ACCA Council Election 2021 – Vote Omer Zaheer Meer

Foreword:

My belief is that those of us fortunate enough, have a duty to #giveback.

Therefore, continuing my #trackrecord, it’s an honor to put myself forward for #ACCA Council Election, having been very actively engaged with ACCA. There are also other candidates. I encourage you to cast your vote and request for one of your votes for me.

My ACCA advocacy, began in student society in 2003 and turned a leaf in London after becoming a member in 2008.

I’ve been ACCA’s Network Panel Member (Pakistan) member since 2015 and honored to be its first ever unopposed and unanimously elected Chairman (since 2018), representing its 40,000+ members and future members.

My numerous contributions have been recognized by the award of ACCA’s Exceptional Public Value award (twice) and National Advocacy award. I’ve evolved from national to regional to global levels and learned about ACCA’s unique vision, workings and adaptability. Be it the ACCA’s Global Tax Forum, the International Assembly, Editorial Board of the Policy Insights (MESA), Chairing the Member Network Panel, Taxation Committee, Tax Clinic and Professional Experts Forum or the Mentoring program and CPDs, I’m always there to #contribute and #giveback.

I’ve held many leadership positions besides being a managing partner at MLCC and serving on the boards of several corporate entities including as CEO. Furthermore, I’ve been honoured to lead and represent #ACCA at various governmental levels particularly in policy making while also contributing on various think tanks.

Please take a minute to listen to me.

My Profile: https://omerzaheermeer.wordpress.com/about/

Existing Key contributions: https://omerzaheermeer.wordpress.com/2021/10/07/omer-zaheer-meers-existing-key-contributions-for-acca-council-election-2021/

Commitment & Manifesto:

Conclusion

I’ll act on behalf of all members to ensure that the future direction of ACCA continues to address the evolving needs of our members and all stakeholders while championing the highest ethical standards.

 I humbly seek your vote and support.

Let’s “Think Ahead” together.

Thank you.

Omer Zaheer Meer’s Existing Key Contributions for ACCA – Council Election 2021

I’ve been honoured to be:

  1. sitting and contributing on the ACCA Global Tax Forum (6 Years+),
  2. contributing on the ACCA International Assembly (4 Years+),
  3. a member of the Editorial Board of the MESA publication of ACCA’s Policy Insights (3 Years+) and
  4. working with global policy teams and regional members’ affairs teams of ACCA on various initiatives.

I’ve also:

