Ranjeewa Kulatunga is the Founder/CEO of the Intercontinental Institute of Human Resources Management
(IIHRM), engaged in HR consultancy, training and recruitment services in Sri Lanka and Overseas.
Ranjeewa is a MBA and a member of the Society of Human Resources Management USA, a certified
practitioner of IPMA-HR USA, an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development
(CIPD).UK, a Founder Executive Committee Member of the Human Resources Professionals Association Sri
Lanka. He is an Advisory Council Member of the World HR Congress since 2006 – He is the only Sri Lankan to
serve the premier apex International HR body since its formation to date. Kulatunga is also a visiting
at the University of Colombo and of the Jr. Command College of the Sri Lanka Air Force in China-Bay, in
Leadership Training since 2004 and he is also function as Consultant on Leadership Development for Senior
Officer Development at OCDS for the Tri-Forces in Sri Lanka. Early 2015 Ranjeewa was invited to serve as
Head of the Advisory Council for the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force.
In 2006 Mr. Kulatunga was awarded the “Young HR Professional of the year” Award at the Global HR Excellence Awards and the “Indira Super Achiever Award for Human Resources” in 2007 by the Indira Institute of Management Pune, India. In August 2008, Ranjeewa won the “Global HR Leadership Award” at the Asia Pacific HR congress awards held in New Delhi – he also received the Most Prestigious ‘Prof. Dave Ulrich Achievement Award’ the highest Global honors an HR Professional could ever receive for his services to the World HR Congress in 2007 – He is the only Sri Lankan who has been decorated in our Motherland thus far by the Global HR guru himself Prof. Ulrich. Kulatunga was appointed as a member of the Advisory Board of Indira International Distance Education Academy (I IDEA), and he is a former Consultant to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs Minister. He is also the Senior Advisor to The Cabinet Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government in Sri Lanka at present.
Kulatunga has been in the field of Human Resource & People Development for over 22 years holding office in senior management roles in leading multinationals and conglomerates in Sri Lanka and overseas – his most recent assignment was as a tier one leader holding office as Group Chief Organizational Development Director at Al Arrab a US 30 Billion Dollar construction business in the Middle East. He also serve as HR Advisor to L.B. Finance PLC and a USD 10 Billion public quoted company in the ME as Advisor to the Group Chairman. He also served DHL International attached to the Middle East and Asia Pacific Region in many capacities such as Country Trainer, HR Manager, Head Crisis Team, Customer Service Development Manager; At Carson Cumberbatch Group PLC he held office as Group Training Manager; Group HR Manager; The LION Brewery PLC as Head of HR; He served SriLankan Airlines as Manager Human Resource Development & Training/Manager and International Aviation Academy and at Axiata/Dialog Telekom PLC he served as Group Senior VP Human Resources and Facilities Management prior to incorporating his own Educational Group in 2009.
He serves as consultant/Adviser to many State and Private sector organizations and Institutions in Sri Lanka and Oversees. Ranjeewa, was the Co-Chairman of the Global SIAS Partnership Summit in 2010 and has been the Keynote Speaker at many World Round Table Conferences.
Doug is President of MDA Associates International and founded the Boston-based firm in 1985. He is a consultant, executive coach and speaker who has developed a reputation for being deeply skilled at helping senior leaders conceptualize, structure and execute important organizational change, strategic planning, leadership development, succession planning and team building initiatives. Doug has also developed a reputation as a thoughtful, engaging and results-oriented coach of CEOs and other senior leaders. Prior to starting his own firm he was a consultant with McKinsey & Company in New York and London in their organization, and strategy practice, Director of Global Leadership & Organization Development at Pepsi Cola Co., Vice President of Organization Planning and Leadership Development at Computervision Corporation and Vice President of General Computer. He earned his B.A. in psychology at City University of New York and a Masters with a specialization in Organizational Behavior from Harvard University. He is the coauthor with Priscilla Claman of The Challenge of Change.
