AIA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021 02:30 Posted in: AIA

The Association of International Accountants (AIA) held its 89th Annual General Meeting today. In light of the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions on social gatherings, the AGM was held, for the second year, as a virtual event with members given the opportunity to use online voting.  

All the resolutions of the AGM were passed and the following members were re-elected to Council, Philip Ford, Seth Ganu, George Josephakis and Gloria Murray, who reflect the AIA’s international form and represent members from the UK, Ghana and Greece. 

Following the previous update to AIA’s Constitution in November 2019 a number of amendments and revisions resulting from regulatory requirements, best practice and legislative updates were also agreed at the AGM 

2020 was a year like no other. The Covid-19 pandemic created a global health and economic crisis which presented colossal challenges. Governments were forced to implement social distancing measures causing widespread disruption and businesses throughout the world were required to adapt to a rapidly changing world.  Like other organisations, AIA felt the impact acutely and our response was crucial not only to ensure the continuity of service to our members and students, but also to deliver a longer-term plan that continued to meet our strategic objectives. Despite these obstacles, AIA have come through the period stronger and more resilient than before.  

AIA President Shahram Moallemi said: “I remain confident that despite everything that Covid-19 has challenged us with we remain well placed to adapt and grow as an organisation This is largely possible because our members and students continue to support us, our partners and branches have advocated on our behalf and our staff have worked tirelessly to on a programme of work that has seen many changes throughout our global operations. It is down to our collective hard work that we have been successful, and I look forward to working together as we build on our successes in the future. 

Click here for full details including the President's full statement, annual report and voting results. 

“I remain confident that despite everything that Covid-19 has challenged us with we remain well placed to adapt and grow as an organisation.  This is largely possible because our members and students continue to support us, our partners and branches have advocated on our behalf and our staff have worked tirelessly to on a programme of work that has seen many changes throughout our global operations. It is down to our collective hard work that we have been successful, and I look forward to working together as we build on our successes in the future.”