About Achievers

Achievers Lanka Business School is one of Sri Lanka’s leading providers of professional education and is known for producing outstanding results, inclusive of over 22 World Prizes and 95 National Prizes in just 9 years. We go beyond providing a mere qualification for our students and adorn them with the required skills to excel in the corporate world.

9 Years ago, Achievers began their journey by introducing a modern learning system that motivates interaction for achieving professional excellence. In doing so, Achievers has been able to procure global recognition as an approved CIMA Global Premium Learning Partner - the highest level of accreditation available from CIMA for course providers, while winning ‘Asia’s Best Business School Leadership’ Award in 2010 and 2012 at the CMO Asia Awards held in Singapore. Achievers Lanka Business School also won a silver award at the SLIM Brand Excellence Awards held in 2012 for excellence in branding. Today, we are strong, with an annual student intake of over 6,000 students.

“Our vision was to create an exemplary student base, year in, year out - that would comprise a majority, which top corporations would give first preference to. Today, Achievers is one of the very few educational institutes in the island that companies directly approach for prospective employees.” -Faris Ismail (CEO and Founder)

Achievers Lanka Business School was established in April of 2006, bringing together five dominant leaders in the CIMA industry with a vision of directly contributing to the corporate world by attracting high caliber students and moulding them to be outstanding professionals. This core team comprising of Ravi Edirisinghe, Jairaj Krishnakumar, Faris Ismail, Senaka Kakiriwaragodage and Azad Hye have been instrumental in bringing Achievers to its current position as a leading institute for CIMA education.

Achievers is an approved CIMA Global Premium Partner – the highest level of accreditation available and has an experienced lecture panel renowned for producing excellent results. In a short period of six years Achievers has grown rapidly resulting in the opening of branches at Bambalaptiya, Kandy and Gampaha. With an annual student intake of 6,000 we are a major player in the Sri Lankan CIMA arena. We have produced individuals of high quality to the corporate world as at Achievers we not only focus on providing quality education to students but also other extra-curricular activities so that they are groomed to enter the corporate world with an all-round personality.

We have won 8 world prizes and 72 Sri Lankan prizes at the CIMA examinations within the past 6 years. In 2012, we had a record 22 prizes at the CIMA examinations. Achievers received the Best Business School Leadership Award at the CMO Awards held in Singapore in 2010 and 2012 and also won a silver award at the SLIM Brand Excellence Awards in 2012.

Achievers also offers the globally recognized CFA programme (Chartered Financial Analyst) and is the exclusive tuition provider for the Sri Lanka Logistics and Freight Forwarders Association (SLFFA) and the Academy of International Trade and Transport (AITT)for Logistics and International Trade programmes.

Board of Directors

FARIS ISMAIL

He is the Founder and Managing Director of Achievers Lanka Business School. He has over 24 years of experience in teaching CIMA. He is the CEO of Excellence Training Centre Qatar. He is the Dean Administration of Villa Campus Sri Lanka. Faris is the GCC Representative of Copal Amba (a Moody’s subsidiary). He is a Consultant to Vidya Bharathi India. He is a former Advisory Council Member of World Education Council. Faris is twice winner of Asia’s Best Business School Leadership Award. He accounts for 12 world prize winners over 24 years. He was recognised at the SLIM Brand Excellence Awards for his marketing initiatives.

AZAD HYE

Azad Hye possesses Bachelors in Business Administration specialising in Business Administration from the University of Colombo. He is a Director at Achievers Lanka Business School and a Consultant to Villa College in Maldives. He has over 17 years of lecturing experience specializing in the financial pillar subjects

such as Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Financial Operations and Financial Management and Corporate Financial Reporting. Azad Hye is the Champion Lecturer who produced 6 CIMA World Prizes and a wide number of Sri Lankan prize winners and is known for being a specialist in Finance. He conducts frequent overseas lectures in countries such as Qatar, Maldives, India Etc.

SHAFRAZ SALEEM

Shafraz Saleem possesses over 8 years of lecturing experience, coaching students from across the globe in countries such as India, Maldives and Qatar in ACCA qualifications. Specializing in enterprise related subjects. Shafraz Saleem integrates his corporate exposure to deliver exceptional pass rates and produce several world and Sri Lankan prize winners. He possesses corporate exposure from Multi-national companies such as Unilever and Fonterra. He is a CIMA passed Finalist, and also holds a degree in BA(Hons), International Business Management. As a testament to his success in the world of academics, he was also awarded the ‘World Young Achiever’ by World Education Congress.

SHEHAN ADIKARI

Shehan Adikari has had an illustrative career spearheading financial functions in reputed organizations such as Brandix and MAS Holdings. He has over 8 years of Local and foreign lecturing experience specialized in Performance Management subjects. Shehan has produced many World Prize winners. He also conducts revision lectures for ACCA in Maldives, Qatar and India. A degree holder from the University of Moratuwa, Bsc. (Hons) Engineering, CIMA passed Finalist. He has been awarded the ‘World Young Achiever’ by World Education Congress for his commendable performance in Professional Qualifications.

ALI ASGER SHABBIR

A specialist in the areas of Finance, Accounting and Management, his practice and methodical approach has resulted in consistently high pass rates and numerous prize winners across the years. Aided by his role as a Manager- Strategic Planning in a leading organization, he combines his corporate experience to successfully deliver exceptional lectures across the subjects.

DEVINDA WEERSEKERA

He is one of the most dynamic lecturers and has produced excellent pass rates in ACCA, His experience in working in a top export company in Sri Lanka helps him to connect the theory to the corporate world to help students understand better. He is currently employed at Brandix Apparel Ltd. As Assistant Manager-Supply Chain. He has Been one of the youngest in the world to complete CIMA, He is qualified in ACCA and has also obtained a Bsc in Business and Management Northumbria University UK. He is partly Qualified in CIM as well.