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Ayla Majid becomes first South Asian woman to be appointed as VP ACCA


Pakistan’s Ayla Majid was elected as the vice president of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) on Wednesday.

With the appointment, Majid has made history as she is the first South Asian woman to be elected for this global position in ACCA’s 118-year history.

Congratulations @AylaMajid on your appointment as Vice President of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).Becoming the first South Asian woman to be elected for this global position in ACCA’s 118-year history you’ve made 🇵🇰 proud @ACCA_PK @ACCANews @PkPublicDiplo pic.twitter.com/j7NFq5yf8C
— Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri (@Zhchaudhri) November 16, 2022

Former foreign office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri shared the news on his official Twitter handle and congratulated Majid for the achievement. 

ACCA Pakistan’s official Twitter account also shared the news of Majid’s appointment, adding that she is a strong advocate of sustainability and energy transition.

“For Ayla promoting the role of women in governance is something she is very passionate about. Ayla is a champion of board diversity and actively engages in promoting women on boards. She was the first female to sit on the board of any stock exchange in Pakistan,” the tweet read.

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The global body for professional accountants further thanked her and said that because of pioneers like her, the influence and impact of women are changing the face of Pakistan.

Ayla Majid FCCA has been elected as global vice president of ACCA. She is the first South Asian to hold this position in a 118-year history of ACCA. pic.twitter.com/77E4j0QxFw
— ACCA Pakistan (@ACCA_PK) November 15, 2022

In 2021, Pakistani student Zara Naeem made the country proud as she achieved the highest score globally in the exam for Financial Reporting for the ACCA examinations held in December 2020.

A student at the SKANS School of Accounting in Lahore, Zara was among the 527,000 students who undertook the examination from 179 countries.


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