CIMA Sri Lanka’s flagship event, the Business Leaders Summit was held on the 23rd and 24th August at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo. The CIMA Business Leaders Summit, an annual business conference was themed “Joining the dots” this year. The summit Inauguration was on the 23rd August, followed by the Intellectual Connect on 24th August which addressed topics such as Integrated Thinking, value creation, disruptive innovation and managing the value of human capital.
BoardPAC was a key sponsor for the event participating for the second consecutive year. BoardPAC is the leading iPad enabled Board and Committee meeting automation solution and is the leading platform for paperless governance in more than 15 countries regionally including Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Africa, Singapore, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia and so on. BoardPAC is a Sri Lanka developed highly secure software solution that has received the ISO 27001 Information Security Management System certification.
This year’s impressive lineup of speakers includes Dr. Noel Tagoe (Executive Director, CIMA), Prof. Mahendra K. Chouhan from the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), Rasika Karunatilake (Vice President and General Manager, Cake Labs) and Chari TVT (Group CFO, Axiata). Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama and Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy were the chief guest and keynote speaker. The presenters were joined by other established business personalities in the country from a range of industries for panel discussions.
Apart from them the panel of speakers consisted of Venkat Ramanan (Acting Regional Director and Head of Strategic Business, Asia Pacific, CIMA), Vajira Kulatilaka (Chairman, CSE), Vajira Wijegunawardane (Director General, SEC), Reyaz Mihular (Managing Partner, KPMG), Tishan Subasinghe (Partner, BDO Consulting) and Chulendra de Silva (Head - Sustainability, Risk Management and Sourcing, MTD Walkers).
The Business Leaders Summit has been immensely successful over the years with maximum participation. Through this summit, CIMA demonstrated how embedding integrated thinking into mainstream business practices.
BoardPAC already is the largest market shareholder for board meeting automation in Asia pacific and is the emerging leader across the globe. BoardPAC is a trusted board automation solution used by the top 10 companies in Sri Lanka including Carson Cumberbatch PLC, John Keells Holdings, Commercial Bank, Sampath Bank, Nations Trust Bank, Sri Lankan Airlines, Hemas and MAS Holdings, as well as the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE).