Professor Brendan O’Connell, ICMA President and Professor Janek Ratnatunga, ICMA CEO undertook a gruelling tour of 3 countries, to meet with strategic partners and universities interested in having a strategic alliance with ICMA. One of the key meetings was with the Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) in Kuala Lumpur. A key meeting was held with Dr Siva Muthaly, the Dean of Business and Mrs Wong Hua Hung Kwan the Head of School. Prof Ranatunga later hosted a dinner at which Prof Ron Edwards, the Vice Chancellor of APU was present.
Another meeting in Malaysia was with INCEIF The Global Universiti of Islamic Finance. Professor Brendan O’Connell and Professor Janek Ratnatunga met with Assoc. Prof Dr Mohamed Eskandar Shah Mohd Rasid (Dean) and Professor Zulkarnain of INCEIF, and Dr Ridzwan Bakar (of Multimedia University) on the possibility of CMA-MMU-INCEIF Strategic Collaboration to issue the Certified Islamic Public Accountant (CIPA) professional qualification.
A third meeting was at Multimedia University (MMU), in Selangor, Malaysia. MMU has had an MOU with ICMA to market the CMA program; and a renewal of this MOU was discussed. At the meeting were Prof Datuk Dr. Ahmad Rafi Mohamed Eshaq (MMU President)
Prof Dr. Hishamuddin Ismail (VP of Academic and Internationalisation, MMU) and Prof Dr Saravanan (Director GSM, MMU).
Also discussed was the joint CMA-MMU-INCEIF Strategic Collaboration to issue the Certified Islamic Public Accountant (CIPA) professional qualification. This qualification is now a reality.