Opening of the CIMA Center at WHU

The Institute of Management Accounting and Control (IMC) of WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the world’s leading, largest professional body of management accountants, have joined forces to promote and elevate competencies and profession of management accountants in Germany and to cooperate in the field of research, offering and delivering study programs, courses and events. 

CIMA president Steve Swientozielskyj and IMC director Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer officially opened the CIMA Centre at WHU Campus Düsseldorf in a ceremony on 5 December. 

After the keynote speeches by CIMA president Steve Swientozielskyj, Dr. Nils Kaschner (CFO, AXA Konzern AG), and Wolfgang Zellerhoff (Head of Global Accounting, Covestro AG) the panel discussion “Competencies of the future” attracted much attention. Moderated by CIMA representative Jakub Bejnarowicz, Mark Benedickter (Konecranes GmH), Tina Herud (Luxoft Holding, Inc), Dr. Nils Kaschner, Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer, Steve Swientozielskyj, and Wolfgang Zellerhoff gave insights into their daily work, discussing necessary steps for the future. The guests also used the opportunity to hear about plans for CIMA development in Germany.