  1. Participated in various regional and #international CPD and motivational sessions for ACCA fraternity.
  2. Led #ACCA by representing at the #Federal #Government level while assisting #FinanceMinistry with key inputs and proposals.
  3. Represented #ACCA at the #Punjab #Government policy making initiatives and in interactions with #ChiefMinister Punjab and his #cabinet.
  4. Interacted and assisted #Regulators leading to enhanced collaborations and brand recognition for ACCA.
  5. Developed and contibuted in a very effection #MentoringProgram.
  6. Spearheaded a comprehensive CPD program particularly focused on local laws and taxationtopical techonologies including Artificial Intelligence, Big-Data, Data Analytics, Blockhainpresentation skills, leadership, effective communication, e.t.c. to equip members with the necessary skills for their growth. This resulted in more opportunities and increased members satisfaction.
  7. Worked tirelessly to get MOUs signed with various Tax Bars, opening up new and exciting career opportunities for ACCA members in the lucrative taxation practice. This enhanced the recognition of ACCA in the market.
  8. Proposed and led by personal participation in the 30 days, 100 employers initiative to ensure more reach of ACCA and a stronger brand leading to more employment opportunities for ACCA fraternity.
  9. Proposed, launched and ran “Tax Clinic” with Chamber of Commerce and Industry leading to a strong partnership to ensure that ACCA brand is recognized by top business leaders, leading to more employment opportunities for our fraternity.
  10. Created #Upskilling Programs.
  11. Focused on increasing earning potential of our fraternity by proposing and then personally contributing in absolutely free of cost ground breaking initiatives such as “Six Digits”, “Seven Digits” and “Two-Week-Too-Strong” programs which have been resounding successes leading the participants to secure incomes in six & seven digits and/or marked rises. Almost 2,500 ACCA fraternity members have already availed these programs.
  12. Personally mentored thousands of members, affiliates and students over the past decade.
  13. Represented and/or introduced ACCA at various forums including Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Tax Bars, Financial Institutions, Regulators and other professional institutions such as LCCI, KCCI, KTBA, LTBA, MTBA, PTBA, NRSP, MPDD, UET, MCB, NBP, IBP, several think tanks – being on their boards, e.t.c.
  14. Pioneered #WhatsApp groups for #membersnetworking and #connectivity resulting in over 4,000 members and future members getting connected.
  15. Initiated other unprecedented forums including using social media tools for ACCA community’s interactaction with each other and the ACCA officials with ease.
  16. Conducted #career orientation & other sessions for #students to opt for #ACCA,
  17. Helped launch and personally contributed in the #ProfessionalExpertsForum for subject matter experts to guide #ACCA fraternity as well as brand recognition and much more.
  18. Proposed, assisted and worked towards the practicing certificate launch in Pakistan for ACCA fraternity (was the first one to be awarded one) by then ACCA President.
  19. Conveyed the members sentiments to the ACCA officials and various decision makers as Chairman of MNP. Interacted with the decision makers and made efforts to link these sentiments with the ACCA strategy. This lead to various support measures during the Covid-19 by ACCA, including the increase in the income level allowed for claiming subscription assistance from GBP 5,000 to GBP 8,000 and proposed it to be further increased significantly and extension in the Subscription due date besides the option to pay in installments, all unprecedented measures.
  20. In addition to the above, these efforts also contributed towards consideration and allowing of special relief for suspended members by ACCA.
  21. Has been instumental in and participated in several campaigns to promote ACCA brand including the “Think Ahead with ACCA” series by the marketing as well as the members’ affairs teams.
  22. Worked tirelessly with ACCA officials in line with advocating and supporting the idea for audit rights for ACCA members leading to the historic agreement with ICMAP which opened up doors to audit practice for our fraternity.

In recognition of the above mentioned and numerous other contributions, ACCA honored me by awarding the Exceptional Public Value Awards (for 2 years running) and National Advocacy Award.

All this resulted in enhanced #brandrecognition, increased #opportunities for #ACCA and several ancilliary benefits for our fraternity and the profession.

It is my aim to build upon this good work for all members globally, as an #ACCACouncilMember.

Therefore, please #VoteOmerZaheerMeer in #ACCACouncilElection2021 and let’s continue to #ThinkAhead together.

Manifesto for ACCA Council Election 2021 – Omer Zaheer Meer

Commitment:

In view of the unique challenges due to COVID-19’s global implication and resulting disruptions, I commit to bring to Council:

  • continued selfless devotion and passion for ACCA fraternity,
  • tax and corporate laws specialization,
  • 15 years’ plus crisis management experience at board & public policy level,
  • governmental level policy making experience,
  • ideas to capitalize on the fast evolving regulatory and tax framework culminating from China-Pakistan Economic Corridor with exciting economic possibilities,
  • extensive experience on the boards of various think-tanks,
  • insights from extensive interactions with ACCA members across the globe and
  • a fresh perspective.

If successful, I’ll continue to work with utmost honesty, dedication and unrelenting passion to contribute to the ACCA community in the following ways:

Vision:

  • Provision of relevant CPDs and/or courses for capacity building to equip our members with vital skills in a fast evolving enviornment particularly for current and upcoming technologies, allowing them to progress in their careers.
  • More work towards increasing #earning potential of ACCA members globally using successful initiatives such as “six digits”, “seven digits” and “two-week-too-strong”.
  • Generating more #career opportunities for members by proposing initiatives involving working closely with and facilitating #employers in hiring ACCA members.
  • Strengthening #mentoring programs for members for their professional and career development.
  • Promoting closer #networking opportunities amongst members.
  • Collaborations with regulators and other professional bodies to enhance recognition of ACCA.
  • Work towards introduction of local taxation variants in various markets .
  • Promote ACCA brand globally, thereby creating more value for members.

I’ll act on behalf of all members to ensure that the future direction of ACCA continues to address the evolving needs of our members and all stakeholders while championing the highest ethical standards.