Doug has developed a global consulting practice over the past 23 years with clients in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia. He has helped more than a dozen Asian companies design and implement major organizational change, strategic planning, leadership development and talent management initiatives and has considerable experience working with the global operations of US companies as well. Among his international clients have been HSBC (Sri Lanka, Hong Kong & Indonesia), GoodHope Asia Holdings (Sri Lanka & Indonesia), Hirdaramani Group, Sony Music (UK, Germany & France), MAS Holdings (Sri Lanka & India), Sri Lankan Airlines, Gillette (Italy, Brazil, Singapore, China, Malaysia, Japan), Millipore Microelectronics (Japan), Citibank (UK, Switzerland, The Netherlands), John Keells Holdings (Sri Lanka), DFCC Bank and Bank of Ceylon.
Doug was the founder and for many years served on the Board of The HR Leadership Forum. He is a member of the Society for Organizational Learning and served on the Educational Planning Committee of the Human Resource Planning Society and on the Board of the Organizational Development Division of the American Society for Training and Development. Doug frequently speaks at conferences and programs including The Investment Company Institute, Harvard Business School, INSEAD (France), The Manufacturing Roundtable, Biotechnology Industry Organization, American Management Association, CEO Forum (Asia) and CIMA (Asia). In 2008 he presented for the Conference Board on, "Leading Change in Asian Companies."
Through his pro bono work Doug helps non profits address their organizational challenges and has worked with the Phoenix House Drug Treatment Center in NYC, The National Conference for Community & Justice, The Biomedical Sciences Career Program, Dimock Community Foundation and Hill House. Doug resides in Boston and Cape Cod and is a professional photographer whose images can be seen on his web site at dougadamsphotography.com.
Chief Consultant - Business Strategy & Business Transformation
Head of Talent Acquisition / Training Development / Recruitment Management
Certified SHL Assessor
I am a Qualified and experience Professional Talent Acquisition Manager / Recruitment Manager with more than 16 years’ experience in South Africa and Middle East. Resided in Abu Dhabi, Qatar and currently in Riyadh.
I have hands-on experienced in dealing with Large International Companies from all business sectors in end-toend talent acquisition and recruitment across a broad range of technical and professional disciplines including operational. I have knowledge of industries specializing in Construction, Engineering, EPMC, Finance, Retails, and Motor Industry etc.
Full talent acquisition life cycle * Social Media * Search & Selection * Head-hunting * Recruitment * International compliance & legislation (Saudi / Qatar / Middle East as well as International Laws) * Competency/behavioral based interview (CBI) * Record & Database management * Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) * Talent referral programmes * Employer branding * Employee value proposition * Supplier management * Selection training * Internal billing * Project management * internal recruitment * in-house recruitment * Staff Retention & Succession Planning.
Biggest Achievements at ACC (Saudi Arabia).
ABDUL LATIF JAMEEL (TOYOTA) SAUDI ARABIA – JEDDAH SNR GM – RECRUITMENT
MARCH 2014 – TO DATE
NB!. The position was intended for 6 months only, transferring of skills to Saudi National.
ACC (AL ARRAB CONTRACTING COMPANY)
Construction & Engineering,15 000 employees + Saudi Arabia
April 2012 – Dec 2013
HEAD OF TALENT ACQUISITION & DEVELOPMENT
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR
CA GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL
Recruitment Specialist 50 Employees Cape Town / Middle East
November 2011 – April 2012
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL OIL & GAS RECRUITER (MIDDLE EAST)
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Reason for leaving: Opportunity came up to join one of the Large Construction companies in Saudi.
