Please see the latest and archive news from CIMA Sri Lanka below.
President Harold Baird's visit to Sri Lanka
CIMA's president made his official visit to Sri Lanka in March 2012.
During his short tour he met with high ranking officials, Diplomats and corporates to discuss mutually beneficial business models to strengthen working relationship with CIMA
Harold was the chief guest at the CIMA convocations held on 12 and 14 March 2012 for those who ave completed their CIMA exam and new members respectively. CIMA Sri Lanka celebrated the outstanding performances of two world prize winners who achieved the great feat of winning three world prizes at the convocation.
As part of his visit he also hosted a gala dinner for members and corporate dignitaries.
See photo highlights below:
CIMA signs agreement with ministry of higher education
CIMA became the first professional body in Sri Lanka to sign an agreement with the ministry of higher education to allow the CIMA syllabus to be taught in its universities under special government initiative titled ‘professional graduates programme’.
The initiative is aimed at upskilling and building capacity of undergraduates. It will ensure that in addition to the knowledge they gain at university, they will equip themselves with a world recognized professional qualification that will give them the competencies and skills to drive their organisations forward.
The agreement was signed by the minister of higher education, Hon SB Dissanayake, and the CIMA regional director for South Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Bradley Emerson.
CIMA launches 2012 corporate partner programme
CIMA's Sri Lanka division launched its fifth consecutive and successful corporate partner programme with the theme 'Nurturing business athletes'.
The corporate partners (see image here PDF 3MB) for 2012 are:
Aitken Spence PLC, Amba Research, Associated Motorways (Private) Ltd, Bank of Ceylon, Cargills (Ceylon) PLC, CIC Holdings PLC, Coats Thread, Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC, Citizens Development Business Finance PLC, Dialog Axiata PLC, Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC, Finlays Colombo PLC ,Hatton National Bank, Hayleys Group, John Keells Holdings PLC, Lankem Ceylon Plc, NDB Bank, Sampath Bank PLC, Softlogic Holdings PLC, Union Assurance Ltd, MTV Channel (Pvt) Ltd, MAS Holdings, Sri Lanka Telecom PLC, Singer (Sri Lanka) Ltd and Wijeya Newspapers Ltd.
Television interview with regional director
Watch a television interview with Bradley Emerson, regional director of CIMA – South Asia, Middle East and North Africa.
2012 board induction
CIMA's Sri Lanka division inducted its board for 2012 at the Cinnamon Grand on 4 January 2012. Mr Dirk Pereira, chief executive officer of Union Assurance PLC [UA] was elected as chairman. Mr Reyaz Mihular, partner, head of advisory services of KPMG Ford Rhodes Thornton & Co, and Rajendra Theagarajah managing director/CEO, Hatton National Bank PLC were appointed deputy and vice chairman respectively.
CIMA recognised at 2011 SLIM brand excellence awards
CIMA Sri Lanka has won a silver award at the 2011 Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) brand excellence ceremony in the category ‘international brand of the year’.
This is the first time an educational body has won an award at the event.
The 2011 awards were held on 18 October 2011 at Waters Edge, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka. See photos of the CIMA Sri Lanka team below.
CIMA president visits Sri Lanka
CIMA president George Glass made an official visit to Sri Lanka in March 2011. During his visit he met with high ranking government officials, diplomats and corporate leaders to discuss mutually beneficial business models to strengthen working relationships with CIMA.
George was the guest of honour at the opening of the relocated CIMA office in Kandy and also the chief guest at the CIMA convocations on 29 and 30 March 2011 for CIMA passed finalists and new members respectively. As part of his visit he also hosted a gala dinner for members and corporate dignitaries.
CIMA is the qualification of choice
According to the latest Sri Lanka labour market information report, CIMA members continue to be highly sought after in the workplace. Read the full report.
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