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Chandrin Fernando appointed to CIMA Regional Board – Middle East, South Asia and North Africa

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dfcvChandrin Fernando, former Board member of CIMA Sri Lanka (2014-2016), was recently appointed as Vice Chairman of MESANA Regional Board of CIMA.

MESANA region covers Middle East, South Asia and North Africa comprising 28 countries.

Chandrin is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute Of Management Accountants and a CGMA. Further he is a graduate of the University of Sri Jayawardenapura where he obtained a second Upper class in B. Sc. in Business Administration.

He is also a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and a Chartered Marketer holding the Membership of Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK).

Further, he holds a Distinction in Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK).

Chandrin began his career at MAS Holdings. He served in Plantation, Real Estate, Trading and Construction sectors prior to serving in the financial sector. He possesses over 10 years of experience in the Non-Banking Financial Services industry. In 2013, he joined Arpico Finance Company PLC as the Chief Financial Officer and in 2016, he was promoted as the Chief Executive Officer.  

Arpico Finance Co PLC is the second oldest Finance Company in Sri Lanka and is now rapidly expanding. In 2008, Chandrin was invited to serve in the Marketing and Promotions Committee in CIMA Sri Lanka Division. He further served as a Member of Student Development Committee in 2013 and in 2014, Chandrin was elected to the CIMA Sri Lanka Board by popular member vote.

 After he joined the CIMA Board, he served as the Chairman of the Employer Relations Committee. As Chairman, he organised several Employer engagement events. These events promoted the CIMA qualification among business leaders in Sri Lanka. 

 CIMA London recognised Chandrin’s commitment and in 2015 he was chosen to represent Sri Lanka in the Global Market Committee as a Member. 

In 2016, the Global Market Committee and Sri Lanka regional Board were dissolved but soon afterwards, he was invited to join the MESANA Board as the Vice Chairman. 

Chandrin is a past pupil of Holy Cross College Kalutara. He was regarded as the Best Results holder in the District and scored the highest marks for his Advance Level Exam. He was involved in competitive athletics in school, university and represented national and international athletic meets. He holds school and university records in athletics. He was awarded university athletics colours for four consecutive years. He was the School Athletic Captain and was the athletics captain for the University of Sri Jayawardenepura.

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