Dear Esteemed Members,
'If you plan for one year, plant rice.
If you plan for ten years, plant trees.
If you plan for 100 years, educate mankind'- Chinese Proverb.
IMA has been on its mission for over 100 years. It is an excellent resource to our members by providing valuable courses on Management Accounting, Strategic Management, Data Analytics, Leadership, Ethics more and more. IMA members are always active players in the decision-making towards the right direction and achieving greater results wherever they are part of it.
I want to recall my earlier message in our portal. We are fulfilling our team efforts one by one with great concentration to benefit our esteemed members, student members, and Accounting and Business Professionals.
We have conducted four webinars on the following topics with greater members participation from our chapter, even with members from other IMA chapters, Middle-East and India.
- 'IFRS Updates current and Beyond' - By Mr. Sriram Gopalakrishnan FCA, CPA, CIA, CISA, CIDA, FAFD on 20th August '21
- 'Diagnosing the cost for decision making'- By Mr. Tamil Selvam Ramadoss, CMA, PMP, AFA, MIPA, SFA ( Harvard Business School) on 17th September '21
- 'Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency Demystified' - By Mr. Guruprasad V, CMA, ACMA, ACA, ACS, FIPA, FFA on 20th November '21
- 'The Power of Storytelling in communicating Analytics Strategy' - By Ms. Fatema El- Wakeel, MBA, ACMA on 11th December '21
Our fifth scheduled webinar on 28th January '22 at 6 PM Kuwait time, the topic on 'CLEW Ethics Training based on IMA's Statement of Ethical Professional Practice 'by Susan E. Bos, CMA, CPA, CFE, Former Board Director, IMA, held various positions IMA Committees and held the position as Chair on Committee on Ethics. She currently serves as Member Committee on Ethics. This session is vital for IMA members any business professionals, and the webinar is for 2 CPE hours. I would request our members to participate with effective interaction with their questions. Now the registration is open.
We have conducted monthly virtual meetings of our Board (July, Aug & Sep' 21). For the past two months (Nov & Dec' 21), we conducted a hybrid meeting in person and virtual. Our board of directors extensively participated in our endeavors and contributed to their involvement in various areas.
Our web portal is being updated by Vice - President, Education Mrs. Suma Balachandran, with our chapter activities, articles from Strategic Finance, including our members' writings, and mentoring support to our members.
Mrs. Fathia Mohsen, Vice President, Membership, has played an active role in posting the Arabic content of our activities on social media. Mr. Ganesh Mani, the Secretary, has done a meticulous job by producing most of our webinar events in addition to his routine activities. Our other board of Directors supports us hand in hand. Mr. Rajan Mishra, in addition to the treasurer role, is very much involved in the creation of innovative flyers for our webinars and mementos to honor the speakers.
We conducted the first-ever bilingual webinar, 'The Power of storytelling in communicating analytics strategy' in Kuwait, produced by Mr. Abdullah Ibrahim, Vice President, Public Relations. We have planned to conduct a webinar on 'Future of Leadership in the 21st Century by the Leadership Guru Mr. Sunil Deshmukh, IMA Board of Director, on the 15th or 16th of April '22. The CPE would be for 1.50 hours. IMA Kuwait chapter Board activities and IMA Kuwait Chapter selection have been published in IFL Kuwait, a pioneer online magazine.
We have proposed a seminar on the topic 'Cash Flow Reporting' by Mr. Sherif Mehar Dessouki, past president IMA Kuwait Chapter and present Director at large, and facilitation of successfully passed out CMAs is planned to be conducted in the month of March '22
We take all efforts to prove the Kuwait IMA chapter most beneficial to our members and focus the highest degree among the finance professionals and employers.
Christmas and New Year are ahead, and I wish you all happy holidays.
Let the new year give us more prosperity and a healthy atmosphere.
With kind regards,
Babu I. Razack CMA, ACMA, D.Litt.