CIMA signs MOU with Emirates Global Aluminium

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Published October 8th, 2014 - 06:19 GMT

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the world’s largest professional body of management accountants, today signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) – the 5th largest primary aluminium producer in the world. 

As per this agreement, EGA employees will now be able to enhance and up-skill their knowledge and understanding in the fields of business, finance and accounting through CIMA’s globally recognised professional qualification. 

The CIMA qualification not only enhances EGA employees’ career prospects in a fast-paced business environment. It also equips them with an all-around business knowledge that qualifies them to work in a wide variety of roles inside and outside the finance function. The ability for EGA employees to work across departments, not only boosts staff morale, it also results in long term business efficiency and cost saving on recruitment. 

“Organizations world over, are placing huge emphasis on talent retention and development. Empowering employees with relevant leadership and problem-solving skills not only helps bridge the employability gap but also contributes to achieving greater productivity and profitability goals. At CIMA, we take pride in working closely with employers to formulate an effective framework to help them unlock the true value of their people. We are pleased to partner with EGA and look forward to a successful partnership,” said Andrew Harding, Managing Director, CIMA. 

Geetu Ahuja, Head of GCC, CIMA said:“This new partnership is pivotal in our mission to expand our service offering and further reach out to corporate entities in the UAE. As the world's largest and leading professional body of management accountants, we are very pleased to be partnering with EGA, bringing our extensive global experience and expertise, and we look forward to a successful and long standing relationship.” 

Abdulla Kalban, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of EGA, stated: “At EGA, we are always looking for ways to enhance the well-being and career development of our staff. Through our new partnership with CIMA, our employees will gain invaluable skill sets and knowledge that will equip them for further career growth. CIMA graduates from EGA will also gain instrumental skill sets that will empower and offer them the flexibility to work across more expansive and diverse roles, as well as challenging them to take on new roles across different departments.” 

EGA is jointly-owned in equal shareholding by Mubadala Development Company and Investment Corporation of Dubai. The company currently employs around 7,000 people.

Background Information

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants CIMA

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), founded in 1919, is the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants.

CIMA helps individuals and businesses to succeed by harnessing the full power of management accounting – not just accounting for the balance sheet, but accounting for business. 

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