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Ravi Abeysuriya, CFA, named inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award

Ravi Abeysuriya, CFA, receiving the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Volunteer of the Year Award from Paul Smith, CFA, President and Chief Executive Officer CFA Institute and Frédéric Lebel, CFA, Chair, Board of Governors, CFA Institute.
Ravi Abeysuriya, CFA, receiving the 2017
Lifetime Achievement Volunteer of the Year Award from Paul Smith, CFA,
President and Chief Executive Officer CFA Institute
and Frédéric Lebel, CFA, Chair, Board of Governors, CFA Institute.

Ravi Abeysuriya, CFA, named inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award laureate for his outstanding work and dedication to the investment management profession

Ravi Abeysuriya, CFA, has been recognized by CFA Institute, the
global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for
professional excellence, by receiving the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Volunteer of the Year Award from Paul H.
Smith, CFA, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Frédéric P. Lebel, CFA,
Chair, Board of Governors, on 19 May 2017 at the Society Leadership Conference
held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Ravi
was selected for this distinct award, in recognition of his exceptional
performance and enduring results for CFA Sri Lanka and CFA Institute community,
among 149 member societies around the world.
“The Society
Excellence Awards program gives CFA Institute the opportunity to distinguish
the hard work and commitment that our global network of societies demonstrates”
noted Emily Dunbar, head, Global Society Relations. “With 149 societies in 73
countries and territories, CFA Institute is grateful for the thousands of CFA
charterholders that generously volunteer their time and skills, and in turn,
help to create a better member organization that benefits the investment
profession at a local, regional and global level.”
William Boivin, project
lead for the 2017 Society Awards also said “I am delighted that Ravi was
selected as laureate for the award for his commitment to the mission and vision
of CFA Institute over several decades by the panel of judges who had an overwhelming
task with lengthy discussions to select from exceptional nominees. This is a
significant achievement and we are all, members and CFA Institute alike, deeply
grateful for his service”.
The CFA Institute
Society Awards Program was established in 2006 to identify and reward efforts
of societies in the delivery of the CFA Institute mission and provide value to
the investment professionals they represent. This year, there were 132
nominations submitted globally in 14 award categories, representing 51
societies.
“We
are delighted of the laureate for our founder President and first
Charterholder, Ravi Abeysuriya’s outstanding work and dedication”,
said Rachini Rajapaksa, CFA president of CFA Society Sri Lanka. “As
a member society of CFA Institute, we are dedicated in our efforts help build
the next generation of investment professionals, to serve our members and
promote the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence.  We are elated of the recognition shown by CFA
Institute for the commitment of the volunteers in supporting the
organisation’s
mission”.

CFA Institute

CFA
Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the
standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a
champion for ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of
knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: to create an
environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their
best, and economies grow. CFA Institute has over 145,000 members in 159
countries and territories, including 139,000 CFA charterholders, and 149 member
societies. For more information, visit www.cfainstitute.org.

CFA Society Sri Lanka

CFA Society Sri
Lanka is the local member society of CFA Institute. Founded in 2000, CFA Society Sri Lanka’s
mission is to advance the investment profession in Sri Lanka by introducing
global best practices in ethics, knowledge and professional excellence and create
an environment where investors’ interests come first and Sri Lanka
capital market function at their best and Sri Lanka economy grow. For
more information, visit www.cfasociety.org/srilanka

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