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Faris Ismail appointed as an advisory council member of the World Education Congress (WEC)


Faris Ismail

“The most important quest in business is to create and foster human connections. How will you choose to face the challenges in the year ahead? Facing challenges alone is difficult.  The professional network and training that WEC can provide to participants creates a pool of knowledge that will add value for all professionals” – says Faris Ismail, CEO and Managing Director of Achievers Lanka Business School
Mr. Faris was awarded membership of the Advisory Council of the WEC in 2011 for his contribution to CIMA and professional education in Sri Lanka. His role has added an important connectivity by linking corporate sector to CIMA education. His role has helped mould present generation of CIMA students to meet challenging needs of the ever changing corporate sector.

Faris as a lecturer commands over nineteen years of teaching experience specializing in financial management pillar. During this period, he has produced a number of Prize winners including 6 world prize winners. Further, Faris is a visiting lecturer to India and Maldives and a train-the-trainer lecturer for CIMA.

Faris Ismail is a motivational speaker and a specialist in entrepreneurship. In-fact, he himself is a successful entrepreneur who was prominent in creating and developing two leading brand names in education sector.

He is also the manager of number of a number of Olympic athletes. One of his athletes, Manjula Kumara twice became the Asian Champion. Further, Faris is the manager of Chaminda Wijekoon, an Asian Silver Medalist, who also became the 3rd runner up of 1500m in Common Wealth Games.

Faris Ismail is currently the vice president of Association of Professional Institutes. He was recognised at CMO Asia Awards 2010 with the Asia’s Best Business School Leadership Award.

Mr. Faris’s participation in the WEC 2012 is expected to boost his contribution in this field to a new level. The human connectivity achieved by WEC 2012 will help professionals like him to build on vision and strategies for professional education school such as Achievers Campus. The WEC 2012 would provide an impetus to collaboration and partnership among educational institutions, something that Mr. Faris had always tried to promote.  The human connectivity that WEC 2012 could produce should help all participants to understand the important academic issues affecting an Institution’s viability in today’s fast paced business environment.
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