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 2021:


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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London Stock Exchange Group

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) is a diversified international markets infrastructure business —earning our clients’ trust for over 300 years. That legacy of customer-focused excellence ensures that you can rely on our expertise in capital formation, intellectual property and risk and balance sheet management.

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Aitken Spence PLC

With an indisputable repute as one of Sri Lanka’s pioneering corporates, Aitken Spence is a blue-chip conglomerate anchored to a heritage of excellence spanning over 150 years. Listed in the Colombo Stock Exchange since 1983, Aitken Spence is a responsible enterprise driven by over 13,000 employees across 9 countries. Creating opportunities for Sri Lanka across new frontiers, Aitken Spence PLC is an organisation committed to the development of Sri Lanka.

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Colombo International Container Terminals Ltd.

Deepwater Terminal of Choice

Colombo International Container Terminals Ltd., (CICT) is a joint venture Company between China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited, a listed blue chip company in the Hong Kong stock exchange and the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA). Under a 35 year Build Operate and Transfer Agreement, With a capacity of approximately 3million teus, CICT is currently the only deepwater terminal in South Asia capable of handling the largest vessels afloat.

Located within the Port of Colombo, CICT is strategically positioned in the center of the main east west shipping route with minimum deviation. With the advantage of its location coupled with its strong global network through CMPort, CICT continue to strengthen its position as the regional transshipment hub.

CICT prides itself at service excellence and is a firm believer of continuous improvement. Equipped with the state of the art facility and a highly motivated and committed workforce, we believe in the power of partnerships and continue work in collaboration with its customers to set the standards for productivity, efficiency and reliability in the industry. 

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Fonterra Brands Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd.

Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka is part of a dairy co-operative owned by 10,000 New Zealand farmers. For over 40 years, we’ve nourished the nation with high quality dairy nutrition through Anchor. Today, we work with hundreds of thousands of people across the country through our operations, including employees, farmers, traders, distributors, and business partners. Since 1997, Fonterra Brands Lanka has been collecting Sri Lankan milk for its local dairy portfolio of set and stirred yoghurts, drinking yoghurts and fresh and flavoured milk. We lead nationally recognised efforts to uplift Sri Lankan smallholder dairy farmers and continue to work hand-in-hand with dairy communities to create a thriving local dairy industry. 

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John Keells Holdings PLC

John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH), is Sri Lanka's largest listed company in the Colombo Stock Exchange operating over 70 companies in 7 diverse industry sectors. JKH provides employment to over 14,000 persons and has contributed towards the development and economy of the country for over 150 years. JKH is a full member of the World Economic Forum and a Participant of the UN Global Compact. JKH drives its CSR vision of “Empowering the Nation for Tomorrow” through John Keells Foundation and through the social entrepreneurship initiative, ‘Plasticcycle’, which is a catalyst in significantly reducing plastic pollution in Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lankan Airlines

You're our world

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.

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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. 

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Wijeya Newspapers Ltd.

Wijeya Newspapers Ltd. (WNL) commenced operations in 1980 with two Sinhala weeklies -"Sirikatha" and "Wijeya". These were followed in 1983 by another Sinhala weekly for young men -"Tharunaya". Soon after, was born The "Lanka Woman"- a women's journal in English. In 1986, the Company expanded its publishing two Sunday Newspapers, the Sunday Lankadeepa in February 1986 and the Sunday Times in June 7th of 1987.

The success of these two newspapers led to WNL's first daily newspaper in 1991- the "Daily Lankadeepa" which has won the SLIM Neilson 'Most Popular Newspaper' for the 14 consecutive years.

Today WNL runs the most modern newspaper printing operating in Sri Lanka with five print production lines. Its subsidiary operates a heat-set printing plant, a Japanese built Mitsubishi, the only one in Sri Lanka. 

Wijeya Newspapers Ltd Publications (17 publications)
Sunday Times , Daily Mirror, Daily Lankadeepa ,Sunday Lankadeepa , Daily FT, Sirikatha, Deshaya , Wijeya, Pariganaka , Hi Magazine ,Lanka Women ,  Bilindu, Braille , Easy Guide.

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WNS Global Services (Pvt.) Ltd.

WNS is a leading Business Process Management (BPM) company. WNS combines deep industry knowledge with technology, analytics and process expertise to co-create innovative, digitally led transformational solutions with over 400 clients across various industries. WNS delivers an entire spectrum of BPM solutions including industry-specific offerings, customer interaction services, finance and accounting, human resources, procurement, and research and analytics to re-imagine the digital future of businesses. WNS employs over 42,000 professionals across 61 delivery centers worldwide including facilities in China, Costa Rica, India, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. WNS Sri Lanka employs close to 1000 high-end finance & accounting and legal professionals providing Financial and Accounting BPM services to several global organizations.

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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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Bharti Airtel Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.


Bharti Airtel is a subsidiary of one of the world’s leading telecommunications services providers operating in over 18 countries. The company is fuelled by a singular mission to leverage the power of communication to enrich the lives of Sri Lankan youth to connect, network, and pursue their ambitions to the fullest.

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Ceylon Biscuit Ltd.

To create enriching happy moments for people, by being a caring global entity with a true Sri Lankan identity

CBL is a Sri Lankan food manufacturing conglomerate that produces high quality confectionery and convenient nutrition for every household. Our story started in 1968 with the protein enriched Care biscuit created in collaboration between CBL, the Sri Lankan Government and CARE U.S.A., to combat malnutrition in schoolchildren at the time. Since then, we have worked closely with communities in every part of the country to understand food needs and to apply our core values to making food with purpose that truly enriches lives.

