IMA Launches Regional Initiative to Empower Business Leaders in the Middle East


ima-institute-of-management-accountants-logoDUBAI, United Arab Emirates: ME NewsWire: IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), the global association of accountants and financial accountants in business, is conducting a roadshow across the Middle Eastern countries to drive value in corporate organizations. Dennis Whitney, Senior Vice President, Certifications, Exams, and Content Integration for IMA, will be arriving from the Unites States to chair the event, speak about IMA’s globally recognized management accounting certification (CMA), and conduct sessions on managing innovation, risk, and adapting to new technology, amongst other trending topics in the finance industry.

Whitney has held positions as CFO for a management consulting company and tax accountant for an insurance company before joining IMA in 1993. And to add to his expertise, Whitney has presented on a variety of topics, including computer-based testing, the business of certification, growing a credential overseas, closing the accounting and finance skills gap, financial leadership, and ethics.

“The roadshow aims to use presentations, conferences, corporate and university visits as a platform to speak to growing professionals and empower the business leaders within them,” says Whitney. “Management accountancy is an integral part of any business, and it is essential that students and working professionals are encouraged and taught how to use this tool their best advantage.”


Date Activity
Tuesday  8th Arrives to Dubai
Wednesday  9th Jordan – Roadshow
Thursday  10th Jordan – Corporate Visits
Sunday 13th Muscat Roadshow
Monday 14th Dammam Roadshow
Tuesday 15th Dubai –  MECA Conference – Student Presentation at  AUS ( American University of Sharjah)
Wednesday 16th Leaves Dubai

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IMA®, the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, continuing education, networking and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more than 80,000 members in 140 countries and 300 professional and student chapters. Headquartered in Montvale, N.J., USA, IMA provides localized services through its four global regions: The Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe and Middle East/Africa.