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Ravi Abeysuriya gets Lifetime Achievement Award from CFA

Jun 02, 2017 13:15 PM GMT+0530 | 0 Comment(s)

RECOGNIZED:  Ravi Abeysuriya, CFA, receiving the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Volunteer of the Year Award from Paul Smith, CFA, President and Chief Executive Officer CFA Institute and Frédéric Lebel, CFA, Chair, Board of Governors, CFA Institute.

ECONOMYNEXT  - Ravi Abeysuriya, a Sri Lanka investment professional, has been named a Lifetime Achievement Award laureate by the Chartered Financial Institute.

He was recognized for exceptional performance and enduring results by CFA Sri Lanka and the CFA Institute community from among 149 member societies.

"I am delighted that Ravi was selected as laureate for the award for his commitment to the mission and vision of the CFA Institute over several decades by the panel of judges who had an overwhelming task with lengthy discussions to select from exceptional nominees," William Boivin, project lead for the 2017 Society Awards, said in a statement. "This is a significant achievement and we are all, members and CFA Institute alike, deeply grateful for his service.”

The CFA Institute Society Awards Program was established in 2006 to identify and reward efforts of societies in the delivery of the CFA Institute mission and provide value to the investment professionals they represent.

This year, there were 132 nominations submitted globally in 14 award categories, representing 51 societies.

"We are delighted of the laureate for our founder President and first Charterholder Ravi Abeysuriya’s outstanding work and dedication", Rachini Rajapaksa, president of the CFA Society Sri Lanka, said.

"As a member society of CFA Institute, we are dedicated in our efforts help build the next generation of investment professionals to serve our members and promote the highest standards of ethics, education and professional excellence. We are elated of the recognition shown by CFA Institute for the commitment of the volunteers in supporting the organisation’s mission”.

Abeysuriya who works for Candor, an investment firm, was also instrumental in setting up the pioneering credit rating agency in Sri Lanka, and set up the first investment research outsourcing firm.

He had also fearlessly spoken out in the media and helped educate the public on pyramid scams like GoldQuest, at times when many were reluctant to do so. He has warned about Touchwood, the failed forestry firm, more than 12 year ago. (Colombo/June02/2017)


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