Dubai: Opening of Regional Office

The Smart Education Group was appointed as the new Regional Office for U.A.E. & GCC Countries with Mr. Shakeeb Ahmed, CMA as the Regional Director and Mr. Jayafar Madhukkal Vayalil, CMA as the Deputy Regional Director. The new office is located in Dubai World Trade Centre District, at Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

From Left to Right: Mr. Shakeeb Ahmed, Regional Director; Prof Janek Ratnatunga, ICMA CEO; Mr. M.V. Jayafar, Deputy Regional Director; and Mr Ahmed’s Uncle, who formally inaugurated the office.

Prof. Ratnatunga making a presentation in the Smart Education Group Boardroom. On his left is Mr. Shakeeb Ahmed and on his right is Mr. M.V. Jayafar.

The 21st CMA Program in Dubai

The 21st CMA program was conducted by the SMART Education Centre in Dubai, UAE in April 2017. The program was again facilitated by Professor Janek Ratnatunga, the CEO of ICMA Australia.

It was a lively 7-days of intensive leaning on the strategic issues of management accounting. Once again, the participants were extremely senior professionals from leading companies in the Gulf region. The countries from which the participants came from included Saudi Arabia; Egypt; Sudan; India; Jordan: Lebanon and the U.A.E.

Professor Ratnatunga with the participants of the 21st CMA program in the UAE.

Certificate of Proficiency in VAT Law and Practice

The Part 1 of the Certificate of Proficiency in VAT Law and Practice was conducted on May 20 as part of member CPD. The program was facilitated by Mr. Manu Nair, FCA. CMA; the Group CEO of Emirates Chartered Accountants Group. There was lively and active discussion by the participants as Dubai is introducing VAT for the first time in the Region.

Mr. Manu Nair with the participants of Part 1 of the Certificate of Proficiency in VAT Law and Practice program in the UAE.