Meet the 2016 One Young CA: Q+A with Rimla Akhtar MBE CA
The search is over and Rimla Akhtar MBE CA has been named as the ICAS One Young CA 2016.
Rimla is an Inclusion & Diversity Consultant at RimJhim Consulting in London. She is the first Muslim woman to sit on the FA Council and is Chair of the Muslim Women’s Sport Foundation. Her work spans from community groups, to the Government and as far afield as the US, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and across Europe.
She was named Sky Sports and Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year in 2013, FA Grassroots Hero in 2013 and was a member of the 2009 Muslim Women Power List.
Rimla’s MBE was awarded in 2015 for her exceptional work championing equality in sport.
She will now represent ICAS and the chartered accountancy profession at the One Young World Summit in Canada next month. The summit brings together inspiring young people who are committed to making a positive difference.
Rimla spoke to Eleanor O’Neill about the award and the work that made her stand out from the crowd.