The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM), the national body of marketing yet again produced a world-prize winner in the Chartered Institute of Marketing examination held in December 2010, further moulding world-class marketers in the country.
SLIM student Ahlaam Malik was recently felicitated by the CIM Sri Lanka Region for being awarded the world-prize in the Analysis & Decision (A&D) subject area. Malik was recognised as the eighth world-prize winner coached by senior lecturer Prasanna Perera. SLIM awarded Malik a fully paid overseas training in Singapore.
A past pupil of Royal College - Colombo 7, young Malik excelled in the O/Ls and A/Ls. He is also a graduate from the Charted Institute of Management Accountants. Currently he is employed at Reckitt Benckiser Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. in the capacity of Assistant Manager - Commercial Finance.
Upbeat about his accomplishment Malik world-prize winner CIM - Analysis & Decision says, “I am proud of myself for making the right decision to follow CIM at SLIM. Prasanna Perera’s coaching and his guidance aided me in achieving my world-prize”
Prasanna Perera a Marketing and Management Consultant and Certified Trainer, is regarded as one of Sri Lanka’s best marketing lecturers for CIM examinations. Perera started his marketing career in 1983 spanning a period of over 20 years, starting with the Browns Group. Prasanna is a Fellow Member and Chartered Marketer of the Chartered Institute of Marketing U.K., Director of the Canadian Institute of Marketing, Member of Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing, and Sri Lanka Institute of Directors.
Thushara Perera - President of SLIM commenting on the achievement said, “Students who excel through SLIM hold high ranks in many Sri Lankan and overseas blue chip companies. We pride ourselves as the most senior provider of CIM education in Sri Lanka. SLIM consists of a panel of diverse lecturers educating students with high quality knowledge, both hands-on and theoretical. We will continue to produce the best of the breed marketers to our country as well as the international marketing fraternity; this is a promise SLIM will stand by”.
SLIM conducts sessions for PCM - Preliminary Certificate in Marketing, GDBR - Graduate Diploma in Brand Management, PGDIP - Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing, CPM - Certified Professional Marketer - Asia, Master of Business Administration - Buckinghamshire New University, CIM - Charted Institute of Marketing – UK.
SLIM through the years has managed to maintain some of the highest pass rates in CIM examinations. The secret behind the success is the panel of lecturers who are dedicated, committed and well experienced personalities in the marketing fraternity, who apart from having a proven track record in lecturing are proven practitioners of marketing with extraordinary track records, holding key positions in some of the top organisations in Sri Lanka.