Deepa Shah wins Asian Women of Achievement Award for Business

The Asian Women of Achievement [AWA] Awards, in association with NatWest, announced the winners of the 2016 Awards at an event in London last night. The Awards, now in their 17th year, celebrate the contributions made by Asian women both professionally and in their communities, cutting across a broad range of sectors in British life from business and media to sport, culture and public service.

Deepa serves as one of the youngest CFOs within the DAS Group of Companies. Since 2011, Deepa has led the development of the businesses in Dubai, South Africa, Asia and Australia. She is responsible for M&A and the overall finance function of each of the European and Asian businesses. She also serves as a strategic partner to the Global CEO and leadership teams. With a career at Hall & Partners spanning almost 17 years, Deepa is always “tenacious, perceptive, and diligent” says Global CEO, Vanella Jackson.


The diversity of this year’s winners highlights that Asian women in Britain are bucking stereotypes while making an enormous contribution to British life.


Pinky Lilani CBE DL, Founder, Asian Women of Achievement Awards said, “We are thrilled for all the winners, who are united by their passion and inspirational achievements. The diversity of this year’s winners highlights that Asian women in Britain are bucking stereotypes while making an enormous contribution to British life. I am immensely proud to stand alongside this inspiring group of women.”

Les Matheson, CEO, Personal & Business Banking, NatWest said: “NatWest is proud to be a part of Asian Women of Achievement for the 5th year running. Once again, the awards have demonstrated the talent and determination of a remarkable group of British Asian women. My congratulations to the winners and all those shortlisted, who I’m sure will continue to achieve great success.”

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