Tuesday, April 22

From CA rank holder to Treasurer of BJP & Minister - PIYUSH GOYAL - Famous CAs (Part 1)

1st in our series of posts about famous CAs. We are bringing you a famous TV face of BJP. To everyone's surprise, he was a 2nd National Rank Holder in CA. Read Ahead to know more about him.

Piyush Goyal is a Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and National Treasurer of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the principal opposition party in India. He also heads BJP's Information Communication Campaign Committee that oversees all outreach efforts of the party via web, mobile and social-media.

He is seen to be the mind behind BJP's social media outreach and which is a major part in its probable success in the elections. He is also a mind behind Modi's Chai Pe Charcha.

He has had a strong academic record - all-India second rank holder Chartered Accountant and second rank holder in Law in Mumbai University. He has participated in Leadership Programs at Yale University (2011), Oxford University (2012) and Princeton University (2013) and is currently pursuing the Owner / President Management (OPM) Program at Harvard Business School.

A well-known investment banker, he has advised top corporates on management strategy and growth; also served on the Board of India’s largest commercial bank, the State Bank of India and Bank of Baroda.


Piyush is a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance and the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Defence. An active member of the Managing Committee of Indian Merchants Chamber, he is also involved with NGOs in diverse fields such as tribal education and welfare of the physically challenged (Jaipur Foot).

During his 27 year long political career, he has served on the National Executive and held several important positions in the BJP. He was also nominated by the Government of India to the Task Force for Interlinking of Rivers. He was the Dy. Campaign In-charge for the Parliament elections in 1991 and played a key role at the central level in all elections since 2004.

As a Chartered Accountant, he is showing his skills at his best as a Treasurer for India's one of the largest political parties of India, ranging from procuring the finances for the party, liaising with corporates for the same, and wisely using the same for campaigning for the party. He is a brain behind funding for Massive Rallies of BJP in recent, and also BJP's Chai Pe Charcha. His interest in Information technology is evident from his track record for his party, he is the one of those who is leading his party on web and social media. He is definitely one face to be given credit for a "social media win of BJP" much before the General Election 2014 even started.

Piyush Goyal has sworn in as minister of state, for power, coal and renewable energy recently in newly elected Govt. of India, under leadership of Shri Narendra Modi.

With excerpt from Media Reports.
1. Wikipedia
2. piyushgoyal.in

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