Rajendra Theagarajah to deliberate at CIMA Technical Symposium

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Rajendra Theagarajah, CEO/Managing Director of Hatton National Bank PLC, will deliberate on ‘Creating a Knowledge Workforce to ensure Competitiveness and Agility in the Industry’ at the upcoming CIMA Technical Symposium on 24 November.

He counts over 26 years of experience in banking both in Europe and Sri Lanka, and is a director of all the group companies within HNB. He is a strong voice of business in Sri Lanka serving as the Chairman of Lanka Financial Services Bureau, Vice Chairman of the Asian Bankers’ Association, Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Sri Lanka board and Council Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors. He is also the past Chairman of the Sri Lanka Banks’ Association and past President of the Association of Professional Bankers.

The aspirations of a knowledge workforce are complex and sophisticated and require precious nurturing, precise planning and professional management in the current business context. Specialised industries such as banking depend heavily on creating a knowledge workforce to ensure competitiveness and agility in the industry - the underlying principle being to ‘lead’ rather than ‘manage’.

The ‘Hatna Family’ is nurtured and developed through a process of continuous learning and development. Today, understanding and guiding, and the ability to relate to generation ‘Y’ has become a key challenge to all.

Directing such a group to be focused in target achievement, development of cross-functional capability and ensuring space for innovation and creativity is what HNB considers to be their HR challenge.

New models and concepts dominate today’s HR thinking. Success at HNB has been to ensure that some of the arrogance and superiority of such models do not impede the basics.

Business transformation is no longer an option, but a compulsion. Therefore, CIMA Technical Symposium 2010 will focus on the timely theme ‘Transformation: The Compulsory Choice’.

It will feature technically reviving and practically insightful deliberations of six distinguished local and foreign thought leaders – on global forces of change, sustainable business strategy, creative decision-making, supply chain agility, finance-business partnership, and knowledge-worker leadership.

Contact Jennifer Gnaniah for registration on 0773-312624 or via email Jennifer.gnaniah@cimaglobal.com.

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