Business and Economics
ACCA Sri Lanka holds new member ceremony and Advocacy Awards

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Sri Lanka recently held its new member ceremony virtually, to celebrate the achievement of 225 new ACCA members attaining this milestone during the last two years.

Another key part of the event’s agenda, was ACCA, MESA (Middle East South Asia) Advocacy awards that recognized those who have been using their membership to build the profession and inspire others.

This winner for the year 2020 was Rathnakala Kumaragurunathan, Associate Director Acuity Knowledge Partners, who bagged the National Advocacy award for Sri Lanka as well as the Regional Award, putting Sri Lanka on the map and making her country proud.

Chairman of the Member Network panel, Nandika Buddhipala stated “our members have been great advocates of the profession for a very long time in Sri Lanka, where they have utilized their knowledge and skills to positively impact the finance profession and we are immensely proud of each one of them”.
Lanka IOC express concern for Blind Women’s Society

Lanka IOC stepped up their commitment to giving back to society through CSR activities by way of distribution of very hygienic dry ration stuff to numerous families of the Sri Lanka Welfare Society of the Blind Women.

The same was highly appreciated by the President of Blind Women’s society and they thanked Lanka IOC for coming forward during this pandemic time and taking care of blind people.

Lanka IOC MD Manoj Gupta thanked SLWSBW for giving them this noble opportunity and assured them of their continued regular empathy and assistance to the best possible extent.

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VMware appoints Yusuf Shiraz as New Country Manager for Sri Lanka and Maldives

VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, today announced the appointment of Yusuf Shiraz as the new country manager for Sri Lanka and Maldives. Armed with almost two decades of experience in the IT industry, Yusuf will focus on leading VMware’s business development, growth and strategy across Sri Lanka and Maldives, while strengthening the company’s presence and customer relationships.

In his new role, Yusuf will also strengthen the delivery of VMware’s cutting-edge innovations to help organizations boost business agility, scalability, and resilience in today’s distributed environment.

“The pandemic has permanently changed the way we live and work. As Sri Lanka and Maldives shift their gears towards recovery and growth, a robust digital foundation will be critical in enabling organizations to reach greater heights by harnessing frontier technologies such as Cloud and modern applications and accelerating business innovations,” said Nitin Ahuja, General Manager and Country leader, Asia Emerging Markets.

“With Yusuf’s extensive experience in driving growth and innovation across leading organizations in the nascent economies, we are confident that he will play a pivotal role in enabling our customers and partners in their transformations.”

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