Management Accountant Sutheash Balasubramaniam was appointed as the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, (SLTPB) Managing Director this week.
He holds an MBA from the University of Warwick, a Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains from University of Cambridge, and is also a fellow of the Charted Institute of Management Accountants , UK.
The former Managing Director Ruvini Dias Bandaranaike resigned mysteriously this June, after Tourism Development, Land and Christian Religious Affairs Minister John Amaratunga had requested her to provide copies of her academic certificates.
Balasubramaniam started his career in the corporate sector as an accountant at CIC Holdings PLC, and went on to join the Hayleys Group, holding many positions in group subsidiaries, and eventually rising to become the Director/CEO of Hayleys Business Solutions International (Pvt) Ltd in 2016.
He is the local partner of the boutique management consultancy firm SSA Business Solutions (Pvt) Ltd, Mumbai, the Cofounder of Global Strategies Corporate Sustainability (Pvt) Ltd and the Sri Lanka Network Representative of the world’s largest corporate sustainability network UN Global Compact.
He is currently serving as a committee member of the Integrated Reporting Council of Sri Lanka, and was a committee member of the ICT /BPO sector of the Export Development Board, a member of the National Institute of Business Management Governing Council, a CIMA Sri Lanka Council Member, and the first chairman of the reconstituted Sri Lanka Governance Board of the CIMA –UK.