President's Message

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President’s Message

At the outset I am happy to reach you all through this maiden message.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. It is a matter of great pride that the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) is celebrating 100- Year Anniversary this year across the globe with all the richness and grandeur it deserves. 100 Years and Counting is the tagline of IMA.

To enable IMA members stay ahead of the curve, especially on disruptive technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Demystifying Block chain, Data Analytics and RPA lots of future ready sessions in the form of  Conference & Expo, webinars, CPE meetings at various chapters are being held. IMA firmly believes that enhancing the knowledge and skills is critical to meeting the challenges of tomorrow.

New Team in IMA Bangalore Chapter

It is a great news to share with you all that, this year lot of CMA Members have shown interest to join as Volunteer this year and we in the Board wholeheartedly welcome them. Sudarshan BG is now the Vice President, Haresh Ratnagrahi is the Treasurer, Tejas is the Secretary.

Abraham Mathews and Balaji are Director for Corporate Relations, Rajesh is Director Communication, Jay is Students relationship management and Kiran is Director – Programs. We expect one or more women Member volunteers who have expressed their willingness to come on Board.

I take this opportunity to thank Arun Rangaswamy immediate Past President, Vinay  Devatha Rajshekhar and Past President Subbarayudu and other volunteers for their immense contribution to the Bangalore Chapter.

Memorable and Successful Events

Bangalore Chapter is one of the vibrant chapters in India and during the last year, our Chapter was actively associated with IMA India Office in Bangalore in the first ever Students Leadership Conference held on February 2,2019 with a great success.

For the first time Women’s Accounting Leadership Series(WALS)- India, was held in Bangalore on April 17th,2019 with a great success. Ginger R. White, Chair of IMA Global Board of Directors was kind enough to grace the occasion.

We are planning to have students specific and members specific programs this year by inviting eminent speakers so that we stay ahead of the curve. We are also very much interested in having an All India Program commemorating 100 years of IMA in joint association with other chapters in India. We also plan to work closely with Industries and IMA Chapter is a connecting link with the Students,(future members of IMA).

I also hereby take this opportunity to thank our IMA Headquarters office, IMA India Office, IMA Middle East Office, Volunteers and Board Members, Guest Speakers for all their contribution.

Wishing you all the very best. Looking forward to see active participation by all CMAs’ and Students of IMA in all the programs of the Chapter


President – IMA Bangalore Chapter