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”Deepa Chandrashekar” wins 2nd place at the MENA CFO Excellence awards 2017

19 November 2017

11th MENA CFO Strategy Forum was held in Dubai, Marriott Marquis hotel on November 16, 2017.

Deepa Chandrashekar QGIRCO’s acting CFO Achieved 2nd place at the Mena CFO Excellence awards 2017 in the category of woman in finance ‘’ Qatar ‘’.

Developed in partnership with ACCA, this award honors a senior female finance executive who has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and actively contributes to promoting the finance profession and developing female talent. This category is open to female finance professionals (CFOs, Directors of Finance, and Heads of Treasury) with a minimum of 7 years of experience.


The award was given in recognition of Deepa Chandrashelar’s career achievements, success and leadership as a woman working in the predominantly male dominated finance sector.  In March 2013, she founded an informal forum in Qatar in association with the Associate of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK.  The forum conducted two successful events under her leadership during the years 2014 and 2016.  It had a representation of over 120 women in Qatar working in the finance sector.  The forum also received support from the Big 4 and other professional associations such as ACCA, CMA and IIA.

The felicitation of the MENA CFO EXCLLENCE award that was given to her towards her contribution to this cause and in recognition of her career success for having broken the glass ceiling.


Deepa Chandrashekar has over 23 years’ experience in finance and accounting across three different continents and industries, including oil and gas, insurance, farming, not for profit, and financial services. She is a fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK; and a Chartered Professional Accountant from Canada. Additionally, she is a fellow member of the Insurance Institute of India.




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