AICPA & CIMA Launch Inaugural SEAAC To Shape The Global Accounting Profession

The SEAAC will help to drive a dynamic accounting profession in the region ready to meet the demands of a constantly changing world

AICPA & CIMA Launch Inaugural
SEAAC To Shape The Global Accounting Profession
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15 September 2022, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), representing nearly 700,000 members and students of the American Institute of CPAs and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (AICPA & CIMA), has announced the appointment of 8 members to its inaugural South East Asia Area Committee (SEAAC).

The SEAAC has been set up to provide a regional voice and strategic input to the world’s most influential body of accounting professionals. It is part of the Association’s South East Asia Regional Engagement Group Panel, which serves the Association’s governing board and CIMA Council in the region.

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The 8 Area Committee members are:

  • Chairman: Mr Rick Yvanovich, FCMA, CGMA,  Founder & CEO,  TRG International
  • Vice-Chairman: Mr Gunandawadu Akalangka Susantha De Zoysa, ACMA, CGMA,  Commissioner, PT Multi Dinamika Lestari

Committee Members:

  • Ms Jacqueline Chong, ACMA, CGMA, Head of Department, WPP Business Services
  • Mr Syuqry Sheikh Ismail, ACMA, CGMA, Management Consultant, Accenture
  • Dr Zuraidah Khwaja Kamaluddin, ACMA, CGMA, Managing Director, AlKhwaja Resources Sdn. Bhd
  • Mr Arjun Raj Mohan Jolly, ACMA, CGMA, Head of Downstream Reporting & Analysis, Shell Company
  • Mr Franky Jamin Jap Hok Key, FCMA, CGMA, President, Matana University
  • Ms. Narisara Nuntaphiwat,  ACMA, CGMA, Finance Director, Saint-Honore (Thailand) CoLtd

Accounting and digital transformation

Venkkat Ramanan, FCMA, CGMA, Regional Vice President – Asia Pacific at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, representing AICPA & CIMA, says, “I am certain that (the professionals) will contribute immensely to help the accounting profession address key business and economic issues such as digital transformation, productivity, and environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) challenges in South East Asia during their twelve-month tenure.”

Rick Yvanovich, FCMA, CGMA, Chairman of South East Asia Committee, says the committee will help to drive a dynamic accounting profession in the region ready to meet the demands of a constantly changing world.

“We look forward to working closely with AICPA & CIMA’s local teams to deliver the Association’s member engagement strategy in the region and showcase how South East Asia is advancing accounting and finance practices to benefit consumers, businesses, public services and society.”