An Edinburgh-based restructuring manager is set to represent his profession at a global gathering in April after being named this year’s One Young CA by ICAS, the world’s oldest professional body for chartered accountants.

Amjad Hassan of EY was selected the overall winner of the Top 100 Young CAs competition at ICAS’s digital CA Summit. He will now go on to represent ICAS at the One Young World Summit in Munich.

Mr Hassan graduated as a CA with ICAS in 2018, and was the first person in his family to go to university.

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In his role with EY, he is an advocate of workplace diversity and an active member of the firm’s mental health and wellbeing groups. He is also actively involved in the local area, organising initiatives such as blood donation drives and helping the vulnerable, especially within the Asian community.

“Representing CAs across the world at the One Young World Summit, I am excited to learn what other young leaders are doing to contribute to sustainable changes within their local communities and how I can bring these learnings back home to drive change in my organisation and our profession,” Mr Hassan said.

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“It is an incredible honour to be this year’s One Young CA, I am grateful for this recognition. I would like to thank my partner, my colleagues and mentors for believing in me and for always supporting me in my efforts to continue growing both personally and professionally.”

ICAS chief executive Bruce Cartwright added: “Amjad has been supporting his local community in these unprecedented times and it is evident that his values and morals are aligned to the ethics of ICAS.”