HafizChandiwalaHafiz Chandiwala speaks to Beta Alpha Psi students at a chapter meeting in February 2020.Beta Alpha Psi has named Hafiz Chandiwala its 2019-2020 Business Information Professional of the Year (BIPOY) in the industry and government category.

Each year, the national Beta Alpha Psi honorary presents three BIPOY awards in the categories of education, professional services, and industry and government. Student chapters may nominate alumni or honorary members annually for the awards.

UAB’s Delta Chi chapter nominated Chandiwala for his leading industry experience and sustained support of both UAB and Beta Alpha Psi.

In their nomination essay, Beta Alpha Psi members praised Chandiwala, a frequent speaker at chapter meetings and banquets, for his impact on the chapter.

“Because of the impact a scholarship made in his life, Hafiz established the Hafiz Chandiwala Endowed Scholarship in Accounting at the UAB Collat School of Business,” the nomination form notes. The scholarship has helped numerous students afford their studies and graduate.

As Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Assistant Secretary of Coca-Cola Bottling Company United (CCBCU), Chandiwala played an integral role in CCBCU’s growth from 2014-2017, elevating the company to gross more than $2.8 billion in annual revenue. He also serves as President of the 2019-20 UAB National Alumni Society Board of Directors.

As part of the award, the UAB Beta Alpha Psi chapter will receive $2,000 for submitting the winning nomination. Chapter representative will travel to the Beta Alpha Psi annual meeting in Orlando in August to fete Chandiwala and receive chapter recognition.

“We are so very proud that he is an alum of our Beta Alpha Psi chapter,” says Eddie Nabors, a Collat accounting instructor and faculty advisor to UAB Delta Chi chapter. “This award brings more positive recognition to our chapter and to the Collat School of Business that should create more opportunities for our students.”