I’m happy to discuss and guide you through your career and/or studies and how to best manage a situation or scenario you’re faced with. Having undertaken studies from science to finance and then sustainability and risk management, and with work experience in multiple industries at senior levels and as a management consultant, I believe I am capable of providing you with insights that maybe of value to you.
Since starting my career in 2002, I have moved up the corporate ladder from a role of an Executive to being a member of the Executive Committee of a public quoted company, an Executive Director of a private limited company and commencing my own consultancy company, by 2015.
My experience lies in provision of management consultancy, sustainability integration, risk management and business process optimization to industries such as of Leisure, Consumer Foods, Retail, Transportation, Construction and Banking.
I have a first class honours degree in Physical Science from the University of Colombo, an Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK), a CFA Charterholder of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute USA, Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern Queensland Australia, and also a Post Graduate Diploma from the Institute of Chartered Accountants Sri Lanka.
I am also a Lead Auditor for ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems, a Certified Sustainability Professional from the Center of Sustainability & Excellence in Athens, and a Certified Sustainability Assurance Practitioner, accredited by AccountAbility UK.
I want to influence next generation engineering professionals to continue on in progressing with their careers, explore further the avenues and details of engineering and at the same time pursuing relentless effort in research and development.
I will share both my humble success and failure experiences so that we can be wiser in our present and future endeavours. It is a 2-way candid and P&C communications in order to make the Mentor-Mentee program mutually beneficial and enriching.
I am a very relaxed, yet focused and intense person.
I listen carefully and analyse a situation before making a decision on the situation,and what is required as a solution.
I am available for discussion on many topics and enjoy a diverse conversation.
Throughout my career I have most enjoyed helping staff achieve their professional development goals under my management. To support this I have developed and retained tools and training modules that have helped move staff under my management to more senior levels.
Since returning to Australia in 2015 I have mentored members of the Australian Public Relations Institute of Australia and have a 100% success rate against mentee objectives, helping them to move up/ on in their current careers.
My approach to mentoring is to work with mentees to identify SMART goals and before mapping out a course of action that will help them achieve the results/ change they are looking for. My expectations for mentees who find me through MentorSelect is that we will co-create a roadmap which we will work through in partnership over the 6 or 12 week course.
Mentees who are interested in working with me are encouraged to review my LinkedIn Profile.
Highly skilled and successful supply chain professional with comprehensive experience coordinating supply chain operations, inventories, materials, and procurement while ensuring compliance to regulations and guidelines. Invaluable knowledge in managing projects, resources and staff in an effective and efficient manner. A passion for knowledge transfer, value addition and relationship building.
Expérience in the FMCG and Airlines industries and ERP Systems proficiency (SAP and Oracle).
Provide assistance and or mentoring to the boards of Directors and their organizations to the develop and implement risk management framework using practical approach to experience the values by exploiting the opportunities and mitigate the threats in Corporation, Project, Program and Portfolio to achieve their objective and target using practical application approach.