Business School and also the first woman to guide the functioning of a foreign bank in India. She has also completed her Bachelors of Arts in the year 1977. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 62

Birthplace: India

Nationality: India

Employer: HSBC

Fred Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Chartered Accountants
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Frederick Anderson "Fred" Goodwin, FRSE FCIBS is a Scottish chartered accountant and former banker who was Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group between 2001 and 2009. From 2000 to 2008 he presided over RBS's rapid rise to global prominence as the world's largest company by assets, and fifth-largest bank by stock market value and its even more rapid fall as RBS was forced into effective nationalisation in 2008. On 11 October 2008, Goodwin officially announced his resignation as chief executive and an early retirement, effective from 31 January 2009 – a month before RBS announced that its 2008 loss totalled £24.1 billion, the largest annual loss in UK corporate ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 60

Birthplace: Paisley, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Profession: Chartered Accountant, Businessperson

Employer: Royal Bank of Scotland Group, National Westminster Bank, The Royal Bank of Scotland

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