Corporate Partners

Corporate Partners are part of CIMA’s prestigious business network and form a distinct group of companies with a passion for excellence and desire to take part in the development of globally-competitive, transformational leaders and integrated thinkers.    

This strategic partnership plays a crucial role in shaping the future of global business.

Corporate partners enjoy engaging with and recruiting CIMA talent, mentoring future leaders, networking with like-minded business executives, supporting innovation in the accounting profession and exchanging insights for the future through lively dialogues. 

Learn more about our Corporate Partners for 2020:


Unilever Sri Lanka

Every U Does good

Unilever is one of the world’s leading consumer goods companies, making and selling around 400 brands in more than 190 countries. Every day, 2.5 billion people use our products to look good, feel good and get more out of life. That’s about a third of the global population choosing from household names such as Lipton, Knorr, Dove and Hellmann’s, and iconic local brands like Bango in Indonesia and Suave in the US. In fact, thirteen of the world’s top 50 brands are owned by Unilever.

Our geographic reach gives us an unparalleled global presence, including a unique position in emerging markets which generate 58% of our turnover. Our business activities span a complex, global value chain. We work with thousands of suppliers and spend around €34 billion on goods and services, including approximately €13 billion on ingredients and raw materials, which are made into products in our 300+ factories across 69 countries. These products are then distributed to 25 million retailers, from supermarkets to small convenience stores, and through other fast-growing channels such as e-commerce and direct-to-consumer. We are also the second largest advertiser in the world, based on media spend.

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Emerging Media (pvt.) Ltd.

Sri Lanka's largest digital display advertising network.

Over the last decade, Emerging Media has driven the transformation of digital communication and is currently the market leader in digital signage solutions and location-based advertising with indoor and outdoor screens placed in 200+ prime locations in Colombo.

Recruitment made easy

Everyone talks about topjobs for recruitment. It is by far the most popular recruitment system in Sri Lanka. Using modern internet technology topjobs automates the entire recruitment process commencing from advertising vacancies online to selecting the best person for the job.Small and large companies alike are saving significant costs by using topjobs. For the cost of normal annual subscription, you too can benefit from low cost job advertising and recruitment automation. Topjobs is developed by Genesiis software, an established Sri Lankan software development company and subsidiary of the well- known FINCO Group of Companies. topjobs is developed using robust and reliable internet technologies and made available to you on the emerging software as a service (Saas) model.


Aitken Spence PLC

Aitken Spence is a highly diversified conglomerate with a rich history spanning nearly two centuries. With a reach into almost every key sector in the economy, Aitken Spence has pioneered and excelled in a breadth of industries, maintaining a position of leadership in many operations locally and internationally.

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Fonterra Brands Lanka (Private) Limited

A farmer-owned co-operative with headquarters in New Zealand, Fonterra delivers dairy nutrition every day in more than 100 countries around the world. Our purpose is to make Sri Lanka a happier and healthier nation. We deliver high quality dairy solutions to people across Sri Lanka through much-loved brands like Anchor, meeting the nutritional needs of consumers across life-stages. We are also committed to creating a thriving Sri Lankan dairy industry through end to end solutions that create happier and prosperous dairy communities.

John Keells Holdings

John Keells Holdings PLC is one of the largest listed companies in the Colombo Stock Exchange, with the corporate vision of Building business that are leaders in the region. JKH businesses are primarily in the industries of Transportation, Leisure, Property, Consumer Foods and Retail, Financial Services, Information Technology and Plantation Services.

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Wijeya Newspapers Ltd

Wijeya Newspapers Ltd. (WNL) commenced operations in 1980 with two Sinhala weeklies. These were followed in 1983 by another Sinhala weekly for young men - after, was born the Lanka Woman- a women's journal in English. In 1986, the company expanded its publishing activities by acquiring several newspaper titles form the then defunct Times of Ceylon Ltd. Two Sunday newspapers, the Sunday Lankadeepa in February 1986 and the Sunday Times on 7 June 1987. The success of these two newspapers led to WNL's first daily newspaper in 1991 - the Lankadeepa which provided its readers with a fresh product everyday. Lankadeepa has won the most popular newspaper of the year award for the 10th  consecutive time in 2016 conducted by Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing together with AC Neilson Introduced in January 1999 as the Mid Week Mirror, the English tabloid became a Daily in June 1999. Today as a broad sheet, it remains the most popular daily with its own distinctive style of writing and presentation that makes easy reading. 

