The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, representing the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), will host its annual ‘APAC CXO Forum 2022 – Thriving Amidst Global Challenges’ on 29 September at 5:30 p.m. (IST). 

Organised by the CIMA Member Development Committee in Sri Lanka under the guidance of Fadhil Jiffry, FCMA, CGMA and Damith Pallewatte, FCMA, CGMA, the event will be hosted for the first time both online and onsite in Colombo.

In these times of uncertainty, business leaders across the world face unprecedented pressure to help their organisations to not only survive, but to become more resilient, invest in new ways of doing business, and rethink how they can create long-term value for all stakeholders. The hybrid APAC CXO Forum 2022 – Thriving Amidst Global Challenges will bring together C-Suite executives and top business professionals in APAC to discuss the latest trends in business, improving their risk management strategies, gain insights on leading their organisations through disruption, and connect with likeminded professionals. 

APAC CXO Forum 2022 Project Chair Inami Jayasinghe, ACMA, CGMA said: “We are happy to host another edition of the APAC CXO Forum. This event is designed to support C-Suite executives and top business professionals, where they can learn live from top experts on how to adapt their organisations to the new reality. 

“We are delighted to see that so many people have already registered to attend the event either in person or virtually. Over 60% of registrations are from international delegates, making it a truly global business event.”

Speakers include: 

PwC Hong Kong Managing Director Asia Pacific Sustainable Supply Chains Jeremy Prepscius, who will speak on the latest developments in global supply chains and changing ESG environment, and their implication for businesses

Virtusa Corporation Vice President Human Resources Chandi Dharmaratne, who will explore the impact of the so-called “brain drain” on the economy and discuss how it could be used as an opportunity for innovation

Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company CEO Dilhan C. Fernando, who will look at the opportunities and challenges faced by Sri Lankan businesses, and discuss the key opportunities and risks associated with global business expansion strategies

JB Securities CEO and Advocata Institute Chairman Murtaza Jaferjee, who will talk about the ever-important topic of business capital, and provide insights on how businesses can create value for their stakeholders with the right capital mix

TRACE Sri Lanka Board Member Heminda Jayaweera, who will cover the importance of business innovation to thrive in complex, ever-evolving business environments

The APAC CXO Forum 2022 will also feature a panel discussion moderated by Daily Financial Times (Daily FT) Founding Editor and CEO Nisthar Cassim. Drawing on the expertise and experience of the event’s speakers, he will seek to dive further into some of the questions raised during their presentations and give the audience the opportunity to ask questions to the panellists. 

The sponsors of the APAC CXO Forum 2022 – Thriving Amidst Global Challenges are: 

Gold sponsors: Ceylinco Life Insurance Ltd., London Stock Exchange Group and National Savings Bank

Silver sponsors: Amana Bank PLC, Asia Asset Finance PLC, George Steuart Insurance Brokers, SAMTESS Brush Manufacturers Ltd., and Vidullanka PLC

Official print media partner: Daily FT

Official business magazine partner: LMD

For further information and to register for the event, please contact Gayani De Soyza at

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