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Central Depository Company (CDC) becomes ACCA Approved Employer

KARACHI (February 25, 2010) – The Central Depository Company of Pakistan (CDC) has been registered as an Approved Employer with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the global body for professional accountants.

The registration process involved the assessment of CDCs standards for staff training and development as well as overall learning environment at the organization. This close relationship will indeed help CDC attract and retain best talent in the field of Accounting and Finance and will also provide an opportunity for existing CDC employees to receive credit for their work experience. Currently there is a substantial number of ACCA trainees working at CDC offices across Pakistan.

In an award presentation ceremony organized at the CDC office in Karachi Mr Muhammad Hanif Jakhura, Chief Executive Officer, CDC Pakistan Ltd, said that “The diversified businesses of CDC require highly 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, “ACCA is excited about this strategic partnership formed with the only depository company in Pakistan. Besides providing CDC with human talent, ACCA Pakistan will support CDC in conducting researches and supporting them in their diversified role through ACCAs thought leadership initiatives. He further added that employers like CDC Pakistan Ltd. have a great impact on businesses in Pakistan and ACCA is proud to be associated with them.”

Mr. Aftab Diwan Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Anwar Goplani- Head of Human Resources, Mr. Kamran Ahmed Qazi CFO and Company Secretary, Mr Fazal Hussain Gaffoor Chief Internal Auditor, Mr Ejaz Ali Shah General Manager Marketing and Customer Support Services, CDC Pakistan, Mr. Haroon A. Jan Head of Business Development, ACCA Pakistan and Mr. Taimur Beiram Khan Business Development Manager, ACCA Pakistan were also present at the ceremony.

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