Dear Fellow Members,
I’m both honored and privileged to take up this great mission to serve the IMA Dubai Chapter as President for the tenure 2023-24. I take this opportunity to welcome the new board members and look forward to an exciting year ahead. We as a team strongly believe the IMA Dubai chapter is a community of passionate and committed volunteers to support the needs of our fellow members.
Currently, we are witnessing a giant leap in technology advancement which has led to widespread disruption in the world of finance and accounting. The fusion of advances in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, blockchain, quantum computing, and other technologies will certainly impact several mundane and administrative tasks in our field. Many of the current jobs are going to change indefinitely, however as effective practitioners we should accept an approach of continuous learning along with a growth mindset to adopt these latest technologies as tools to bring about positive impact to our workplace and to the finance and accounting profession at large. The journey will certainly be uncomfortable, but it is when you are out of your comfort zone that you are learning something which is going to get you through to the other side. As a part of IMA’s professional network we believe innovation and a spirit of continuous improvement are engines to keep us relevant, vital, and growing. We at the Dubai chapter are here to help and support our members in this initiative by providing excellent opportunities through continuing education, mentorship programs and networking events. As a community we will assist you to get pass this period of turbulence.
I certainly need to mention our previous board’s successes over the last year in providing meaningful engagement and support to our members and being a core partner to facilitate the flagship event in the region- “Finance Excellence and Leadership Summit” in May’23. I’d like to give a special shout out of appreciation to all board members and specially to Bobby Paul our president for the vigorous work on behalf of the community. I also sincerely appreciate the collective hard work of all our volunteers for their relentless effort in delivering outstanding support to the community.
In the coming months, we plan to continue to explore the needs of our members in adapting to the changes in the region. Let me assure you that we at the IMA Dubai Chapter make it our utmost priority to serve you to the best of our capacity and ensure we have exciting networking events, leadership training, mentorship initiatives and community service programs that will support shape our members to be business leaders and as relevant professionals in today’s marketplace.
Wishing you a good and successful year ahead and looking forward to meeting you soon!
Brian James CMA,CSCA
IMA Dubai Chapter
BRIAN JAMES CMA, CSCA, MBA
President, IMA Dubai-UAE Chapter
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