SLID moves to Cinnamon Grand
In keeping with its rapid expansion plans, the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) has moved into a convenient location at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel.
The popular Board Leadership Training (BLT) is being revamped and modernised by Aruni Rajakarier, a Council member, with assistance and support from IFC as well as the SEC.
Meanwhile, plans are underway to upgrade the Women Directors’ forum under the stewardship of Aroshi Nanayakkara, including the launch of a training programme aimed at creating ‘Board ready Women’.
The Independent Directors forum (INED) under senior Deputy Chairman Faizal Sally is also being formulated to clearly highlight the importance, responsibility and liability of independent directors.
The Audit Committee (AC) forum is as active as ever in partnership with KPMG and completed the 23rd AC forum recently.
SLID has also formed partnerships with ACCA, ACA and CIMA to make BLT programmes a CPD programme for the members of these leading professional bodies.
Two committees have been formed to update members on modern technology as well to rebrand SLID and they are in the final stages with their recommendations. Steps are also being taken to tie up with the International Directors’ forum so that SLID becomes a member of a world body.
“We have come a long way from our humble beginnings more than a decade ago to become a leading professional body, thanks to the support and assistance of our Council, members and sponsors,” said the Chairman.