From Left- Jehan Perinpanayagam-CEO,Infomate (Pvt) Ltd, Prof. (Ms) D.S.N.P. Senaratne-Head: Department of Accounting, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, The University of Sri Jayewardnepura, Imran Furkan - Executive Director SLASSCOM, Praveen Ruberu-Senior Director, Transaction Advisory Services - Ernst & Young,Sri Lanka, Decca Fan-Managing Director,HSBC Electronic Data Processing Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd.

The incorporation of shared services, outsourcing and increasingly global business service models, have led to new questions arising on how delivery centres can best support the value creation agenda. This is particularly true for global finance functions as they seek to become even more efficient and effective partners to the organization in their “go for growth” strategies.

The ACCA Finance Shared Services and Outsourcing Summit 2013 organized by ACCA Malaysia and held at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur recently featured expert insights and case studies on changes affecting finance shared services and outsourcing delivery, and the impending challenges to be expected by finance professionals. The event was well attended and saw participation of a large number of finance professionals from South and South East Asia.

A delegation from Sri Lanka comprising Jehan Perinpanayagam-CEO, Infomate (Pvt) Ltd, Prof. (Ms) D.S.N.P. Senaratne-Head: Department of Accounting, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, The University of Sri Jayewardnepura, Imran Furkan - Executive Director SLASSCOM, Praveen Ruberu-Senior Director, Transaction Advisory Services - Ernst & Young, Sri Lanka and Decca Fan-Managing Director, HSBC Electronic Data Processing Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd represented the Finance Shared Services Industry in Sri Lanka at this event with the courtesy of ACCA Sri Lanka and ACCA Malaysia.

At this event Decca Fan who has been the Managing Director of HSBC Electronic Data Processing Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd. in Sri Lanka since 2011 and Director of SLASSCOM and co head of SLASSCOM’s HR/Capacity forum was featured on a panel discussion on Global Business Services 101 – Challenges and opportunities in implementation.Ms.Fan’s contribution was highly commented and brought attention to Sri Lanka’s rapidly growing Finance Shared Services Industry. Prior to coming to Sri Lanka, Decca was in charge of the operations for the HSBC Global Service Centre in Malaysia with 3500 employees. She was also in charge of the Shanghai Operations Centre during 2003-2005.