Today WNL runs the most modern newspaper printing operating in Sri Lanka with five print production lines. WNL was able to win the National Cleaner Production Awards-2009 awarded by National Cleaner Production Centre – Sri Lanka.

WNS Global Services (Pvt.) Ltd.

WNS is a leading global business process management company that offers business value to 350+ global clients, employing over 35,000 professionals across 53 delivery centers worldwide. WNS Sri Lanka employs over 700 high-end finance & accounting and legal professionals providing Financial and Accounting BPM services to several global organizations.

Akbar Brothers Ltd.

Akbar Brothers Private Ltd is internationally recognized as the largest production and marketer of Ceylon tea products in the world. The company is recognized for its grounded culture and traditional values  that lays down the very foundation for their integrity in the way they operate. The Akbar Tea Company has won several awards for outstanding export performance, including "Presidential Export Awards for the Best Sri Lankan Brand Exporter", award for the "Highest Foreign Exchange Earner" in the Tea Sector  and "Exporter to the Largest Number of Destinations" among numerous other accolades. Akbar brothers is now a diversified conglomerate with a firm presence in the sectors of renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, Trading, Agriculture, logistics, Property Development and environmental Services. Today, The Akbar brothers Group is proudly celebrating its 50th year of existence, a major milestone  reflecting on their humble yet powerful journey of integrity, excellence and traditional values.

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IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with a commitment to delivering value to every one of our customers, has made IFS a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,700 employees and growing ecosystem of partners support more than 10,000 customers around the world challenge the status quo and realize their competitive advantage. Learn more about how our enterprise software solutions can help your business today at

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Hirdaramani Group

Hirdaramani has a long history of trailblazing the Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing industry. Entrepreneurs at heart, we use our innovative vision and ingenious thinking to bring creative solutions to our customers, ensuring together, we’re always one step ahead. Today Hirdaramani is a global enterprise with a diversified network spanning 55,000+ associates, six countries and multiple industry sectors - Apparel, Renewable Energy, Leisure, Retail, IT and Financial Services.

Sri Lankan Airlines

SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier for Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld alliance, is an award-winning airline with a firm reputation as a global leader in service, comfort, safety, reliability, and punctuality. Launched in 1979, the airline's hub is located at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo providing convenient connections to its global network (including codeshare partners) of 109 destinations in 48 countries around the world. Its direct route map covers major cities across the Europe, Australia, Middle East, India, South East Asia and the Far East. The Airline operates an all Airbus fleet including a state-of-the-art A330-300 and modern A320/321neo fleet.As a member of the reputed oneworld airline alliance, SriLankan offers its passengers the convenience of over 1000 destinations across the alliance’s network of 160 countries.The Airlines’ latest awards include, the World’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean, Asia’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean at World Travel Awards 2019.Enjoy the inherent Sri Lankan warmth hospitality when you fly to your favourite destination with SriLankan Airlines


Fortude (Pvt) Ltd

Fortude, a global enterprise technology solutions provider, delivers world class solutions to global customers across multiple industries, with the capability to deliver end-to-end projects, and upgrades, provide Functional and Technical Consulting, integrations and custom developments. Fortude has a team of more than 200 multi-skilled and experienced professionals operating in the USA, UK, Sri Lanka, India and Australia. At Fortude, our value proposition is to ‘Deliver Solutions That Matter’.

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Bata Shoe Company of Ceylon Ltd.

To make great shoes accessible to everyone.

