Singapore is a leading country on the global stage, an economic powerhouse with a GDP of US$397Bn (2021) and population of 5.5 million. It is a major hub for banking & financial services, aviation and maritime shipping industries. It also houses specialised industries like wealth management & family offices, fintech, technology, new age companies, FMCG, commodities, healthcare, arbitration & litigation centre and many others.
Singapore is a favoured destination to set up regional and global headquarters. It is known for highest standards of governance, transparency, first world advanced infrastructure, safety and racial harmony. It is the only Asian Country with AAA sovereign credit rating. It is therefore a natural choice for capital & trade flows as well as top talent. As the adage goes it is “a great place to live, work & play”.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Singapore Chapter (ICAI Singapore Chapter) is a well-regarded professional body in Singapore managed by and for its own members. The Chapter was formed with the objective of creating a platform towards professional & personal development of its members based in Singapore. It operates under the auspices of the Overseas Chapter Network of ICAI India and is viewed as a key international chapter. The chapter has been assiduously built over past twelve years with dedicated efforts of past chairpersons, management committee & sub-committee members and many sincere volunteers.
Since its inception in 2009, ICAI Singapore Chapter has been playing a pivotal role for Indian CAs in Singapore by:
The Chapter is a melting pot of members with varied industry experiences, profiles and career accomplishments. The membership mix includes young CAs with 5-15 years of experience as well as seasoned CAs with 15-30+ years of experience. They come from diverse backgrounds and geographies. This unique mix often creates a positive spin off effect to one and all, to learn from each other’s life journey and experience. The chapter serves as an avenue for members to share & exchange ideas and professional updates.
Members of the Indian CA fraternity work & contribute across multiple professional domains, sectors & have carved a niche in their respective areas of expertise. Many of the members hold mid to senior level roles, such as CEOs, CFOs, CXOs, Partners, Bankers, Wealth Managers, Family Office Managers, Traders, managerial positions across sectors and industries.
Indian CAs who are new to Singapore find it beneficial to be part of ICAI SG chapter eco-system. Equally, longstanding members who have been in Singapore for many years find it enriching to interact with other members and stay abreast of latest professional developments across industries.
Singapore and India enjoy special economic, cultural and political ties. For the ICAI SG Chapter, it is a great opportunity to collaborate with professional bodies & associations, government agencies, high commission for the benefit of its members and to be a force for good in Singapore.
Bringing together, engaging & connecting Indian Chartered Accountants (ICAI) living in Singapore among themselves & with our alma mater ICAI India.
To provide a platform for professional learning, knowledge sharing, networking & forging bonds