Monday, February 22, 2010

Press Release: CDC becomes ACCA Approved Employer

Press Release: CDC becomes ACCA Approved Employer

The Central Depository Company of Pakistan (CDC) has been registered as an
Approved Employer with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
(ACCA), the global body for professional accountants.

The registration process involved the assessment of CDC's standards for
staff training and development as well as overall learning environment at
the organization. This close relationship will indeed help CDC attract and
retain best talent in the field of Accounting and Finance and will also
provide an opportunity for existing CDC employees to receive credit for
their work experience. Currently there is a substantial number of ACCA
trainees working at CDC offices across Pakistan.

In an award presentation ceremony organized at the CDC office in Karachi Mr
Muhammad Hanif Jakhura, Chief Executive Officer, CDC Pakistan Ltd, said that
"The diversified businesses of CDC require highly skilled and qualified
professionals who have high moral and ethical values. It is through
organizations such as ACCA, that we expect to meet the rising need of
accounting and finance professionals".

Speaking at the occasion Mr Arif Masud Mirza, Head of ACCA Pakistan said,
"ACCA is excited about this strategic partnership formed with the only
depository company in Pakistan. Besides providing CDC with human talent,
ACCA Pakistan will support CDC in conducting researches and supporting them
in their diversified role through ACCA's thought leadership initiatives. He
further added that employers like CDC Pakistan Ltd. have a great impact on
businesses in Pakistan and ACCA is proud to be associated with them".

Mr. Aftab Diwan - Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Anwar Goplani- Head of Human
Resources, Mr. Kamran Ahmed Qazi - CFO and Company Secretary, Mr Fazal
Hussain Gaffoor - Chief Internal Auditor, Mr Ejaz Ali Shah General Manager
Marketing and Customer Support Services, CDC Pakistan, Mr. Haroon A. Jan -
Head of Business Development, ACCA Pakistan and Mr. Taimur Beiram Khan-
Business Development Manager, ACCA Pakistan were also present at the