Lahore – January 26, 2024 The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), successfully hosted its Pakistan Leadership Conference 2024 in Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad. Themed “Being Bold: Managing Multiple Priorities – Climate, Talent, and Tech,” the conference gathered industry leaders, government officials, and finance professionals to address today’s dynamic business world.

ACCA Director – Asia Pacific, Mr. Pulkit Abrol, graced all the event as a keynote speaker Addressing the attendees, Mr Abrol highlighted the critical role of accountants in today’s dynamic and transformative world, as they are more than fiscal guardians; they are economic innovators. He also said “At ACCA, we’re spearheading initiatives in Pakistan to nurture accounting professionals who are tech-savvy, environmentally conscious, and adept at navigating the global business landscape. Our focus is on developing skills in digital finance, sustainability reporting, and ethical leadership to ensure our members lead the way in driving economic growth and societal progress in Pakistan and beyond. This is not just about adapting to change; it’s about leading it for a prosperous and sustainable future,”

The conference addressed key topics like integrative CFO thinking, generative AI’s impact on finance, and strategies for a low-carbon economy. These discussions reflect ACCA Pakistan’s strategy to bolster the accountancy profession amidst changing economic and technological landscapes.

ACCA Pakistan continues to expand its reach and commitment to high-quality education and opportunities for local accountants. The conference exemplified ACCA’s dedication to leading the finance sector towards a sustainable, technologically driven future.

Chief guest at the conference in Islamabad was Akif Saeed, Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, while in Lahore, Dr. Amjad Saqib, Founder and Chairman of Akhuwat, also Chairperson of Benazir Income Support Programme for the Government of Pakistan graced the conference as Guest of Honour.

Among speakers & Panelist were Pulkit Abrol, Regional Director, Asia Pacific, ACCA, Assad Hameed Khan, Head of ACCA Pakistan, Muhammad Awais, Partner, EY Ford Rhodes, Sajjad Syed, Chairman, Excellence Delivered (ExD) Group, Fatima Asad-Said, CEO and Board Member, Abacus Consulting, Toima Asghar, Group CHRO, Systems Ltd., Muhammad Aurangzeb, President & CEO, Habib Bank Limited, Nasim Beg, Chief Executive, Arif Habib, Ehsan Malik, CEO, Pakistan Business Council, Aisha Humera Moriani, Additional Secretary, Ministry of IT & Telecom, Kabeer Naqvi, FCCA, Chairman, Pakistan Microfinance Network, Haaris M. Chaudhary, Chief Operating Officer, Mobilink Bank, Ayesha Javed, Deputy Secretary Budget, Ministry of Finance.

Our proud Strategic Partners: Mobilink Microfinance Bank Ltd, InfraZamin Pakistan. Platinum Partners: SKANS Education Pvt Ltd., S&P Global, TMUC, Kalsoom International Hospital, Dawlance, Engro Energy, Telenor Global Shared Services, Pakistan Mercantile Exchange. Our Gold Partners: Adroit / Obox Accounting, PAC – Lahore, Gadoon Textile Mills Limited, TSA. Our Supporting Partners: ICMA Pakistan, Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA), P@SHA, Pakistan Business Council (PBC), Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business (CERB), Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG), Punjab Board of Investment & Trade (PBIT), Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), CFA Society, Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI), Punjab Revenue Authority. Our knowledge Partners: Nutshell Group and KPMG