ICAP contributes in the professional development of finance professionals in the industry: President ICAP


KARACHI Jul 28: The Qualifying Round of the National Finance Olympiad was held on July 28, 2015 at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan, Head Office Karachi.
The National Finance Olympiad is an initiative by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and Unilever Pakistan. The competitive provides a distinctive platform for the industry to come together, compete and celebrate their competence. A total of 28 teams from leading organizations from all across Pakistan participated in the competition.
The day kicked off with the computer based exam of all the participating teams followed by lunch during which the results were evaluated. The top six qualifying teams, each with three members, were announced and certificates of participation were distributed to all the teams.
The top six teams who qualified for the Grand Finale include Byco Petroleum Pakistan Limited, Pakistan State Oil Company, Engro Fertilizers, Kot Addu Power Company Limited, Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited and Haleeb Foods Limited.
The Chairman Professional Accountants In Business (PAIB) Committee, Mr. Khalilullah Shaikh gave the opening remarks explaining the initiative and its importance. He said that the competition is aimed at bringing the finance talent in the limelight and encouraging them to discover their potential and celebrate their competence amongst the industry professionals.  He welcomed the participating teams and appreciated the institute as well as the committee for its efforts.
The Chief Financial Officer of Unilever Pakistan, Mr. Ali Tariq shared that he was glad to be a part of a competition that facilitates social networking and recognize finance talent in Pakistan. He thanked ICAP as well as the PAIB committee for planning and successfully transforming the idea into reality. He hoped that National Finance Olympiad will develop into an annual event
Mr. Yacoob Suttar, President ICAP appreciated the companies for showing their support for the Olympiad, and congratulated the Finalist. He urged the members of industry to continue to support the initiatives of institute. He spoke about how the Institute contributes in the professional development of finance professionals in the industry.
The Grand Finale will be held on August 6, 2015 at a local hotel in Karachi.


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