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CIMA elects New President

Gulzari Lal Babber FCMA, CGMA, Chartered Management Accountant, has been elected President of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) at its Annual General Meeting on 9 June.

Mr Babber has been a CIMA member since 1984 and served as a Council Member before being elected CIMA President. He is one of the Institute’s registered Members in Practice and from 1985 has run his own accountancy and taxation practice in Harrow, West London.

Since 2001 Mr Babber has chaired a number of the policy committees including the Members’ Services Committee, the Marketing Committee, the Professional Standards Committee and the Technical Committee. He has also been a member of the Institute’s Executive Committee. Mr Babber, born in Lahore, is a British Indian. His family emigrated from India to Nairobi, Kenya in 1956 and Mr Babber moved to London in 1972. He is actively involved in voluntary and religious organisations.

On becoming CIMA president, Mr Babber FCMA,CGMA said:

“I am delighted and honoured to be elected as President and I look forward to building on CIMA’s success with our dynamic Council and staff team. With a rise in university fees and difficult economic conditions CIMA’s relevance continues to grow. I am excited to be leading CIMA’s membership during a time of global change and strengthening our joint venture with AICPA. Iwill strive to further develop CIMA’s activities and strategies with our students, members and stakeholders.”

In addition to Mr Babber’s appointment Malcolm Furber FCMA, CGMA has been elected deputy president, and Keith Luck FCMA, CGMA has been elected vice president.

Mr Furber has been a member of CIMA’s Council for 14 years. He currently has his own consulting business where he has played a major role in business improvement assignments in both the private and public sector. Mr Luck has extensive experience in both the public and private sector. In 2004 he was voted CIMA’s Business Leader of the Year for his pivotal role in transforming the finances of the Metropolitan Police.

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