Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Sri Lanka, (IINA) – The First Global Academy (FGA) organized its Academy Awards 2015 ceremony recently, under the theme of ‘Raising the bar, year on year’ with more than 100 students gaining qualifications in Islamic finance, CPI Financial reported.
Since 2006, FGA has pioneered qualifications in Islamic finance in Sri Lanka, promoting training and career development programs in the field of Islamic banking, finance and Takaful.
“We at FGA are bridging the talent gap of the Islamic finance industry globally where not only for Muslims but all humanity can benefit from these professional Islamic bankers,” said Chief Executive Officer of FGA Muath Mubarak.
In his keynote address, Muhammad Ikram Thowfeek, founder and chairman of FGA’s parent, first global group, said, “Islamic Finance is not only confined to the Muslims but for all mankind, irrespective of what colour, religion, race or ethnic group they belong to.”
FGA is accredited by Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments (CISI), UK, City & Guilds, UK and Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA) the management accounting body in Sri Lanka. FGA has also partnered with Asian International Academy (AIA) to offer the Islamic Credit Management programmes accredited by the Sri Lanka Institute of Credit Management (SLICM).
FGA has now trained more than 2500 students and professionals locally and globally in the field of Islamic banking and finance. Further, 75 plus local students have obtained their Associate membership (ACSI-UK) which is awarded by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments (CISI) UK, the largest and most widely respected professional body for those who work in the securities and investments field.