A reception was hosted by CIMA at the British High Comissioner's residence on May 27th in celebration of the MoU that was signed between CIMA and BRAC Business School during last December. As per the MoU, CIMA awarded BRAC Business School with 8 papers exemptions out of 17 papers in the CIMA 2015 syllabus for Accounting Major students.
The programme was attended by all BRAC Business School faculty members, honorable Vice Chancellor of BRAC University, Professor Emeritus Hafiz G Siddique,CIMA Regional Director Bradley Emerson, His Excellency Robert Gibson, Deputy High Commissioner Mark Clayton, and CIMA Country Manager Zareef Tamanna Matin. The chief guest of the ceremony was Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, the founder chairman of BRAC.
Sir Abed had completed his CIMA qualifications in his thirties from UK and was an Associate member of the Institute.
In the celebration program CIMA Bangladesh recognised Sir Abed for his long standing affiliation with Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Deputy High Commissioner Mark Clayton handed over the crest to Sir Abed. CIMA Bangladesh feels extremely honoured to have Sir Abed in the CIMA faternity.
In his valuable speech, Sir Abed shared, "In the 50s and 60s of the last century, I was negligent in retaining my membership of the institution and lost all contact with it. Although my later career took a completely different trajectory, I must say that what I learned from studying first Naval Architecture and then Cost and Accounting shaped my actions in founding and building the world's largest non-government organisation – BRAC. As the founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of BRAC University, I am happy to be connected with this valuable institution."
Speaking at the event, Deputy High Commissioner Mark Clayton said, “The qualifications offered by UK professional bodies set the benchmark by which others are measured. This partnership between CIMA and BRAC Business School is an excellent initiative, and a further significant development in the broader partnership between the UK and Bangladesh on education and skills.”