Mirza joins Blue Star board

Nawshir MirzaMumbai: Nawshir Mirza has joined the board of Blue Star as an independent director.

Blue Star is a leader in central air-conditioning and commercial refrigeration, and offers a wide range of cooling solutions to a large number of corporate and commercial customers. Another significant area of business interest to Blue Star is import distribution and service of professional electronic equipment and systems.

Mirza, 53, is a graduate in commerce and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He was with Ernst & Young and its predecessor firm, Arthur Young during the period 1967 to April 2003.

His career achievements include becoming the youngest partner in the Indian firm, holding the position of national director of Audit and Accounting Services, and managing partner at Western India.

Mirza has also held responsible positions in various professional and trade associations like Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, Institute of Internal Auditors and the Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He is actively involved in philanthropic organisations including Childline and Red Cross.