- Urja Maloo competed against 43 finalists representing 62 countries around the world
- The top ten finalists presented their ideas on how tax can improve sustainability, at this year’s global final in Dubai
- This year saw an 80% increase in the number of countries represented compared with last year
Urja Maloo from India has been announced as the winner of this year’s EY Young Tax Professional of the Year (YTPY) competition, at the global final in Dubai. Italy’s Matteo Lamaro won second place and Global Delivery Services’ Gustav Sanchez took third place.
Since its inception 11 years ago, the competition has helped more than 40,000 aspiring talented young tax professionals gain insight into the world of tax, demonstrating the EY organization’s commitment to the future of the profession and the next generation of tax leaders. This year’s program attracted participants from 62 jurisdictions to take part in local competitions. That produced 43 country winners selected to participate in the global competition.
Urja Maloo was chosen from a short list of 10 and will now have the opportunity to network with some of the world’s leading tax professionals.
This year’s competition theme centered around sustainability. The finalists were asked to present their ideas on how tax can help to incentivize sustainability across the business world. They presented their ideas to a panel of judges including various EY leaders and Clodagh Power from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Centre for Tax Policy Administration.
Kate Barton, EY Global Vice Chair- Tax, said:
“The entrants to the EY Young Tax Professional of the Year competition continue to impress me year after year, and our top ten finalists this year are no exception. A huge congratulations, in particular, to this year’s overall winner Urja Maloo and our runners-up Matteo Lamaro and Gustav Sanchez.
“Sustainability is a crucial issue that is very close to the hearts of these finalists. Their ideas explored how tax can help us build a more sustainable world, through reinforcing green initiatives, promoting diversity and equality, and strengthening business transparency.”
Jennifer Wishnie, EY Global Tax Talent Leader and EY Young Tax Professional of the Year sponsor, said:
“In any profession, the search for the next generation of talent is of vital importance, as today’s young professionals will be tomorrow’s leaders. This year’s finalists have demonstrated how much they care about having an impact on the world, and they have shown that the future of the tax profession is incredibly bright.”
Urja Maloo, said:
“I am honored to be named this year’s EY Young Tax Professional of the Year winner. The global final was an incredible experience, and it was wonderful to have the opportunity to share my ideas and learn from some of the most renowned leaders in the profession. Tax plays such a fundamental role in our world, and I am excited about the future that lies ahead.”
Sudhir Kapadia, EY India Tax Leader, said:
“At EY, we have endeavored to nurture young talent to become future leaders. Young Tax Professional of Year award is one such forum. It is a proud moment for the India Practice as we continue to encourage talent on the foundation of core tax technical skills and competence. It is a fantastic accolade for Urja’s unwavering perseverance, commitment, and enthusiasm for tax.”
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