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 2017:


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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Associated Motorways (Pvt) Ltd

Associated Motorways (Private) Limited, is a leading automobile company in Sri Lanka. The present portfolio consists of world renowned brands such as Nissan, Yamaha, Maruti, Renault, Piaggio, Suzuki, Goodyear and BP/Castrol, offering customers a wide range of products throughout Sri Lanka. Having brought in their leasing arm by way of Capital Leasing & Finance PLC, AMW has truly established themselves as the one stop shop for all motor vehicle needs in Sri Lanka. In July 2008, Associated Motorways (Private) Limited, came under the management expertise of Al-Futtaim Group of Dubai. The development drive and expansion into new ventures by the company has contributed immensely not only to the development of the individual brands and the company but also to the economy of the nation.

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Dharmavahini Foundation

Learn TV is an innovative and unique educational television channel that brings together curious minds of all ages to celebrate a lifelong journey of learning. Learn TV is a non-profit organisation which covers events & produces content for educational purposes.

Our dedicated team is responsible for promoting and inspiring the love of learning through the wide coverage of local and international conferences, symposiums, events, talks and interviews of educational value. We are strongly committed to ensuring free accessibility to everyone that wishes to bridge their educational skill gap, at their own convenience.

The vast array of programs offered by LearnTV all meet high standards of quality, easy accessibility, study text on demand, and comprises a large database of educational content produced with the use of the latest innovative concepts & technology.

Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC

Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) represents the world’s best engineered brands in Sri Lanka since 1939. DIMO represents Mercedes-Benz, Siemens, Bosch, Osram, Jeep, Komatsu, Tata, KSB, MTU and many more world renowned brands. DIMO has more than 40 branches across Sri Lanka and provides a 24 hours roadside assistance to Mercedes-Benz, Jeep and Tata Passenger and commercial vehicles.

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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. 


Fortude is an Information Technology and Consulting company that offers global enterprise software development and applications consulting to clients across the globe. Fortude i3 has a team of over 200 professionals; possessing immense industry experience and multiple skillsets across offices in the US, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and Australia.

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Hayleys PLC

Hayleys Group, one of Sri Lanka’s pre-eminent blue-chip, diversified conglomerates, is committed to deriving the best value from the island’s resources and converting these in to the world-class productions and service. We span a portfolio of globally competitive businesses under the sectors of Eco Solutions, Hand Protection, Purification, Agriculture, Plantations, Transportation and Logistics, Textiles, Constructions Materials, Consumer Products, Leisure, Industry Inputs and Power & Energy, BPO and Shared Services.

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Hirdaramani Group of Companies

Evolving from a single retail store established in the 1900s, Hirdaramani is a global business with 60,000+ associates and a diversified footprint that spans multiple industry sectors. A pioneer in Sri Lankan apparel, Hirdaramani remains a committed proponent of better businesses practices and a champion of innovation and change across industries. 

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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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Lanka Orix Leasing Company PLC

The past few years have seen the rapid evolution of LOLC, from a leading financial services provider to the largest non-banking financial institution, and today to be one of the largest and most diversified conglomerates in the country. Our portfolio is broadly categorised as Financial Services, Agriculture and Plantations, Renewable Energy, Leisure, Construction, Manufacturing and Trading and other strategic investments. As a leading player in the SME and Microfinance sectors of the country, the LOLC Group has been a catalyst in facilitating financial inclusion. The success of our overseas investments in countries such as Cambodia, Myanmar and Pakistan has spurred us to actively pursue new opportunities in the region. 

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Lankem Ceylon PLC

Lankem Ceylon PLC is a fast growing player in the diversified conglomerate sector. The Lankem Group has been building value and creating wealth for over five decades in Sri Lanka. Our investments span over twenty five subsidiaries working in nine major industries. With initially operations in the sphere of agro chemicals, the company has now diversified into various other business sectors such as Agri-Inputs, Paints, Industrial Chemical, Consumer, Road Surfacing, Food and Feed Ingredients, Pest Control, Plantations and Leisure; with new forays into the Packaging Industry. We continue to broaden our horizons in each of these business segments where we remain key players.

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MAS Holdings

MAS is a $1.6 billion conglomerate and is positioned as one of the world’s most recognised design-to-delivery solution providers in the realm of apparel and textile manufacturing. The organisation is headquartered in Sri Lanka with 48 manufacturing facilities placed across 15 countries, design locations in key style centres across the globe and with over 86,000 people involved in its operation. MAS has a very diversified portfolio under its umbrella. In addition to apparel and textiles, they have businesses in SAP related IT solutions, its own retail brands and Industrial Parks.  MAS is a conglomerate that strives to create a self-sustained eco- system in the global business arena.

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National Development Bank PLC

National Development Bank PLC (NDB)  is one of Sri Lanka’s largest financial conglomerates with a growing portfolio of financial services comprising retail banking, cash management services, treasury, trade finance, corporate and institutional banking and funding for structured and corporate finance deals. Through its extensive network of 105 branches, it continues to serve customers and bring them closer to realising their dreams and goals through financial empowerment.

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Siam City Cement (Lanka) Ltd

INSEE Cement is a member of the Siam City Cement Company, a leading cement manufacturer in Southeast Asia, founded in 1969 in Thailand. The Company manufactures INSEE branded cement, construction aggregates and solutions which are marketed in Cambodia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, in addition to Thailand. Its cement manufacturing complex in Saraburi, Thailand is the largest in the world offering greater manufacturing capability to the region. 

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Unilever Lanka

Unilever’s vision is to make ‘Sustainable Living Common Place’ Incorporated in 1938, today Unilever Sri Lanka (USL) is home to 29 brands that are household names in Sri Lanka. A fast moving consumer goods company, our operations include Home Care, Personal Care and Foods - ranging from fabric cleaning to skin cleansing, tea to water purifiers, and beauty to oral care. Unilever's brands run virtually the entire gamut of requirements, and are customised to suit the Sri Lankan consumer.  

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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