- Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to attend as the Chief Guest
The annual flagship C-suite event of CIMA Sri Lanka, the Business Leaders Summit titled ‘What’s Next: The changing business landscape’ will be held on 11 September. Ranil Wickremesinghe will be in attendance as the Chief Guest during the keynote address. This year’s discussions are underpinned by the wider concept of business innovation; how organisations are adopting digital business models whilst creating value for their stakeholders and addressing pressing issues such as climate change and global/domestic factors which have an impact on their business practices.
Mohit Pande (Country Head – India, Google Cloud) will deliver the keynote on how Google is disrupting traditional business models, with a particular focus on Google’s future developments and how organisations will have to adapt to remain agile in the face of such challenges. Currently Mohit leads Google’s business for Cloud in India and has extensive experience in the technology industry in India and South East Asia. Another key presentation at this year’s summit will be delivered by Azran Osman-Rani (CEO, iflix Malaysia and Group COO, iflix). Azran will share his insights on cultivating a global mindset for organisational growth and how Asia’s emergence as an economic power presents new opportunities that organisations can take advantage of.
Leading other presentations at the summit will be Clehan Pulle (CEO, Fintech), Chris Dharmakirthi (venture capitalist/public sector administrator), Manju Gunawardene (Group CEO Research and Innovation, LOLC and Senior Scientist, Sri Lanka Nanotechnology Institute), Dr. Ravi Fernando (Lecturer, Insead), Subramanium Easswaren (Founding Director, Carbon Consulting Company) and Tilak Dissanayake (Inventor). These discussions will focus on building thriving business models amidst technological disruption, integrating sustainability to corporate strategies and how to best position Sri Lanka as a regional economic and technology hub.
Lending their support for this year’s summit are Janashakthi Insurance, Hayleys PLC, Hayleys Advantis, Bank of Ceylon, Hayleys Café Pixel, Dialog TV, Learn TV, Iron One, DIMO, Wijeya Newspapers and Sarva. This year’s event will be held at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo from 9 a.m. onwards, with the keynote address scheduled for 6:30 p.m. For more information and reservations, contact the CIMA Colombo office on 0112503880 (Ext. 260) or email CIMA.BLS@aicpa-cima.com.