Standing from left (Back Row) - Alyna Haji Omar, Vidya Sivaraja, Theja Peiris, Nadi Dharmasiri and Caryll Van Dort. Standing from left (front Row) - Manel Dharmakeerthi, Varuni Fernando, Laila Gunesekere-Martenstyn, Tharaka Ranwala and Chalaka Gajabahu
A galaxy of experience and star performers form this year’s dynamic new IAA board. Unanimously elected as president for the 3rd time running was Dentsu Grant Vice President, Laila Gunesekere-Martenstyn. Banking Veteran, Tharaka Ranwala - the Senior Deputy General Manager – Consumer Banking at Sampath Bank was elected 1st Vice President. The vivacious, Joint Managing Director of Triad Advertising Varuni Fernando is now the 2nd Vice President. For the first time on the Board of the IAA Director Sales & Marketing, Ceylon Newspapers (Pvt) Ltd – Manel Dharmakeerthi, a respected media personnel was elected as secretary. Director Media Monkey, Chalaka Gajabahu with varied experience in advertising, media & marketing is now the treasurer.
The very prestigious directors on the board include: Nadi Dharmasiri, Head of Marketing – Sampath Bank PLC; Alyna Haji Omar, CEO – JWT Sri Lanka; Theja Peiris, Group General Manager Marketing – Ceylon Biscuits Limited; Vidya Sivaraja, General Manager Marketing, Sri Lankan & Indian Subcontinent – Fonterra and Caryll Van Dort, Director – MSL Group Sri Lanka. With such a stellar group of award winning star performers the IAA can look forward to an action packed year of activities which will include the much awaited Integrated Mantra.