Aranca appointed the exclusive Knowledge Partner at the 2013 MECA Regional CFO Conference

Published on 27 Mar, 2013

As Knowledge Partner at this by-invite only event, Aranca will make a presentation on ‘CFO Challenges: How to get business intelligence and what to do with it’

Aranca, a global research and analytics provider with a significant presence in the Middle East, has been appointed the exclusive Knowledge Partner for the upcoming 2013 MECA Regional CFO Conference to be held at Atlantis The Palm in Dubai on March 27, 2013.

As Knowledge Partner for the event, a senior representative from Aranca will be presenting on the topic, ‘CFO Challenges: How to get business intelligence and what to do with it’. The presentation would offer CFOs practical insights gleaned from Aranca’s experience in working closely with CFOs in the Middle East.

The world over, CFOs are now straddled with strategic duties of managing growth, raising funding, reporting in an increasingly strict regulatory environment and operating their own finance organizations optimally even as they face talent challenges in addition to their traditional responsibilities of managing finance, audit and reporting. Besides looking at solutions to some core challenges CFOs face in the context of getting the right kind of business intelligence, the Aranca presentation will demonstrate ways in which other CFOs in the Middle East region have dealt with these issues.

Speaking about this partnership, Hemendra Aran, CEO of Aranca said, “The Middle East has always been a region we have focused on as a company and we have several long-standing associations with businesses there. This conference gives us an opportunity to share some of the insights we have from working with CFOs in the Middle East as well as globally. Specifically, we are looking at offering practical insights to situations and how CFOs can leverage a shared-services model without adding fixed costs and yet, accomplish all that they have set out to do.”

The Middle East CFO Alliance (MECA) is the largest CFO Professional Networking Group based across the Middle East with over 750 members from the UAE, KSA, and other Gulf Countries. Members include CFOs, Finance Directors, VPs of Finance, GMs of Finance, Audit Partners and other senior Finance Executives from small, medium and large size businesses across sectors. The Regional CFO Conference is the flagship event for the alliance and is expected to draw over 200 CFOs and Senior Finance Executives from the region.

Aranca had earlier partnered with The Economic Times, as the exclusive Knowledge Partner for the 2nd edition of The Economic Times Financial Management Summit, a platform that brought together CFOs from leading organizations in India, including those from the prestigious ET500 list.

Aranca clients in the Middle East include some of the top banks in UAE and Saudi Arabia, government agencies in GCC, local and international consulting firms, nearly 50 family groups in GCC (all ranked in the top 100 companies/groups in GCC) as well as several leading multinational firms and large and mid-sized corporations with presence in the Middle East.

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