To all the members of national societies and all the CIIA charter holders:
lt is with great sadness and sense of loss to inform you of the passing of Dr. Jean-Claude Dufournet. He was scheduled to attend the ACIIA Council Meeting and Annual General Meeting in Frankfurt on June 29. We still cannot believe that he will not be there. As the obituary by the Swiss Society said, Jean-Claude was "committed to the last."
As all of you know, Jean-Claude co-founded the Association of Certified lnternational lnvestment Analysts (ACIIA) in 2001, and for the past sixteen years he had played a critical role in the development of the CIIA designation. On behalf of all the member national societies and the CIIA charter holders all over the world both in the past and the present, we would like to express our deepest appreciation for his dedication to the CIIA and ACIIA. He had been working relentlessly to improve the CIIA designation and ACIIA operations. lt is not an exaggeration at all to say that we could have never come this far without him.