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ACCA Pakistan Awards Platinum Employer Status to Coca Cola Beverages Ltd

(Feb. 10, 2009 – Karachi) ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) awarded Coca Cola Beverages Pakistan Ltd with Platinum Approved Employer Status in recognition of their commitment towards training and development of ACCA trainees.

ACCA’s Approved Employer Scheme plays a pivotal role in the recruitment, development and retention of the ACCA trainees and members. As a benefit of being an approved employer, all ACCA trainees and members working for Coca Cola Beverages Pakistan Ltd will have an access to ACCA’s specialist resources customized for learning and development of finance and accountancy professionals. This close relationship will indeed attract talented human capital and demonstrate the organizations’ commitment towards development of employees –in turn leading to talent retention.

During the award presentation ceremony Mr Ahsan Rashid, Managing Director, Coca Cola Beverages Pakistan Ltd, said that “The growing economy of our country is in dire need of appropriately skilled and qualified professionals who have high moral and ethical values. It is through organizations such as ACCA, that we expect to meet the rising need of accounting and finance professionals”.

Speaking at the occasion Mr Arif Masud Mirza, Head of ACCA Pakistan said that, “The ACCA Approved Employer Programme supports organizations in reaching global best practice in the provision of learning and development opportunities for ACCA trainees and members. Employers like Coca Cola Beverages Pakistan Ltd. have great impact on society and ACCA is proud to be associated with them.”

Mr. Waheed Aslam – Chief Financial Officer, CCBPL, Mr. Wasif Waseen Ashraf – Director HR, CCBPL, Mr. Muhammad Khalid Ahmad – Head of Business Planning & Treasury, CCBPL, Mr. Asim Butt – Recruitment & Benefits Manager, CCBPL, Mr. Hamid Bashir – HRD Manager, CCBPL, Mr. Haroon A. Jan – Head of Business Development, ACCA Pakistan and Mr. Muhammad Shahid Khan – Business Development Executive, ACCA Pakistan were also present at the ceremony.

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