CIMA President in Sri Lanka

Glynn Lowth, the president of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, CIMA will be in Sri Lanka to preside at the 90th Anniversary celebrations of CIMA scheduled to be held on May 27, 2009.
Glynn's visit also comes as part of his official visit to the region where he is billed to meet with many ministerial and high ranking government officials in a bid to discuss and share how CIMA could contribute in developing the public sector in relation to the aspects of financial management. Arrangements have also been made for Mr Lowth to address two key forums , The Bankers Club and the members of the FCCISL on the topics "Leading in a Downturn" and "Strategy under stress; Managing strategy in a downturn" respectively.

Glynn has held a wide range of financial and commercial positions in major multi-national companies. As a senior manager at BASF he was responsible for IT services, including international system support and complex business-critical projects, for a wide range of customers. At Knoll Pharmaceuticals, he managed financial and business change projects, including the transition into new ownership. Glynn qualified at the Boots Group, where he held a number of commercial and financial management positions in various group companies, and during which time he was instrumental in helping many student accountants achieve membership through the Boots Accountancy Training Scheme.
Glynn is a Director of the UK & Ireland SAP User Group, which provides an independent forum for the exchange of experiences amongst companies using SAP software, and Visiting Fellow at Nottingham Business School.

Glynn is active in the CIMA member network, and a regular speaker on finance and IT topics at CIMA global events. He has been a member of a number of CIMA committees, including Education and Training, Branch Affairs, International, Professional Standards, and is a past Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee. As President, Glynn represents the Institute in the UK and internationally on the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB), the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), and the Federation of European Accountants (FEE).

CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) is a leading membership body that offers a globally recognized professional management accounting qualification. Incorporated by the Royal Charter in UK, it is probably the world's only accounting body with a management focus and it won the prestigious Accountancy Body of the Year award at the annual PQ Magazine awards, held in London recently. With over 171, 000 students and members spread over 165 countries, its Sri Lanka division is said to be the Institute's most successful overseas unit, which is reported to be the second largest market for CIMA outside UK.

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