On 18th January 2018, Prof Brendan O’Connell (ICMA President) and Prof Janek Ratnatunga (ICMA CEO) did the last of 2017 Global Accounting and Management Accounting Hall of Fame induction ceremonies at the Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. There were approximately 100 attendees.
At this function, Datuk Bazlan Osman, Executive Director and Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer of the Telekom Malaysia Group (TM Group) and Prof Datuk Dr Syed Othman Al-Habshi, Professor of Islamic Economics & Econometrics and Head of Takaful Faculty at INCEIF, the Global University of Islamic Finance were inducted to the Global Management Accounting Hall of Fame; and Dr. Yacob Bin Mustafa, Deputy Accountant General Malaysia (Corporate) at the Accountant General’s Department, Ministry of Finance, Malaysia and Prof Dato’ Hasnah Haron, Professor and Dean of the Institute Postgraduate Studies at the Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia were inducted to the Global Accounting Hall of Fame.
The Chief Guest was Mr Daniel Havas, Minister Counsellor (Commercial) and Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner, Malaysia and Brunei, Australian Trade and Investment Commission of the Australian Government, who spoke of the special Malaysia-Australia relationships, especially in education. Formal presentations were also made by Prof Brendan O’Connell, the President of ICMA and Professor of Accounting, RMIT University, who spoke on “Anti-Money Laundering Legislations and CFO Responsibilities” and Professor Janek Ratnatunga, the CEO of ICMA who spoke on the topic, “Sustainable Cost Accounting: Air, Water and Food”.
Also present at the function were Professor Allen Wong, Regional Director for Hong Kong and Greater China and Dr Ruwan Hulugalle, Regional Director for the Mekong Region.