Anuj Bassi will take over the post in May from the current chairman, Gary Ecob.
Bassi, 30, grew up in Newport in South Wales is an economics graduate from Bristol University. He began his career with Touche Ross, now Deloitte and Touche, in Bristol in 1992 before leaving for a few years and working in the NHS.
He continued his training in Slough with chartered accountants, Eacott Worrall, and became involved with the Thames Valley Students’ Society, of which he was chairman of last year.
He is now working for the IT outsourcing company Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in Uxbridge.
It was his time spent away from chartered accountancy that made Anuj return. He said: ‘It made me realise how important the qualification is because it makes students so commercially aware. Being elected as chairman of the student council means I can now give something back.’
Permanent Secretary to the Student Council, James Armstrong said: ‘Anuj has had great results in building up the Thames Valley Students’ Society. I am sure he will be equally successful in his role as national chairman.’
His return to chartered accountancy has also paid off in other ways. He met his fianc‚, Reshma Patel through the society. She is an administrator for the Chartered Accountants Students Society of London (CASSL).
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