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

ACCA Pakistan says because of pioneers like her, influence and impact of women are changing the face of Pakistan

News Desk November 17, 2022
Ayla Majid appointed as Vice President of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). PHOTO: Twitter/ Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri

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.

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.

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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