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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 2022:

Premier

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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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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Wijeya Newspapers Ltd

Wijeya Newspapers Ltd. (WNL) commenced operations in 1980 with two Sinhala weeklies -"Sirikatha" and "Wijeya" designed for women and children respectively. In 1986, the Company expanded its publishing activities by acquiring several newspaper titles form the then defunct Times of Ceylon Ltd Such as Lankadeepa , Sunday Times, Daily Mirror etc. Today , Wijeya Newspapers Limited as the most premier Newspaper company in Sri Lanka having most prestigious 15 publications including Hi Magazine , Lanka Woman etc under its belt with most modern newspaper printing Process operating . Premier Brand, Lankadeepa has won the award as the most popular Newspaper in Sri Lanka consecutively for 15 years since 2006 at the people’s awards conducted by SLIM together with AC Nielson. It’s Hokandara Modern Printing complex has won several Quality awards including National Cleaner Production Award, National Productivity Award, ISO 14001, 5S Award, National Productivity Award and many more.

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Platinum

Acuity Knowledge Partners

Empower. Innovate. Transform

Acuity Knowledge Partners is a leading provider of high-value research, analytics and business intelligence to the global financial services sector. We support over 400 clients through our specialist workforce of over 4,000 analysts and delivery experts across our global delivery network. We provide customised equity research solutions, fixed income and credit research support, quantitative credit strategy and analytics, wholesale banking and credit research support, and contextual technology solutions. 

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Aitken Spence PLC

Aitken Spence PLC is a blue-chip conglomerate with an indisputable repute as one of Sri Lanka’s pioneering corporates, anchored to a heritage of excellence spanning over 150 years. The organisation was listed in the Colombo Stock Exchange since 1983. Aitken Spence is driven by a team of more than 12,000 employees with a strong regional presence across 8 countries, namely, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Fiji, Mozambique, India, Oman, Myanmar and Bangladesh. Aitken Spence has been a catalyst in the country’s socioeconomic progress with pioneering ventures in key sectors of the economy with operations in 16 industries spanning in hotels, destination management, maritime, freight and logistics solutions, power generation, insurance, printing, plantations, apparel and other services.

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Fonterra Brands Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd.

Dairy for Life

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 and has been recognized and reaffirmed as Sri Lanka’s Most Respected Entity in the LMD Rankings for 16 years.

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McLarens Holdings Ltd

Driven by Passion

Since the beginning of our voyage in 1944, the McLarens Group has evolved into a leading conglomerate with its footprint across several industries. While the core of our business sectors is Maritime and Logistics, we also have a strong presence in Petroleum and Energy, Manufacturing and Distribution, Hotels and Leisure, Property and Strategic Investments. Our passion for excellence and years of unwavering commitment has helped us reach greater heights in each direction we set sail to. Looking back at how we’ve navigated through different avenues through dynamic business environments, today we can proudly call those paths our direction of success. 

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Softlogic Holdings PLC

Best In The Business

Softlogic Holdings PLC, is known to be one of Sri Lanka’s most dynamic entrepreneur-led consumer driven conglomerates, with industry leadership in six business verticals – Retail, ICT, Healthcare, Financial Services, Automobiles and Leisure. The Group employs over 11,000 people in Sri Lanka and Australia and operates an asset base of over LKR175 Bn to generate an annual turnover of more than LKR 100 Bn. Softlogic’s diverse industry portfolio is a key factor to its ability to create value, providing it with the choice to make investments across a broad spectrum of businesses, wherever it perceives the opportunity to enhance sustainable returns. The Group’s representations and strategic alliances with reputed global institutions and large multinational corporations confirm its unparalleled local stature. 

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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.

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Topjobs.lk

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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WNS Global Services (Pvt.) Ltd.

Co-create to Outperform

WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), is a leading Business Process Management (BPM) company. We deliver an entire spectrum of BPM services in finance and accounting, procurement, customer interaction services and human resources leveraging collaborative models that are tailored to address the unique business challenges of each client. We co-create and execute the future vision of 375+ clients with the help of our 49,000+ employees. Our global footprint spans 16 countries with 57 delivery centers worldwide including in China, Costa Rica, India, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States.

WNS commenced operations in Sri Lanka in 2004, as the group’s first Global Center of Excellence in Financial and Accounting Outsourcing services (FAO) outside of India. Today, WNS Sri Lanka employs over 1000 professionals providing Financial and Accounting Outsourcing Services, Consulting and Professional Services, Human Resource Operations and Contact Center Services to several global organizations.

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Gold

Amana Bank

It's Your Bank

Amãna Bank is the country’s first and only Licensed Commercial Bank to operate in complete harmony with the globally growing non-interest based people friendly Islamic banking model. With the mission of Enabling Growth and Enriching Lives, offering the full spectrum of Retail Banking, SME Banking, Corporate Banking, Treasury and Trade Finance Services, the Bank reaches out to over 380,000 customers through a growing network of branches and self-banking centres. Amana Bank was recently recognised amongst the Top 50 Strongest Islamic Bank’s in the World by The Asian Banker while also being awarded the Fastest Growing Retail Bank in Sri Lanka by Global Banking & Finance Review.

