Minodh de Sylva won the Young Achiever Award, presented to those with significant achievements under the age of 35 years at the recently concluded Marketing Excellence Awards at the Taj Lands End Hotel, India.
Having started his career at a very young age, Minodh has had the privilege of holding many management and senior management roles in marketing across diverse industries from FMCG (Elephant House), Insurance (Ceylinco Life), Banking (Nations Trust Bank), Finance (The Finance Co. PLC) & Retail (Arpico).
In a career that has spanned for over 14 years he has provided leadership & headed the marketing function in many leading organizations. In his current role he is attached to Richard Pieris & Co. PLC. Minodh’s proven track record has been significantly marked by being one of the youngest members in many senior management teams &in the NBFI sector he was a member of many board sub - committees in Marketing, Integrated Risk Management and Asset & Liabilities. He is also a sought after speaker & visiting lecturer in Branding & Marketing.
He holds the prestige of becoming one of the youngest ‘Chartered Marketers’ in the country at the age of 26 having attained the Chartered status from CIM (UK) in 2007. He was also awarded the status of ‘Practicing Marketer’ (SL) from the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing in 2013 in recognition of his exceptional contributions in branding & marketing
Minodh has also been a recipient of the “Marketing Professional of the Year” award by CMO Asia in Singapore & was awarded for ‘Excellence in Marketing & Brand Leadership’ at the Golden Globe Tigers Awards & Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, selected amongst many other senior marketing professionals from 24 countries in Europe, Asia, Australasia & the Middle East. He was listed amongst the Most Influential Marketing Leaders – South Asia at the Marketing Congress in Mumbai, India. The listing was a result of an extensive research process and a selection made by an international jury comprising of top business professionals and educators of leading institutes globally. He was also appointed as an advisory council member of the World Brand Congress - Mumbai, India in 2015.