Fellows recognized for their outstanding professional and community
TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Certified Management Accountants of Ontario is proud to announce the appointment of four new Fellows to The Society
of Certified Management Accountants of Canada (FCMA). Since the
inception of the FCMA designation, 859 have been awarded across Canada
with 229 from Ontario.
The FCMA designation is a prestigious, national honourary designation
awarded to Certified Management Accountants (CMA) who, through their
outstanding achievements including community leadership, bring
distinction to the management accounting profession and serve as a role
model to others.
The 2013 Fellows are:
Victoria Davies, FCMA of Toronto, Ontario. Ms. Davies is the Chief Financial Officer at
Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions, a global human capital
consulting firm. Over the past 20 years she has been a champion of the
CMA designation, mentoring future CMAs, participating as a conference
panelist and serving as a member of the CMA Leadership Award review
panel. Ms. Davies is also actively involved in the community and is a
member of several boards including Appleby College and The Churchill
Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy.
Hesham Shafie, FCMA of Toronto, Ontario. Mr. Shafie is the President and Chief
Executive Officer of Brand Momentum Inc., a leading marketing, sales
and merchandising agency. He is an active member of CMA Ontario,
serving as a mentor to CMA candidates and as a member of CMA Ontario's
Disciplinary Committee. Mr. Shafie volunteers his time to several
organizations including Skills for Change, where he mentors newcomers
to Canada. His commitment to community-building also culminated in the
creation of Life Momentum, the corporate social responsibility arm of
Brand Momentum Inc.
Natasa Veljovic, FCMA of Woodstock, Ontario. Ms. Veljovic is the President and Chief
Executive Officer of Woodstock Hospital. She is recognized for
supporting the CMA designation through her service at the District
level (Southwestern Ontario), as well as volunteering as an evaluator
for CMA's Executive Review presentations, a final evaluative component
of the CMA Executive program. Ms. Veljovic also serves on a number of
boards and Provincial Committees including Ontario Hospital Association
Regional Advisory Committee, Fanshawe College Foundation Board and
Woodstock Hospital Foundation.
Allister Young, FCMA of St. Catharines, Ontario. Mr. Young is an Associate Professor at
the Goodman School of Business, Brock University. He has been a keen
advocate of CMA Ontario for the past 30 years, where he established the
Brock Accounting Research and Education Centre and has been actively
promoting the Brock CMA/MBA program. Mr. Young has also volunteered his
time to community initiatives including Lakeview Daycare and the
Grimsby Amateur Baseball Association, as well as established the
Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinic at Brock University.
Experienced in the "three pillars" of the profession - accounting,
management and strategy - CMAs are strategic and financial management
professionals who contribute to the bottom line success of
organizations by understanding all areas of business.
The FCMA designation demonstrates excellence in management accounting,
commitment and pride to CMA Ontario, and active involvement in
improving the well-being of their respective communities that brings
respect to the member and the management accounting profession. FCMAs
are nominated by their peers, who have recognized their exemplary
qualities and contributions.
About CMA Ontario
Certified Management Accountants of Ontario is a self-governing
professional organization that awards the Certified Management
Accountant (CMA) designation to qualified candidates in Ontario. With
25,000 members, CMA Ontario is an integral part of a profession that is
50,000 members strong across Canada and around the world. CMA Ontario
maintains rigorous standards of accreditation and professionalism in
management accounting to protect the public interest.
In 2012, CMA Ontario was granted status by the Public Accountants
Council of Ontario (PAC) as an Authorized Designated Body to license
and govern Certified Management Accountants to practise public
Note to editors: More information and photographs are available for each FCMA.
SOURCE: Certified Management Accountants of Ontario
For further information:
CMA Ontario 416-204-3115