Recruitment & Management Consultants SA & International
August 2010 – November 2011
TALENT ACQUISITION / RECRUITMENT MANAGER
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
EMIRATES TOWERS - TECHNICAL & SPECIALIZED SERVICES
ABU DHABI MIDDLE EAST
April 2008 – February 2010
MANAGER (HR RECRUITMENT/TALENT ACQUISITION / BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT)
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
PANCELTICA – QATAR
BARWA PROJECT – CONSTRUCTION , 20 000 EMPLOYEES , UK / MIDDLE EAST / QATAR / DUBAI
Oct 2007 – April 2008
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
HOELIMO HR SOLUTIONS
HR CONSULTANTS / RECRUITMENT, CENTURION, SOUTH AFRICA
April 2003 – October 2007
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT / RECRUITMENT MANAGER
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Holding Company - Workforce Group
May 2001 – February 2003
ACTING RECRUITMENT BRANCH MANAGER / SNR. RECRUITER
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
GRAFTON RECRUITMENT - AFRICA
IRISH BASED COMPANY HEAD OFFICE South Africa / Dublin
July 1997 – Feb 2001
SNR RECRUITER / BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
1995 – Florida High School (Matriculated) – Grade 12
2003 – BCom (MBM) - Marketing & Business Management
2013 – SHL Accredited Assessor (Assessment & Development)
Professional Courses/Additional Training (Successfully Completed)
July 2003 to April 30 2007 Deputy CEO, PABC Bank
July 2000 to July 2003: Head of Operations/Retail Banking , Nations Trust Bank
March 1994 to July 2000: Senior Manager - Bank and Card Operations, Commercial Bank
Ranjan L G De Silva is a CEO Success Coach and Team Leadership Specialist, leading the Sensei International operations in Asia.
Ranjan has an ideal mix of practical and theoretical grounding, which makes his input value adding to the clients. His practical experience comes from 33 years of corporate experience that included over 23 years in Director & CEO roles in 3 leading Asian conglomerates; John Keels Holdings, Rahimafrooz Group and Apollo Hospitals, in addition to the current role and for various SENSEI INTERNATIONAL clients.
He has provided consultancy and training for people at all levels of organizations in 24 countries in Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America, and North Africa.
His multinational clients in these various countries include Unilever, VF Asia, Svister Wijsmuller, Siemens, SriLankan Airlines, Nestle, Nokia Siemens Networks, Novartis, Maersk, HSBC, Hilton, Glaxo Smith Kline, DHL, British American Tobacco and 3M. Additionally, he has served leading companies in various local markets including; John Keells Holdings, MAS Holdings, Jetwing Group, Hirdramani, Pan Asia Bank, Millennium IT, Rahimafrooz Group, Grameen Phone, BRAC Bank, Alrajhi Bank, SEDCO, and Mashreq Bank.
His theoretical grounding is derived from the Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing [CIM] UK, where he received the gold medal for the best results in the world at the final examination. His MBA is from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayawardenepura. He is an accredited trainer in delivering the personal transformation programme, ‘Mastery of Self through Neuro Linguistic Programming’ and its derivatives.
He is currently pursuing his Doctoral Studies in ‘Organisational Change’ at Ashridge Executive Education in the UK, a member of Hult University USA, inquiring in to ‘Purposefulness for Leadership Effectiveness’.
Ranjan is a Fellow of CIM, A Chartered Marketer and a Past Chairman of CIM, Sri Lanka Branch. These roles and his current role at SENSEI have enabled him to network with corporate leaders of top companies.
He has also shared the stage and networked with management gurus of the calibre of Tom Peters, Edward De Bono, Jack Trout and Omar Khan.
He is the author of Mind Programming for Sales Success and the new, further enriched edition of the book, A Better Way to Sell – Sales Mastery through Self Mastery published by Pearson Education.
Dynamic and entrepreneurial management strategist with over 20 years of aviation management experience in the United Kingdom, the Middle East, Australia and South Asia. Solid knowledge of the fundamentals of Commercial Airline Management, Air Cargo and Supply Chain Industry, Logistics, Aircraft Leasing, Commercial Airline Operations, Warehouse Design, Cargo Systems, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Brokering and Negotiating.
