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CGIA Global Council is the governing body of the Institute. These are astute individuals with impressive portfolio of experience which demonstrates that they have the skills and experience to influence and shape the future of the finance and investment profession.

The Council is ultimately responsible for building and safeguarding CGIA’s reputation, image and brand. The council ensures that these are protected and improved for the benefit of existing and future members, partners and all other stakeholders.

Global council & advisors

Sandeep Kumar, FCGIA®

Chairperson, India

Peter E. Welch, FCGIA®


Denise Colletti

Member, USA

Sopio Baiadze

Member, Georgia

André Pieterse,  FCGIA®

Member, South Africa

Garth Carstens

Member, South Africa

James Fried, FCGIA®

Member, USA

John Stoltz, FCGIA®

Member, South Africa

Belinda Wong

Advisor, Hong Kong

Operational council

Azizul Hoque, CGIA®

Global Events

Mohammed Nurul Alam, CGIA®

Network Relations Council

Charles D. Yomekpe, CGIA®

Global Membership Services

Ackim Antony Njobvu, CGIA®

Global Events

Joseph Francis Maji, CGIA®

Global Events