Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri appointed APFHRM Vice President

Prof Ajantha Dharmasiri receiving Certificate of Accreditation of PQHRM Qualification from APFHRM President Chris Till while Secretary General Lyn Goodear, IPMSL Immediate Past President Rohitha Amarapala and IPMSL Secretary Ken Vijaykumar look on.

The Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM) has appointed Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri as its Vice President by the Governing Council.

IPM Sri Lanka was invited to represent the country at the Board Meeting of the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM) held in Manila, Philippines.

APFHRM is the apex professional body for human resources and people management associations in the Asia Pacific region.

A team comprising IPM Sri Lanka President Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri, Immediate Past President Rohitha Amarapala and IPM Sri Lanka Secretary Ken Vijaykumar participated at this high profile meeting of professional bodies of all nations of the Asia Pacific Region.

This includes Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Japan, Philippines and Bangladesh. At this meeting, the Governing Council of APFHRM appointed Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri as a Vice President of APFHRM.

“The office of the Assistant Vice President of APFHRM plays a significant role in the activities of the APFHRM including policy formulation and strategic planning. We are honored that Sri Lanka was selected to this prestigious position signifying the recognition and high esteem in which IPM Sri Lanka is held by like minded professional HR bodies in the region,” Prof. Dharmasiri said.

IPM Sri Lanka's flagship HR Qualification, PQHRM (Professional Qualification in Human Resource Management), also received the APFHRM accreditation.The APFHRM members agreed to extend IPM Sri Lanka's premier Corporate HR Quiz Programme “The IPM Great HR Quiz” to other nations in collaboration with IPM Sri Lanka in view of its contribution towards promoting continuous learning among the HR fraternity in the region.

The Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM) is the network of human resources and people management associations’ representative countries in the Asia Pacific region. As a collective, the Federation's purpose is to advance the standing of the HR management profession within the region. It does this through its member representatives regularly meeting to exchange knowledge, research and best practice in HR. The countries that form the federation are Australia, Bangladesh, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. APFHRM is also an active regional member of the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA).

IPM Sri Lanka keeps pace with the new trends and concepts in HR by engaging continuously with the business community to share experiences, thoughts and insights in order to enrich and enhance the HR profession. It actively encourages and promotes members’ participation at international conferences and forums to provide exposure, build networks and conduct research into areas of interest to the HR profession in Sri Lanka.

IPM was founded in 1959 and was subsequently incorporated by an Act of Parliament in 1976. IPM is affiliated to the Asia Pacific Foundation of Human Resources Management and also to the World Federation of People Management Association.Currently IPM comprises of over 900 Professional Members who serve in both public and private organizations. 


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