Effective leadership in highly competitive markets with success at driving multi-million dollar sales growth, and analytical dexterity in assessing the viability of new ventures. Increase profitability through cost reduction initiatives, process re-engineering, and the utilisation of appropriate resources in complex layered environments.
Chief Operating Officer 2010- current
MCH Holdings Australia Ltd- General Sales & Services Agency for Delta Airlines Cargo , Malaysia Kargo and Australian Air Express -Domestic
Manage and direct a team of sales and operations personnel Australia wide. Formulate Budgets, Sales & Marketing strategies.
Regional Manager Strategic Sales (Asia-Pacific) 2007 Current
Air Charter International, Sydney Australia
Provide Aviation solutions to start-up carriers (passenger and cargo), oil and gas companies, regional airlines, and logistics companies; build a regional charter and lease network for cargo and passenger charters, executive jets, helicopters and medical evacuation using web-marketing strategies.
Head of Worldwide Cargo2007
Manager Cargo Sales & Marketing 2003
SriLankan Airlines, Colombo Sri Lanka SriLankan Airlines / Emirates Airlines, Dubai UAE
Head of Worldwide Cargo: Managed business operations and cargo commercial operations; led a multicultural team of 400 professionals worldwide; directed, designed, implemented and maintained effective business processes to meet global clientele demands; and oversaw continuous process re-engineering of the Colombo Hub and the cargo product.
Cargo Sales & Marketing Management: Directed and implemented the worldwide cargo advertising and promotion campaigns; and designed products to meet customer demand, which included a freighter network; and achieved annual sales targets through worldwide sales operations.
Sales Manager (Passenger & Cargo) 1995 – 1999
Cargo Manager (Strategy) 1992 – 1994
AirLanka Limited, London UK
Sales Management: Administered inventory to optimise revenue which included seats and freighter capacity; undertook promotional and advertising programs to maintain brand awareness; and negotiated tour operator and agents’ contracts.
Sales Manager (Cargo) 1990-1992
British Airways World Cargo
Master of Business Administration (MBA)1995
University of Sri Jayawardanapura, Colombo Sri Lanka
Diploma in Air Transport 1986
Chartered Institute of Transport, London UK
Member of the Chartered Institute of Transport (MCIT) since 1986
His work in quality management with TOYOTA, his negotiation skills with trauma stricken prisoners, his passion for child safety by helping the UNICEF Child protection manual, a decade of labour negotiations and court room battles have brought together a fine blend of education, training and tacit knowledge to support him in whatever training he conducts.
MBA (AU), DIP. M (UK), MCIM (UK), Chartered Marketer (UK)
Dr. Manesha Kodithuwakku is an inspiring corporate trainer with high quality content backed by her unique and entertaining style of delivery. Her energizing sessions stimulate participants to unleash their innate energies, fulfill their potential and create intense desire for success. Her service in developing individuals has extended not only to the private sector, to the public sector (SLIDA) as well.
A Chartered Marketer (UK), she holds Masters in Business Administration from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia and Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from Chartered Institute of Marketing – UK and currently reading for a PhD in People Development at Management and Science University of Malaysia. She has over 10 years of experience in private sector multinational organizations covering Customer Services, Marketing, Sales, Corporate Solutions and Business Development.
Manesha embarked on her professional career as a corporate marketing professional, with successful careers at Suntel in the Customer Care and Sales and Marketing arena and then at 3M Lanka in Marketing and Business Development arena. Currently she has engaged her professional service as a visiting lecture at University of Moratuwa and SLIDA (Sri Lanka Institute of Development Authority) apart from the corporate professional development training in the past 8 years.
The innovation, flexibility and dedication which are necessary to build a truly dynamic organization, comes from well-trained and supported employees. One of the best ways to encourage and support individuals in an organization is through professional development and training opportunities.
