Eminent South Asian speakers to address CRMC 2017

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The Institute of Certified Professional Managers (CPM) will be organising CPM Regional Management Conference 2017 (CRMC 2017) in collaboration with the Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA), on September 26 and 27, 2017, at the BMICH.

The AMDISA consists of management institutions in the South Asian region and CRMC 2017 will be represented by members from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, the Maldives, Bhutan and Afghanistan. 

Sri Lanka will host the Board Meeting of the AMDISA on September 26, at the PIM. The Sri Lankan members include PIM, CPM, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, NIBM, SLIDA and University of Moratuwa.   

The theme of this international forum is ‘Transformational Leadership: Turning Ideas 
into Action’.

The conference will be inaugurated on September 26 by the chief guest Special Assignment Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama. The keynote speaker will be Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) Director-In-Charge Prof. Errol D’Souza. AMDISA President and National University of Maldives Dean Shathif Ali, AMDISA Vice President and Pakistan University of Management and Technology Board of Governors Chairman Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad and India IIM Bangalore Director Prof. G. Raghuram will address the inaugural session together with CPM President and AMDISA Immediate Past President Prof. Lakshman 
R. Watawala.

Prof. D’Souza is IIMA Director-in-charge, effective September 2, 2017. He is Dean of Faculty at IIMA.
IIMA is the first and leading management institution in India, which commenced with a collaboration with the Harvard Business School in the early 1960s and was the first Indian Business School to achieve international recognition in 2002. IIMA has by far contributed the largest number of CEOs and senior managers to Indian organisations among all business schools in the India.

Prof. D’Souza studied Economics and Statistics at the University of Mumbai, where he was awarded the Kashinath Trimbak Telang Gold medal for obtaining the first rank in his M.A. (Economics) degree. He obtained his Ph.D. as a University Grants Commission National Research Fellow from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. 

He has also held appointments such as the Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI), Chair Professor at University of Mumbai, India Chair Professor at the University Sciences Po in Paris, as a Visiting Professor of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, as an Honorary Senior Fellow of the Institute of South Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore, a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University and as a Visiting Professor at the Turin School of Development of the ILO.

On the academic front, he has worked on academic committees of the University Grants Commission and the Indian Council of Social Science Research and has been associated with the Planning Commission of India and the Reserve Bank of India in various capacities, including as a Member, Technical Advisory Committee on Monetary Policy.

He is also on the Academic Council of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, the Institute for Human Development, Delhi and on the Advisory Board of the International Centre for Development and Decent Work at Kassel, Germany.

The conference aims to bring together management experts, scholars, practicing managers, business leaders, policy administrators and academicians from leading Business Schools from South Asia on a platform to discuss various connected issues and share their research findings.

Transformational leadership focuses on the leadership approach that initiates positive change in individuals and social systems. It is expected to drive the management processes in which managers learn competencies for achieving their tasks and adding value to the community at large. A leader inspires, influences and instructs members towards the achievement of the set vision and goals. Challenging status quo to align followers with tasks that enhance individual level to an institutional level performance is the core requisite of the transformational leader.

Assuring the best value to the participants, four core themes will be lined up in the technical sessions to be held on September 27, 2017. The morning sessions will discuss about ‘The Transformational Role of Management’ (Session 1) and ‘Management Development: Challenges and Success Stories’ (Session 2). The evening sessions will thrive with ‘Management Development in a Digital Environment’ (Session 3) and ‘Turning Ideas into Action: Strategy and Execution’ (Session 4).
At the end of the proceedings a summing up of the session will be done by AMDISA India Executive Director C. Ramakrishna. 

There will be a concurrent session with presentation of papers from academics in universities local and overseas, who will present research papers, which have been evaluated by a technical panel and published. This session will be facilitated by Concurrent Session Chairman Sinnatham Vijayapala.
The conference is suitable for managing directors, directors, CEOs, COOs, senior managers, managers and executives in the field of marketing, human resources, IT, transport and logistics, stock market, tourism, telecommunication, sustainability and CSR and management trainees, public and corporation sector managers, executives and academics from universities at graduate and postgraduate levels and institutes of management local and foreign.

For registration please contact secretariat, Institute of Certified Professional Managers - Dilshan 0112590995/0714775125. (web:www.cpmsrilanka.org), email directorcpm@cpmsrilanka.org. 

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