Hothi won the Role Models in the Workplace Award – Large Organisation at the Business in the Community Race Equality Awards, which celebrate outstanding practice, innovation and dedication to race equality and inclusion in UK workplaces.
He said he was “absolutely delighted to have been recognised for this prestigious award".
He added, “The people and culture at EY has created an environment where I can not only grow professionally, but also use my skills and experiences to influence internally.
“It’s been a great journey so far and I hope to continue to make a positive impact within the firm and wider society.”
Sandra Kerr, race equality director, business in the community, congratulated both Hothi and EY on the win.
"They have shown outstanding leadership in this area and are ensuring BAME employees are represented at all levels within their organisation, developing the diverse talent they attract and strengthening the pipeline for the future. Indy and EY should be extremely proud of this achievement and I hope other employers will follow their lead,” she added.
Hothi joined EY in August 2011 as a corporate finance executive and was promoted to the role of senior economic and strategy consultant in September 2013. He provides economic, strategic and policy advisory to government and private sector clients with a focus on retail, hospitality and technology clients.
Hothi, a member of the institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, also previously held summer analyst roles at HSBC, EY and Deloitte, while he was studying economics. He also completed a post graduate degree in entrepreneurship.
As well as his role at EY, Hothi is also a sector investment manager at the Department of International Trade where he supports foreign direct investors to achieve success in the UK across digital, creative, electronics and communications sectors and promotes the UK as a location for corporate investment and expansion.
He is a trustee of Khalsa Aid, a council member of ICAS, a mentor at Teach First and an ambassador for One Young World, having represented ICAS at the One Young World summit in 2015.
He is also the founder of Hothi & Othi, a social enterprise working with emerging artists to achieve their potential.