Her passionate in providing human resource development solutions, has resulted in many organizations and people to unleash their true potential.
‘We have worked with Ms. Maneesha Kodithuwakku on several training assignments. She is a highly committed and passionate trainer, also appreciated by the training participants and clients.’
Director HR Services
Kent Ridge (Pvt) Ltd.
We experienced one of the best marketing training programs we ever had. We truly enjoyed the entire session, I think mainly because, all of us understood what exactly we were missing to organize our tasks.. I believe now our team is ready for the battle with all required ammunition to become an effective marketing team for the organization. You guided us there.
Head of Planning & Execution
Antler Group of Companies
I had the pleasure of dealing with Manesha on several occasions as she delivered some training programs for couple of our clients. She was very professional in her dealings and was very approachable and flexible. The feedback from the participants on her delivery has always being positive and that’s the very reason why we wish to work with her on a long term.
Dr. Manesha Kodithuwakku has been working with SLIDA as a visiting Lecturer for SLAS Introductory programs, Capacity Building Programs and other scheduled programs for managers and non managerial public sector employees. Over the years she has contributed remarkably to enhance the knowledge and the attitude of the participants and always has been evaluated as "excellent". It has been a pleasure working with her.
SLIDA - Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration
MBA(USQ Aus.), PCBS(USQ Aus.), EDBA(Col. Uni.), PSS(UK), MIM (SL),C&G(UK)
In addition to managing a team of 7 (Executives & Officers) who carried out functions under Senior HR Services Executive, carried out the following functions.
Presenting excellence in the field of training, coaching and consultancy with extensive years of
experience, Faraz Farook is an established name in the corporate world that is widely
recognised for the proficiency he brings to the table. As the Founder/CEO of Results Training,
Faraz is with a mission to inspire and transform individuals, teams and organisations to achieve
positive results by leading them to reach their optimum personal and professional capabilities
through practical and skillful methods.
Having over 13 years’ exposure in the field of human resources development, business management and operations while also garnering over 12 years of hands-on experience in the field of training & development and entrepreneurship, Faraz has developed his expertise by working with organisations ranging from the smallest business ventures to the largest conglomerates/blue chip companies, both locally and internationally. He has gained exposure within his career path across a multitude of industries, ranging from banking, finance, aviation, retail, services, manufacturing, health, real estate, telecommunication, automobile and hospitality industry, to name a few. Driven with a passion towards bringing out the optimum potential of any individual, team or organisation in a fast-paced work environment, Faraz commits to transform those working in any competitive industry with a significant growth and excellence that is backed with top professionalism.
Faraz is a much sought-after name in the corporate world as the facilitator of positive results, as he uses creative participatory methodologies with added positive energy and resounding knowledge to create the ideal training space within any corporate environment which enables him to keep his audience engaged in the session at ease. His proficiency in three languages (English, Sinhala and Tamil) enables Faraz’s audience to grasp the knowledge he extends with precision.
Faraz is highly competent in delivering results-oriented training within the areas of leadership training, supervisory development, customer service excellence, sales, team building, corporate etiquette, personal effectiveness programs and experiential learning on various subjects. By discussing possible work situations that may arise in the workplace, Faraz challenges the participants to engage in such situations within their work space, to learn and practice the skills they are trained with during the program.
Enhancing interpersonal and professionals skills of corporate individuals using his expertise in coaching techniques and diagnostic tools, Faraz helps achieve their set goals within the corporate environment successfully, with executive, performance and business coaching for individuals, teams and organizations. His introduction to one-on-one sessions with corporate individuals has brought much prominence to his practice, where it helps to enhance their capabilities by developing their mind-set.
Faraz’s innovative coaching techniques have helped individuals and organizations to identify and reach their objectives and goals smoothly over the years. The effective methodology he uses to coach corporate individuals in overcoming barriers has been tremendously beneficial for them in reaching success at a faster pace.
