Cultivating business excellence: CIMA unveils 29 Corporate Partners for 2015

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Amidst a gathering of top corporates and dignitaries, CIMA unveiled its 29 Corporate Partners for the year 2015 at a glitzy event held at the Cinnamon Grand. The program celebrated a partnership between CIMA and corporates that helps to groom professionals to lead businesses and endure excellence through an exposure to cutting edge practices, knowledge and know-how. The year 2015 is significant for CIMA as its celebrates 50 years of operations in Sri Lanka and opened with a celebratory clip played in lieu of the 50th anniversary of CIMA Sri Lanka, followed by the unveiling of the logos of the 29 Corporate Partners by the newly-appointed CIMA Sri Lanka Board 2015 Chairman Vipula Gunatilleka and CIMA Regional Director – Middle East, South Asia and North Africa Bradley Emerson. A presentation of a survey by MTI CEO Hilmy Cader, ‘MTI CEO Business Outlook Survey 2015,’ highlighted CEO’s thoughts and how they looked back at 2014, together with some great insights of their forecasts and expectations in the year 2015. The presentation also highlighted the importance of good governance and steady economic policies if Sri Lanka was to achieve what it planned in the years ahead. Emerson, speaking at the event, said: “The launch is a continuation of our collaboration with leading corporates in the country to constantly engage in transforming the national ability to global capability. In a world of work where experience is fast becoming redundant and competency becoming the core, receiving the partnership of employers is essential in our efforts of enhancing the skills of the managerial talent of Sri Lanka. As the companies are judged by the people they keep, this partnership, we believe is a commitment to enhance the profile of CIMA and our partners by raising the competency.” The 29 Corporate partners who signed in this year were Aitken Spence PLC, Associated Motorways Ltd., Bank of Ceylon PLC, Coats PLC, Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC, Dialog Axiata PLC, Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC, Fonterra Brands Lanka Ltd., Goodhope Asia Holdings Ltd., Hayleys PLC, Hatton National Bank Ltd., Hirdaramani International Exports Ltd., Holcim Lanka Ltd., HSBC Electronic Data Processing Lanka Ltd., John Keells Holdings PLC, KPMG, Lankem Ceylon PLC, LOLC PLC, MAS Holdings, National Development Bank PLC, Nestlé Lanka PLC, Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC, Sampath Bank PLC, Singer Sri Lanka Ltd., Sri Lanka Telecom PLC, The Lanka Hospitals Corporation PLC, Union Assurance PLC, Wijeya Newspapers Ltd. and WNS Global Services Ltd. Pix by Upul Abayasekara