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CA. Kemisha Soni, Chairperson
Board of Studies

CA. Kemisha Soni is serving her second consecutive term in the central council. Being an outstanding professional and a committed member of the council, she has been nominated as member to distinguished international forums for accounting professionals such as SAFA Committees on Professional Ethics and Independence and Small and Medium Practices for two years in a row from 2016 to 2018. In 2017-18, she also served as Observer, International Ethics standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) at the prestigious International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and currently holds the position of Technical Advisor at IESBA.

Apart from her extensive international experience, she has helmed the affairs as Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Convenor of many committees viz. Committee for Capacity Building of Members in Practice, Ethical Standards Board (2016-2017,2017-2018 and 2018-19), Professional Development Committee (2017-2018), Women Members Empowerment Committee (2016-17), Group to explore various options like UDINUnique Documents Identification Number, Group for the Arbitration related matters.

Having remarkable leadership skills, she has many firsts to her credit such as the distinction of being the first woman Chairperson of Indore branch of CIRC in 2008-09 subsequently the first woman Chairperson of CIRC in the year 2010-11 and currently the first woman Chairperson of the Board of Studies of ICAI. During her tenure as Chairperson Indore branch bagged the award for the Best Branch Award and CIRC received the award for Highly Commendable Region.

Owing to her vast experience, professional expertise and sharp acumen, she has served as a Director to the Boards of Madhya Pradesh Stock Exchange and Shubhalaxmi Mahila Co- operative Bank Ltd. Indore. She also served as Regional Arbitrator at the prestigious BSE and NSE.

On account of her immense contribution to the accounting profession and society, she has been honoured with many awards viz. Luminaries of Central India by Danik Bhasker, Pratibha Khoj Samman by Patra Lekhak Manch and Devi Ahilya Naree Gaurav Alankaran Award.

Besides holding the Chair at BOS of ICAI, she currently is a Vice Chairperson of the Ethical Standard Board , Convenor of Women Members Empowerment Group and a member of a wide spectrum of committees viz. Accounting Standards Board, Audit Committee, Banking, Financial Services and Insurance Committee, Committee for Capacity Building of Members in Practice, Editorial Board, Financial Reporting Review Board, GST & Indirect Taxes Committee, International Affairs Committee, Committee for Members in Industry & Business, Management Committee, GMCS Coordination Group (under BOS) , ITT Coordination Group (under BOS), Coordination Group for Members and Student Services and Career Counselling Group.

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