Presidents Message

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the Saudi Arabia – Eastern Province Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants. A Chinese philosopher, Lao-tzu, once said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” For us, that single step marking the launch of our journey was the official registration of our chapter during the IMA Middle East Conference in Dubai on May 2011. We have many aspirations to pursue and goals to accomplish. We are very optimistic due to the fact that we have well-rounded and committed members who would like to see our chapter grow and succeed.

We are undertaking this responsibility with the intention to build a strong foundation for a lively and active chapter in an effort to advance the management accounting profession in the region. We are also striving to create increased awareness of the critical role management accountants play in today’s business environment. Our plan for achieving our objectives is to provide a forum for development, education, knowledge sharing, and advocating the highest ethical and best business practices in management accounting and finance.

As chapter members, you will be able to take advantage of many benefits, including opportunities to network with local and global business professionals, access to high quality educational programs, and opportunities to sharpen and harness your leadership skills. I encourage you to take full advantage of these opportunities.

Please take time to browse through our website and familiarize yourself with its content. We will continuously update the site with new events and relevant news that might be of interest to you.

If you have any suggestions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me or any of our board members. Thank you for your interest in, and support of, the Saudi Arabia – Eastern Province Chapter. I look forward to seeing many of you at our upcoming events.

Best regards,

Musaad AlSayouhi, CMA®
President, Saudi Arabia – Eastern Province Chapter