ACCA appoints representative in Yemen [Archives:2005/867/Local News]

August 11 2005

A few days ago, ACCA, the association of chartered certified accounts, has appointed one of its members, Mr. Mohamed Taha Hamood Al-Hashimi, as its Voluntary Representative for Yemen. Mr. Al-Hashimi, a fellow of the association having gained membership25years ago, will represent ACCA in the country, and act as a contact point for all activities and enquiries.

Mr. Stephen Shields, head of corporate development for ACCA in the Gulf States, welcomed the appointment. “Yemen is a country that is important to ACCA. We see tremendous possibilities here for development of accounting profession, and firmly believe that Yemeni men and women have the ability and dedication to train to international standards of accounting, through their ACCA studies.”

ACCA is now the largest and fastest growing professional accountancy body in the world, with 350.000 members and students in 160 countries. Yemen has a community of ACCA members, as well as a growing number of ACCA students.

“We are fortunate and extremely delighted that Mr. Al-Hashimi has accepted the role of representing ACCA in Yemen, as he is committed to the profession and is extremely well known in the community. We believe that Mr. Al-Hashmi's efforts supported by those of his fellow members in Yemen will bring a very positive impact to the accounting profession here.”

Mr. Al-Hashimi confirmed that ACCA is committed to Yemen, and that the association is open to working with any individual or organization that is genuinely interested in developing the accounting profession in the country.

The appointment was officially performed in a ceremony at a Taj Sheba Hotel, and was attended by a number of dignitaries and senior business professionals.