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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 fueled 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 Biscuits Limited

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

The CBL Group is one of Sri Lanka’s largest FMCG Conglomerates with manufacturing operations in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Ghana. The Group exports to 65+ countries with a portfolio that includes biscuits, chocolates, cakes, textured soy, coconut products, cereal and spices under Munchee, Ritzbury, Revello, Tiara, Lankasoy, Sera, Nutriline and Samaposha Brands.

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DFCC Bank PLC

Keep Growing

DFCC Bank 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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Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC

The Perfect Partner

DIMO is a leading Diversified Conglomerate having business interests beyond Sri Lanka. Our key sectors include Mobility, Agriculture, Education, Construction and Industrial Solutions, Chemical Solutions, Building and Material Handling Solutions, Lifestyle, Medical and Power Tools and Equipment. With over 8 decades of trust, DIMO is in the business of creating value responsibly towards our stakeholders.

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Hatton National Bank

Your Partner in Progress

With 254 customer centres across the country, HNB is one of Sri Lanka’s largest, most technologically innovative banks, having won local and global recognition for its efforts to drive forward a new paradigm in digital banking. Consolidating its reputation for banking excellence, HNB bagged the Best Retail Bank and Best SME Bank awards in the Banking category at the International Finance Awards 2021. The bank was also ranked among the World Top 1,000 Banks list compiled by the prestigious UK-based Banker Magazine for five consecutive years. HNB was also declared Best Sub-Custodian Bank in Sri Lanka at the Global Finance Awards 2020. HNB has a national rating of AA- (lka) by Fitch Ratings (Lanka) Ltd.

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Hela Clothing (Pvt.) Ltd.

Hela Clothing provides sustainable supply chain solutions to the world’s leading apparel brands. The company works closely with customers, from design to delivery, in the Intimatewear, Sportswear, Kidswear and Medical wear product ranges. With 11 factories across three countries and a workforce of over 18,000, Hela leads the industry in ethical and sustainable manufacturing practices.

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Hemas Holdings PLC

Enriching Lives

Established in 1948 Hemas started with a simple intent: to help families live healthfully. This core belief has informed our growth for over 70 years. Today, we bring healthful living to life through our focus on Consumer Brands, Healthcare and Mobility. Woven into the socio-economic fabric of Sri Lanka, Hemas has also expanded regionally with operations in Bangladesh, West Bengal and Myanmar. In our onward journey, we will continue to invest in diverse and passionate teams, create meaningful offerings, cultivate trusted partnerships, and champion a more inclusive world, to create a positive impact for all our stakeholders.

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HSBC Electronic Data Processing Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd.

HSBC Electronic Data Processing Lanka (Pvt) Ltd Sri Lanka (HSBC EDPL) is one of the Global Service Centres (GSC) operating from eight countries which form an integral part of HSBC’s Global Operations. We commenced operations in April 2004 at World Trade Centre, Colombo 1 and in 2005, moved into our own fit for purpose building in Rajagiriya. Beginning with servicing UK and US banking operations, we have grown to be a comprehensive business services hub supporting customers from 41 markets across North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

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LankaClear (Pvt.) Ltd.

TRANSACT THE FUTURE

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 vital 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.

Change is Courage

MAS Holdings, the largest apparel tech company in South Asia, is a design-to-delivery solution provider in apparel and textile manufacturing. With over 100,000 associates, MAS operates in 15 countries and aims to inspire all employees to be changemakers, enabling dreams and enriching the fabric of life on our planet.

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National Development Bank PLC

The Future is Banking on us

NDB Bank is the 4th largest listed bank in Sri Lanka and the parent company of the NDB Group. The only financial services conglomerate in Sri Lanka, NDB Group is uniquely positioned towards assisting the growth and development of the Sri Lankan financial market to provide its customers seamless access to the product and service offerings of all its group companies. NDB operates around the island via 113 branches with a network of over 160 ATM/CRMs and Bank2U offerings. The Bank continued its efforts despite challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic through customer centric solutions, CSR initiatives women empowerment projects and digitization efforts. NDB maintained the equilibrium in its performance, serving all its stakeholders without a compromise.

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Nestlé Lanka PLC

Good Food, Good Life

Nestlé is the largest food and beverage company in the world, driven by its purpose of ‘unlocking the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come’. Nestlé has been a part of Sri Lanka for more than 115 years, nourishing generations, from early childhood to old age.

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Sampath Bank PLC

We Present Your Future

Sampath Bank is one of the leading and most respected financial service 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 service 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 455 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 established 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.

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