Seated from left: Secretary Sumudu Thanthirigoda, Vice Chairman Amal Fernando, Chairman Brian Selvanayagam, President Asanga Ranasinghe, Immediate Past Chair Sanjika Perera and Treasurer Sujith Silva. Standing from left: Corporate Communications Head Roshan Kaluarachchi, Market Interest Groups Head Kanchana Karunagama, Education Head Rajiv David, Corporate Trainings Head Tharmalingam Dinesh, Membership Development Head Charaka Perera and Networking Head Muditha Hewawanitunga
The Chartered Institute of Marketing Sri Lanka recognised as the first international branch of CIM UK, comprising the largest number of professional and student members outside the UK recently appointed its new board for the year 2018.
At the CIM SL Annual General Meeting, it was decided that Laugfs Holdings PLC Consumer and Retail Sector Managing Director/Group Marketing Director Asanga Ranasinghe will continue as President and On’ally Holdings PLC Director Brian Selvanayagam as Chairman for the year 2018.
Presenting the annual review for the year 2016/2017, Chairman Selvanayagam said: “We can proudly claim that we have been able to provide visibility of the profession and make significant strides to support marketing education and professional membership throughout the year. As we move forward in our goal in achieving excellence we continue to provide quality marketing education and help to strengthen the marketing fraternity in Sri Lanka amidst the current challenging environment.” Selvanayagam also stated that the institute would continue to engage with all stakeholders to uplift the value and importance of the CIM membership.
Highlights during the year included the opening of a new study center in Jaffna and expanding its reach, and initiating strategic alliances with corporate entities and professional bodies to promote CIM among a wider audience. During his speech, he also thanked CIM SL’s many partners, sponsors, accredited study centers and tutors who have readily extended their support throughout the year to promote CIM in the country.
The members of the Board for 2018 are; On’ally Holdings PLC Director Brian Selvanayagam as Chairman, Sabre Travel Network Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd Country Manager Sanjika Perera as Immediate Past Chairman, Mas Brands (Pvt.) Ltd New Business Development Head Amal Fernando as Vice Chairman, ACL Cables PLC Marketing General Manager Sumudu Thanthirigoda as Secretary, Inspire Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd Managing Director Sujith Silva as Treasurer, Union Bank of Colombo PLC Marketing Senior Manager Rajiv David as Education Head, Stafford Motor Co (Pvt.) Ltd Chief Operating Officer Charaka Perera as Membership Head, SLT PLC Chief Customer Officer/SLT Human Capital Solutions Chief Executive Officer Roshan Kaluarachchi as Corporate Communications Head, Open Arc Systems (Pvt.) Ltd Marketing and Business Development/Sales Manager Muditha Hewawanitunga as Networking Head, Hatton National Bank PLC Senior Manager Kanchana Karunagama as Market Interest Groups Head, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals (Pvt.) Ltd Category Manager Tharmalingam Dinesh as Corporate Trainings Head, and Chartered Institute of Marketing Planning and Professional Development Associate Director Teresa Folkes as CIM Representative to the Board of CIM Sri Lanka.
The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) UK is the world’s largest professional body for Marketing. CIM Sri Lanka continuously campaigns for greater recognition and excellence in the marketing profession in the country, through education, training and professional development.