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CIMA C-Suite Business and Finance Program – Hear from a Participant!

CIMA Global C-Suite Business and Finance program is one special pathway for C-Suite professionals to enhance their professional standing with the highly-acclaimed global professional qualification. This exclusive program is open to Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and senior management who wish to enhance their professional standing with the CIMA Professional Qualification. Let’s hear from a participant who benefited immensely from the program.
• Independent Non-Executive Director, Sampath Bank PLC
• Independent Non-Executive Director, Hela Clothing (Pvt) Ltd and Foundation Garments (Pet) Ltd..
• Vice Chairman & Board Director, Sri Lanka Institute of Directors
• Vice President, Rotary Club of Colombo

Why did you join CIMA C-suite Business and Finance program?
Finance is a critical aspect of business. Anyone who is to succeed, whether it’s an executive or an entrepreneur, needs to understand the intricacies of Finance if they are to succeed. I have had a lot of exposure on the subject starting from my Bachelor’s degree at MIT, my experience as a Corporate Banker and throughout my career. However, I lacked the qualification which demonstrates to the world that you in fact do have these skills. I joined the C-Suite program to gain this qualification but more importantly to update my finance knowledge. It was indeed exciting to go back to studying!
Why would you recommend the program to other professionals?
The CIMA C-Suite program is an excellent opportunity to enhance your knowledge. As a corporate leader, you would have vast experience which you would have gathered. This program helps to give you the theoretical background as well as very practical case study experience which will enhance your overall level of capability, confidence and skill.
What was the most exciting element in this program for you?
Meeting and working with the others in our cohort and sharing experiences with them was extremely valuable and fun. Even though it is a short program, you do make good friends as they are like-minded people.
How important is such a program for today’s C Suite executives?
I feel it is critical for today’s C-Suite executives to go back to study. Some of them will do this by themselves. However, a structured program like CIMA is very useful to ensure executives today are updated and able to handle the highly volatile world we live in.
Interested in finding out more about this route or joining the information sessions held via Zoom? Contact Kith via 0776279987 ([email protected]) or Thamali (Thamali.Abey[email protected]).

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