Mr. Thomas Bata, the founder of Bata Shoe Company, began the journey of Bata in 1876 in Czechoslovakia and expanded its operations to the rest of the world to make it a world-renowned footwear company. 

Bata entered the Sri Lankan market in 1950. Since then, it has become an unforgettable household name in the footwear sector. 

With a large network of retail, wholesale and dealers, Bata is expanding its operations today with a leadership of a local management. We are passionate about delighting our customers by offering them comfortable, attractive designs and durable shoes at a competitive price.

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Digital Mobility Solutions Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.

Faster. Safer. Smarter. 

Digital Mobility Solutions Lanka Private Limited is a technology development company that aims at providing innovative solutions to the transportation sector in the country. “PickMe” is the platform developed and operated by the company and is the first and largest taxi hailing platform. The platform also facilitates food delivery and logistics. 

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LankaClear (Pvt) Ltd


LankaClear is the operator of Sri Lanka’s National Payment Network LankaPay, which functions under the guidance and supervision of the Central Bank. Facilitating all domestic interbank payments and settlements, LankaClear provides a pivotal service to the country’s banking and financial sector by implementing a secure and a robust payments backend. Thus, the company has contributed immensely towards the national economy by bringing in greater autonomy to the entire financial system while saving substantial amount of foreign exchange for the country. Since 2002, LankaClear has played a pioneering role in changing the payments landscape in the country by introducing faster, convenient, secure and affordable technology-based payment options, thus, making financial services more affordable to a larger segment of the population, thereby harnessing financial inclusivity

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Nestlé Lanka PLC

Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. We are driven by our purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future, and guided by our values, which are rooted in respect. This includes respect not just for ourselves but also respect for others, for diversity and for the future.
Nestlé has a global history of over 150 years and has been a part of Sri Lanka for more than 110 years. We have more than 2,000 brands worldwide ranging from global icons Nescafé or Maggi to local favourites like Nestomalt.
We are Sri Lanka’s largest private-sector collector of fresh milk and one of the world’s largest exporters of coconut milk powder. We are one of the top five most valuable companies on the Colombo Stock Exchange in terms of market capitalization.
We pride ourselves on local manufacturing, using mainly local ingredients at our state-of-the-art factory in Kurunegala. Our portfolio comprises some of the country’s best loved brands, benefiting from our R&D network, global expertise in nutrition, and stringent quality control procedures. We provide direct employment to over 800 people in Sri Lanka whilst contributing to the livelihoods of over 20,000 local farming families. We were crowned Sri Lanka’s Best Corporate Citizen in the Manufacturing Sector by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in 2017 and 2018, and were ranked Sri Lanka’s Most Respected Food and Beverage company in 2016, 2017 and 2018 in the LMD Most Respected Entities Publication.

Sampath Bank Ltd

Sampath Bank has established itself among the pinnacles of Banking and Finance institutions, surpassing a majority of financial institutions and led by the incorporation of an innovative and progressive approach to conventional banking. In turn, this has ranked Sampath Bank as the 3rd largest private commercial bank in Sri Lanka, with over 229 inter-connected branches and 394 ATMs located island wide.


DFCC Bank PLC is a fully fledged commercial bank, originally established in 1955 as the pioneering Development Finance Institution in the country. It offers a comprehensive range of retail and development banking solutions delivered through its island-wide network and remains committed to advancing financial inclusion in the country.

FriMi digital Bank

FriMi, by Nations Trust Bank, is Sri Lanka’s first fully-fledged digital banking experience, mobile wallet and payment system all under one single lifestyle app. We are here to provide you with state-of-the-art financial solutions and an unparalleled banking convenience along with other exclusive features, all simply through your mobile phone.

