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Thilanka elected as first female President of SLIM

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The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) which is the apex body for Sri Lankan Marketers, elected its first ever female President Thilanka Abeywardena at its 51st Annual General Meeting held last evening, a statement said.

Thilanka is an International Marketing professional with 15 years of experience in strategic marketing management with geographic exposure ranging from Sri Lanka, UAE to emerging Asian markets. She is currently working as the CMO Lead – South East Asia Emerging Markets at the Fortune 500 Company; Microsoft leading marketing and communications across 9 Asian countries; Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

She is the former head of Marketing & Communications at Etisalat Lanka and corporate brand manager at E-WIS.
Thilanka holds an MBA (UK), BSc Special (Hons) degree in IT and have completed postgraduate diploma in
marketing at CIM, UK. She has also completed the Executive Education on Modern Marketing from Kellogg
School of Management.

Thilanka also holds multiple marketing awards under her belt for the work in Sri Lanka and Myanmar including
Effie, PR Awards Asia, Brand Excellence and Manthan Awards. She was also recognized by Women in
Management and International Finance Corporation (World bank group) at the 6th Professional and Career
Women Awards for Leadership Excellence in Marketing in 2016.

Thilanka is the first female President to be elected in SLIM's 50 year history. 







  Comments - 8

  • Anthony Thursday, 08 April 2021 10:43 AM

    Congratulations and wishing you all the best, be independent and do not stoop to anyone let it be politicians or any top personals.

    Shan Thursday, 08 April 2021 10:44 AM

    Congratz and good luck.

    AIA Thursday, 08 April 2021 11:11 AM

    Only hope the other ladies around her won’t agitate against her appointment

    Sri Lankan Thursday, 08 April 2021 11:24 AM

    Congratulations ! Hope over 20% time spent for TV CM will be reduced to the international standards.

    Potta Harry Thursday, 08 April 2021 12:02 PM

    Girl who presented Mulpituwa on Swarnawahini TV years ago !! Congratulations...!!

    Joseph Thursday, 08 April 2021 12:36 PM

    Congratulations. Hope you can bring in innovative marketing communication solutions to SL

    Ishan Junus Thursday, 08 April 2021 04:55 PM

    Great. All the best Thilanka. We are very much optimistic that you will lead the team with in an exceptional manner with your leadership qualities

    Dr. Uthuman Farook Thursday, 08 April 2021 09:08 PM

    Wish you all the very best.

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