In the face of the changing business landscape where volatility, uncertainty, risk, ambiguity and disruption are becoming more prevalent, the role of the CFO has undergone several evolutions and is thought to go through several more. A CFO’s role has changed over the years. It is said it will change again, and probably much sooner than some are prepared for. In addition to being competent, a CFO now needs to be versatile. How will this evolving versatility dictate new professional competencies required of the CFO in the future?
In order to develop the capacity of the students, the Students Affairs Committee of the Institute organized “Meet the CFO” program for the students of ICMAB on 14 May 2018. The objective of the program was to identify the skills required for the students to be business partner. The program has two sessions. The topic of the paper presentation session was “CFO as a business partner and what skills students need to be business partner” by Mr. Md. Shafiqul Alam, LL.B, ACS, FCA, FCMA, Director Finance and Company Secretary of Super Star Group (SSG).
In the panel discussion session, Mr. Md. Shafiqul Alam LL.B, ACS, FCA, FCMA, Director Finance and Company Secretary of Super Star Group (SSG) was the session moderator and the following speakers were present as panelist:
- Mr. Md. Kausar Alam MBA(IBA), FCS, FCCA, FCMA, ACA(ICAEW), Group Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary of Seven Circle (Bangladesh) Ltd, a Subsidiary of SSGIL Hong Kong.
- Mr. Elias Ahmed M.COM, MBA, FCMA, Chief Financial Officer of Marico Bangladesh Limited.
- Mr. Shubha Mohammad Al-Amin MBA, FCMA, Chief Financial Officer of City Group and
- Mr. Subhash Chandra Das B.COM (HONS.), M.COM, CFC, FCMA, Chief Financial Officer & General Manager of Sonali Bank Limited.
Mr. Mohammed Salim FCMA, President of the Institute and members of the Students Affairs Committee was also present in the program. Around 250 students (out of which 137 students were registered) attended the said program. The program was conducted by Mr. Zillur Rahman FCMA.