INAUGURATION OF LONDON OVERSEAS CENTRE OF COST ACCOUNTANTS ON 23rd JANUARY 2021
The Management Accountant|February 2021
On the auspicious occasion of 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on 23rd January or ‘Parakram Diwas’ this year, The Institute of Cost Accountants of India added a feather in its cap through the grand opening of London Overseas Centre of Cost Accountants (LOCCA), the first ever European centre in the heart of London. It was highly supported by British Deputy High Commission, Kolkata, India Business Group and UK India Business Council.

With the launch of London Overseas Centre, the Institute will be able to develop more collaborative efforts with the reputed International organizations to make the courses and research highly contemporary, vibrant and meaningful, and bridge the gap between the academia and the industry and be a catalyst to develop a conducive environment for industry and business.

The inauguration programme had an august presence of dignitaries from both the British and Indian Governments and eminent speakers from academia and industries. The Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur was the hon’ble Chief Guest.

The Guests of Honour were: Lord Kamlesh Kumar Patel, Baron of Bradford, (OBE); Mr. Nick Low, British Deputy High Commission, Kolkata; Prof. Nora Ann Colton, Director, UCL Global Business School of Health; Mr. Kevin McCole, Managing Director, UKIBC (UK India Business Council); CMA Anirban Mukhopadhyay, Chairman, LOCCA and CMA Udayan Guha, Secretary, Research, Advanced Studies and Industry, LOCCA.

Other honourable dignitaries who graced the occasion were: CMA Biswarup Basu, President of the Institute; CMA P Raju Iyer, Vice President of the Institute; CMA Balwinder Singh, Council Member and Immediate Past President of the Institute, CMA Vijender Sharma, Council Member and Chairman, PD & International Affairs Committee of the Institute; CMA Debasish Mitra, Council Member and Chairman - Board of Advanced Studies & Research and Members in Industry Committee of the Institute; CMA Chittaranjan Chattapadhyay, Council Member and Chairman, BFSI & IDT Committee; CMA H. Padmanabhan, Council Member and Chairman, CAT & AAT Board of the Institute; CMA Dinesh Chowdhary, Vice Chairman, LOCCA; CMA Nitin Ajmera, Treasurer, LOCCA and CMA Aheli Mukherjee, Secretary, Admin, Members and CIMA Relationship, LOCCA, CMA Rajesh Falak, Journal, LOCCA, CMA Sudha Chawla, External Relationships, LOCCA, CMA Arun Pothapragada, Events, LOCCA.

CMA Kaushik Banerjee, Secretary, CMA (Dr.) Debaprosanna Nandy, Senior Director (Studies & Advanced Studies) and CMA Arnab Chakraborty, Director (Finance) of the Institute were also present in this grand international event.

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