Stephan Matthiesen (CTC Finance Director) receiving the Training Quality Partner Certificate from Stephen Radley (CIMA Country Head)
Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) recently entered into an official partnership with the signing of an agreement.
This collaborative agreement accredits CTC and CIMA as official Training and Corporate partners and is another step in uplifting the status of their existing relationship.
Speaking on this exclusive partnership, Managing Director and CEO of CTC, Felicio Ferraz said, “We are extremely delighted to partner with CIMA and further strengthen our existing collaboration. We believe this partnership will provide our employees and CIMA students alike with exciting training opportunities and a holistic understanding on the know-how in surviving the business world today.”
CIMA’s Corporate Partner Programme is designed to establish affinities with top corporate organizations in Sri Lanka, in order to further groom CIMA students as professionals with the knowledge and cutting edge practices that industries demand.
“Over the years, CTC and CIMA have synergistically worked together on several initiatives. The formalization of this partnership is an official step that permits us to work together in a more structured base and mutually reap the best from each opportunity presented.” said CTC’s Finance Director, Stephan Matthiesen.
Furthermore, CIMA’s Training Quality Partnership programme recognizes those employers who support students who work towards the CIMA professional qualification and professional membership. It is an effective tool that helps an organization to attract and retain the best employees.
Also speaking at the event, CIMA Country Head (Sri Lanka) and Head of Emerging Markets, Radley Stephen - (MESANA) commented, “Corporates look to recruit CIMA qualified students based on their all-inclusive background of HR, IT, Marketing etc. in addition to Finance, and CTC has been a key corporate to identify and recruit some of the best talent we have. Moreover, it gives us great privilege to state that CTC along with our other valued partners will now have direct access to a database wherein CIMA students CV’s will be uploaded.”
As an employee centred organization, CTC constantly strives to identify the right talent and provide them with multiple avenues to engage with various organizations island-wide. This partnership with CIMA is yet another step in this direction and the company hopes to positively engage with CIMA in a multitude of programmes in the days to come.