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ICMA Announces Awards for English and Chinese CMA Exam Programs

ICMA® (Institute of Certified Management Accountants) announced the winners of its most recent CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) medals, recognizing, in separate categories, professional and student members who participated in the English and Chinese language exam programs.

English Exam: Professional Category


Of the 4,979 who took the CMA exam in English during the January/February 2017 testing window, medals were awarded to the following professionals for their exceptional performance:
  • Karan Bhople, of San Francisco, Calif., received the ICMA Gold Medal for achieving the highest exam score.
  • Kirk Paul Solon Sarmiento, of Manila, Philippines, received the ICMA Silver Medal for achieving the second-highest exam score.
  • Rewa Kamboj, of Overland Park, Kan., and Alissa Ryan, of Minneapolis, Minn., both received the ICMA Bronze Medal for achieving the third-highest exam score. Sandra Frazier Fornea, of Cypress, Texas, and Shousheng Fu, of Guangdong, China, both received an ICMA Certificate of Distinguished Performance.

English Exam: Student Category


In the university student category, Hariharan Ramasubramanian, of East Lansing, Mich., earned the Priscilla S. Payne Outstanding Student Performance Award for receiving the highest exam score as a student.

The following students were awarded a Student Certificate of Distinguished Performance: Abhishek Kapoor, of New Delhi, India; Eunice Ann Lazaro Libaton, of Navotas City, Philippines; Tian Wang, of Siming, China; and Yumei Wang, of Springfield, Mo.

Chinese Exam: Professional Category

Of the 5,613 individuals who took the CMA exam in Simplified Chinese during the April 2017 testing period, ICMA recognized the following professionals for their outstanding performance:
  • Yali Zhao, of Tianjin, received the ICMA Gold Medal for achieving the highest exam score.
  • Yangyang Li, of Beijing, received the ICMA Silver Medal for achieving the second-highest exam score.
  • Peng Shi, of Sichuan, received the ICMA Bronze Medal for achieving the third-highest exam score.
  • Shengwei Lin, of Chongqing, and Xian Ma, of Harbin, both received an ICMA Certificate of Distinguished Performance.
Chinese Exam: Student Category

In the university student category, Chongqian Li, of Wuhan, earned the Priscilla S. Payne Outstanding Student Performance Award for receiving the highest exam score as a student.

The following students were awarded a Student Certificate of Distinguished Performance: Sisi Dai, of Fujian; Jing Ren, of Zhejiang; Sicheng Yu, of Sichuan; and Yun Zhang, of Jiangsu.

“ICMA congratulates these award recipients for their exemplary achievement,” said Samuel C. Weaver, CMA, CFM, Ph.D., former chair, 2014-2017 ICMA Board of Regents. “By passing the CMA exam, all of these individuals – both professionals and students alike – have taken an important step towards improving their career potential as well as adding value to their respective organizations.

For more information about the CMA program, please visit the IMA website at https://www.imanet.org/cma-certification.