Faraz Farook is the trusted name in the corporate world when it comes to consultations on analytical methods which should be applied within the corporate environment. He approaches small businesses to develop their existing systems and processes to help them move forward, in order for them to become the most regarded professional organizations in the future. His intelligence in a variety of industries makes Faraz the go-to expert in corporate problem solving situations.
Faraz’s inclination to extend his expertise in any industry within the corporate sector keeps his highly regarded reputation known throughout in the field. The professional stance he has maintained throughout his years of practice as a consultant has been successful in inspiring other corporate individuals and organizations to develop themselves professionally for their success in order to create positive results for their companies.
Holds 8 years of work experience as a trainer/ lecturer.
BApsy,PgDLaw(Lon) CONSULTANT NP SOLICITOR England & Wales
In the 90s Thejaka migrated to London to study Law. He read a Masters in Law prior to obtaining his professional qualifications. Thejaka is a Senior Solicitor admitted to the Supreme Court of England & Wales practicing civil law.
In London Thejaka has built a reputable practice working as a Consultant Solicitor specialising in Corporate Law. He also specialises in European Union Laws, Civil Liberties & Human Rights, European & UK Nationality Laws and Family Law.
He is currently a senior consultant to three leading firms in London, including a Legal500 corporate firm in the City of London.
In the early 90’s Thejaka was awarded a scholarship to read a Bachelors Degree in Psychology at Goa University. As part of his aptitude of his studies in Psychology, Thejaka explored the therapeutic effects of ‘behavioural expressions’ as a means to assist challenged children.
Whilst practising as a Consultant Solicitor, Thejaka conducted numerous training programmes and consultancies to firms of Solicitors and professional groups in London.
Since his arrival in Sri Lanka, Thejaka has been appointed to panels/faculties of reputable Corporate Training establishments such as Mcquire Rens & Jones to conduct numerous corporate training programmes open to the public and ‘in-house’ training to establishments. He has also been hired to conduct corporate training by Save the Children Fund-International, Women’s Chamber of Commerce Colombo, Employers Federation of Ceylon, Fingara Tennis Camp and numerous other organisations in and out of Colombo.
Thejaka has carried out corporate training in the UK, Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh.
Given Thejaka’s academic qualifications and professional experience, as above, his expertise in Training is divided into two categories.
Legal & Risk Management
CORPORATE INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT:
Behavioural & Psychological
PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT & TEAM LEADERSHIP:
Thejaka Pinidiya attended Royal College, Colombo, Sri Lanka from primary school through to A-levels in 1988. (1976 – 1988)
Chaminda started Dj’ing at house parties at the age of 16 years. Three years later he was adjudged the best Dj in Sri Lanka. Bonnie was a house hold name during the 90’s party scene and went on to win multiple Golden Clef Awards and Island Music Award during the 90’s. With more than one thousand (1,000) house parties and events in Sri Lanka and overseas under his belt, to date he is a true musical ambassador and a Legend in the local music scene.
One of the first Dj’s to master the SL 1200 Turntables in Sri Lanka. A specialist in Retro, Old School & House Music. His ability to work with the crowd and plays different sets and genres to keep everyone moving makes him one of the most sought after Dj’s.
Chaminda is a qualified Marketer and has held senior positions in top Blue Chip companies in Sri Lanka as well as in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. In 2012 Chaminda started his own event management company under the name ‘Red Hot Events’.
Nilanthi Jayawardena has worked in corporate training in Sri Lanka and abroad. Highly effective Consultant/Trainer with over 20 years’ experience specializing in education, consulting and employee training. Her role primarily assists with the learning platform for data driven companies to support workplace skills development. Further, conducts Business English training /verbal and written communication skills for companies and individuals, applying materials created by the Cambridge Learning & Development (L&D) team. Her varied experience across a number of industries has equipped her with the knowledge to relate to training challenges. She has been an integral part of Corporate Training, creating and delivering many major client development training solutions.