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Keep Growing

DFCC Bank, with a legacy of 65 years, is one of Sri Lanka’s foremost financial conglomerates and offers a gamut of commercial and development banking services. In 1956, DFCC Bank became the first bank to be listed on the Colombo Brokers’ Association, the precursor to the Colombo Stock Exchange, and has been a listed company ever since. The Bank was ranked amongst Business Today’s Top 30 Corporates in Sri Lanka and was also positioned amongst Brand Finance’s Top 100 Most Valuable Brands, 2020.  DFCC Bank is rated [SL] AA- Stable by ICRA Lanka Limited and A+ (lka) Stable by Fitch Ratings Lanka Limited.

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Hatton National Bank

With 252 customer centers across the country. HNB is one Sri Lanka’s largest, most technologically innovative banks to have won local and global recognition for its efforts to drive forward a new paradigm in digital banking. Notably, the bank was recognized as the ‘Best Managed Bank during COVID-19 in Sri Lanka’ by the prestigious Asian Banker Magazine, while the Bank’s Managing Director and CEO Jonathan Alles, was awarded the Leadership Achievement Award for having delivered the Best CEO response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Sri Lanka. bank is ranked number 3 on the LMD ‘Most Awarded 2019 /20 Hall of Fame Top 50 ranking. Over the recent past, HNB was also ranked among the Top 1,000 banks globally by The Banker Magazine. Locally, HNB is amongst the ‘Business Today Top 10’ and the ‘10 Most Admired Companies’ in Sri Lanka by CIMA and ICCSL. The bank is also ranked number 3 on the LMD ‘Most Awarded 2019 /20 Hall of Fame Top 50 ranking. Similarly, HNB was also declared the Best Retail Bank and Best Microfinance Bank in Sri Lanka for the second consecutive year at the International Finance Awards 2019, in addition to being recognized as the Best Sub-Custodian Bank in Sri Lanka at the Global Finance Awards 2020. The bank further won the Award for the Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka for the 11th time at the Asian Banker Awards 2020, in recognition of its sustainable growth and continuous improvements in processes, products and services amidst a challenging macroeconomic environment. HNB has a national rating of AA- (lka) by Fitch Ratings (Lanka) Ltd.

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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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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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MAS Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd.

MAS Holdings manages a portfolio of businesses and is positioned as one of the world’s most recognized design to delivery solution providers in the realm of apparel and textile manufacturing. It is also the largest apparel and textile manufacturer in South Asia. The organization is headquartered in Sri Lanka with 53 manufacturing facilities placed across 16 countries, with design locations placed in key style centers across the globe and over 99,000 people involved in its operation. The seamlessly integrated supply chain that is balanced to perfection with the organizations strategically placed design houses gives MAS the knowledge, the means and the speed to deliver what is demanded by the industry.  MAS Holdings is proud to hold a global reputation for an ethical and sustainable working environment. The tireless effort put towards women’s empowerment has put MAS on the map as a global standard to aspire to. The concept of new thinking at MAS breaks the norms of innovation as the world knows it. Re – engineering, re – thinking resource utility. Exploiting processes and the relentless pursuit of excellence is the MAS lifestyle. The nurturing of people, their passion and their ideas has evolved MAS Holdings from a business organization to a global community which partners with some of the world’s foremost brands in fashion and style that is timeless. 

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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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Nestlé Lanka PLC

Nestlé is the Good food, Good life company; the largest food and beverage company in the world. We believe in the power of food to enhance lives, and are driven by our purpose to ‘unlock the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come’. We have been a part of Sri Lanka for more than 110 years, nourishing generations of Sri Lankans with good food and beverages from birth to old age. In 2020, we were proud to provide the country close to one billion servings of micronutrient-fortified products. As one of Sri Lanka’s largest private-sector collectors of fresh milk and one of the world’s largest exporters of coconut milk powder, we contribute to the livelihoods of over 20,000 local farming families. We pride ourselves on local manufacturing, using mainly local ingredients at our state-of-the-art factory in Kurunegala, and provide direct employment to over 800 people. We also support thousands of young Sri Lankans by helping them build their professional skills and become more employable. Last but not least, we are working to ensure all our products are also good for the planet. We have committed to making all our packaging 100% recyclable or reusable by 2025 and to achieve zero net emissions across our value chain by 2050. We are proud to be a force for Good. 

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Sampath Bank PLC

We Present Your Future

Sampath Bank is one of the leading and most respected financial services providers in Sri Lanka, credited with several firsts in the country’s financial services industry. This pioneering enterprise is known for its focus on innovation and unmatched customer service. Ever since its inception, the Bank has been spearheading the transformation of the financial services landscape by leveraging emerging technologies to roll out several innovative solutions that offer greater value and convenience. Serving customers through its island wide network of 229 branches and 445 ATMs, the Bank is also a champion of Digital Banking services, an area where it has made great strides over the years.

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Siam City Cement (Lanka) Ltd.

Build for life

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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Digital Outdoor Media Partner

Emerging Media (Pvt.) Ltd.

The Largest Location Based Digital Display Advertising Network in Sri Lanka

Emerging Media was inaugurated in 2009. We were formed with the idea of introducing a revolutionizing concept in the field of advertising in Sri Lanka. With the massive success Emerging Media is currently the Market Leader in Digital Signage Solutions and the largest location based digital Advertising network inclusive of Indoor and Outdoor LED screens placed in 200+ prime locations in Colombo, Sri Lanka. By combining the use of technology, insights, creativity and analytical expertise, Emerging Media gives you the ultimate brand experience in the digital space with indoor and outdoor screens.

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