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Finance professionals should embrace new technologies: Speakers

Published: December 01, 2019 16:45:51


Finance professionals should embrace new technologies and upgrade their skills in order to stay relevant in the fast-changing world, speakers said at a discussion recently.

The round-table meeting was organised by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), London-based multinational professional services network PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited (PWC) at an auditorium in Farmgate area of Dhaka, said a press release.

Bangladesh's Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury was present at the discussion as the chief guest. He put stress on becoming familiar with the changing world through developing own skills.  

"There is no alternative to modern technology, risk, control, discipline to succeed in business. The combination of these is very important in the partner business," the CAG said.

PwC Managing Partner Mamun Rashid presided over the meeting.

Middle East and South Asia Regional Financial Controller of ACCA Oliver Gibbs attended the seminar as special guest. He said businesses want real time data analysis and technology will be helpful for the matter.

Chairman of GSK Bangladesh Masud Khan, Country manager of the ACCA Bangladesh Md Ahsanul Hoque Bashar, Pran-RFL Group's Director Uzma Chowdhury, Chief financial officer and finance director of Uniliver Bangladesh Zahidul Islam Malita, CFO of LankaBangla Finance Shamim Al Mamun, Deputy CFO of Grameenphone Mustafa Alim Aolad, Head of finance and operations at NewsCred Zulfikar Rahman, Director of icddr,b Thomas Barry, Associate director of PwC Bangladesh Md Fuad Uddin Khan, Head of finance at Nielsen Bangladesh Iftekharul Bhuiyan, Former CFO of GSK Bangladesh Sarwar Azam Khan and CEO of Asian Tiger Capital Partners Asset Management Md Nafeez Al Tarik were present at the meeting.

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