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London Stock Exchange


London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) is an international markets infrastructure business. Its diversified global business focuses on capital formation, intellectual property and risk and balance sheet management. LSEG operates an open access model, offering choice and partnership to customers across all of its businesses. The Group can trace its history back to 1698. The Group operates a broad range of international equity, ETF, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS ( a European fixed income market); and Turquoise (a pan-European equities MTF). Through its platforms, LSEG offers market participants, unrivalled access to Europe’s capital markets. The Group also plays a vital economic and social role, enabling companies, including SMEs, to access funds for growth and development. Through FTSE Russell, the Group is a global leader in financial indexing, benchmarking and analytic services with over $16 trillion benchmarked to its indexes. The Group also provides customers with an extensive range of data services, research and analytics through The Yield Book, Mergent, SEDOL, UnaVista, XTF and RNS. Post trade and risk management services are a significant part of the Group’s business operations. In addition to majority ownership of LCH, a multi-asset global CCP operator, LSEG owns CC&G, the Italian clearing house and Monte Titoli, a leading European custody and settlement business. LSEG Technology develops and operates high performance technology solutions, including trading, market surveillance and post trade systems for over 40 organisations and exchanges, including the Group’s own markets. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, with significant operations in North America, Italy, France and Sri Lanka, the Group employs approximately 4,500 people. Further information on London Stock Exchange Group can be found at The Group’s ticker symbol is LSE.


Simple logistics

We are all about transforming supply chains. Merging the latest technology with nearly four decades of experience, we make sure your goods get to exactly where they need to go in perfect condition, and on time, every time. We thrive on pushing ourselves to always deliver more, and better and we do this by bringing transparency, security and long-term value to every partnership we enter. We are the people you call when you need the best 360° managed solutions in the business.

Hela Clothing (Pvt) Ltd.

A World of Apparel

Hela Clothing is a US$200 million company that provides sustainability focused apparel supply chain solutions. The company works closely with global brands, from design to delivery, in the intimate, sleepwear and kids’ product ranges. With 10 factories across three countries and a workforce of 15,000 across the globe, Hela leads the industry in ethical and sustainable working environments.

Hemas Holdings PLC

Hemas Holdings PLC touches the lives of millions of loyal customers, every day, via its Consumer, Healthcare, Mobility,  Leisure, Travel and Aviation products and services. Over a span of seven decades, Hemas has delivered an award-winning range of diversified products and services that continue to help enrich lives, empower business, and make a positive contribution to the nation’s economic development. Hemas has also expanded regionally with operations in Bangladesh, West Bengal and Myanmar.

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UB Finance Company Ltd.

Versatility of a finance company 

UB Finance Co. Ltd. as a subsidiary of Union Bank of Colombo PLC offers its customers a unique business proposition of 'The versatility of a Finance Company backed by the strength of a Bank'. The Company provides a wide range of financial services such as Leasing, Loans, Working Capital Finance, Gold Loans and Fixed Deposits. UB Finance strives towards achieving its vision of being Sri Lanka’s preferred financial services provider.

National Development Bank PLC

Our commitment. Your success.

NDB Bank; the first and to date the only corporate in Sri Lanka to officially be certified with EDGE Certification is a premier Retail Bank with 112 branches across the island. The bank has a digital footprint of over 154 ATM/CRMs and Branchless Banking services available at 70 branches. The NDB Group which includes NDB Bank, NDB Capital, NDB Investment Banking, NDB Wealth, and NDB Securities has been a catalyst in the development of the nation, strengthening entrepreneurs, corporates and individuals from all strata of the economy.

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Siam City Cement (Lanka) Ltd.

Building the Nation

Siam City Cement (Lanka) Limited, also known as INSEE Cement, is a member of the Siam City Cement Public Company Limited (SCCC), a leading cement manufacturer in Southeast Asia, founded in 1969 in Thailand. Siam City Cement (Lanka) Limited manufactures INSEE branded - Sanstha, Mahaweli Marine, Mahaweli Marine Plus, INSEE Rapid Flow, INSEE Rapid Flow Plus and INSEE Extra cement. INSEE Cement is the first certified ‘Green Cement’ product in Sri Lanka with the Green Labeling certification awarded by the Green Building Council. The company is the only fully integrated cement manufacturer in Sri Lanka.

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