The European Academy of
Financial Directors

Adam Walker

BA(hon), FCCA, FEAFD(Hon)
The EAFD President

Dear Colleagues!

Welcome to the website of the European Academy of Financial Directors Global.

It is with great pleasure that I have become the President of The EAFD.

I hope that in the coming years, the EAFD will reach a new level of cooperation with financial professionals around the world.

We will continue to focus on those countries in Europe, Asia and Africa that need help in getting quality financial education.

The EAFD will strengthen its work to unite financial managers and directors around the world.

We plan to make wider use of the opportunities provided by the Internet in training, uniting and cooperation of specialists.

Success awaits us with your help.

Best wishes

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