The Chartered Global Investment Analyst Institute has appointed Peter Edward Welch as its President.
The CGIA Institute is a leading and recognized professional body providing approved designation for the finance and investment management industry. The Institute provides the CGIA program which leads to the award of the CGIA Charter Designation recognized globally.
Peter Welch comes to this role with 40 years of working experience in the finance, accounting and investment management industry having worked for several major financial service companies such as John Hancock, Paul Revere and AIG.
He has chaired the International Special Interest Group of the Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG); has served on the membership, and hospitality committee of the Financial Executives Institute (FEI); and served as a board member for professional accounting bodies.
He started his career as an accountant at the British Diplomatic Service / Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London, and then held other private-sector senior accounting roles before, in 1979, moving to the USA, where he worked mostly in the above-mentioned fields of specialization. Since then, Mr. Welch has worked for various different private sector companies, including USAID and EU projects, in countries such as Botswana, Kuala Lumpur, Kenya, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Ghana, Iraq, Afghanistan/Singapore, Egypt, Georgia, Sudan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, South Africa, Japan, India, UAE, Puerto Rico and Bermuda.
During his tenure as the Institute’s President, Peter Welch is responsible for providing strategic leadership that will drive the Institute to achieve its core mandate.
At a CGIA Institute ceremony to outdoor his appointment, Mr. Welch said, “it gives me the greatest honour and pleasure to lead as the President of the CGIA Institute and to Chair the Global Council.
I believe that all professionals, institutions and regulators are responsible for what happens to the industries in which we operate.
It is my greatest conviction that we have an enormous opportunity, now than ever before, to set things right for our industry and to be held accountable for our actions as professionals”
He further called on individuals, professionals and firms in the finance and investment management industry to embrace the CGIA program as a means of gaining deeper knowledge and demonstrated expertise in the finance and investment management industry. “I invite you to make the right career choice by enrolling into the CGIA program today.”
Peter Welch’s role as President takes effect from November 12, 2018.
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