The Sri Lankan branch of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants(CIMA) signed up over 4,000 students during 2011, according to the organisation's UK based Managing Director Andrew Harding.
This was revealed at the recent launch of CIMA's 5th local Corporate Partner Programme, which was also incidentally the organisation's first event in its 2012 events calender.
Speaking at the event, CIMA's newly appointed Sri Lanka Chairman Dirk Pereira highlighted the importance of corporate partnerships to CIMA while also saying that talent was the only key differentiator for today's companies. He also added that the local companies could not insulate themselves from the global economy despite the country doing so well, in terms of growth, with respect to the rest of the world.
The local office is widely recognised for being responsible for the most CIMA qualified professionals outside the UK. (JH)