I am honoured to be the WiLAT Global Chairperson. I started my journey with CILT Sri Lanka 9 years ago and the experience and exposure have been rewarding. I Co-founded WiLAT Sri Lanka 7 years ago and was part of the Global WiLAT launch in Sri Lanka in 2013. I served WiLAT Sri Lanka as the Founding Chairperson for 4 years. During this period I initiated WiLAT Sri Lanka’s flagship “Ignite” mentoring program which I was able to take beyond the shores of Sri Lanka as the Global Coordinator for Mentoring. I was also instrumental in launching UN Women’s HeforShe program and CILT Sri Lanka’s Corporate Partnership Program. I was a Vice Chairperson of CILT Sri Lanka for 5 years before being elected as Chairperson in 2018, the second woman to hold such a position in the CILT family.
I entered the world of work as a Food Process Engineer and worked at Unilever Sri Lanka for 19 years locally and overseas. I was the Director of Customer Service responsible for Supply Chain after two stints in R&D and Corporate Quality. I am a Non-Executive Independent Director of Singer Sri Lanka PLC, Director of Logicare Pvt Ltd. and a board member of the Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce and CSR Sri Lanka Ltd.
As a Supply Chain Professional, I actively promote CILT’s professional qualification to make it a preferred career choice. My passion is to attract more women to our industry and see them grow in their careers. I will actively engage in creating awareness of career opportunities, and mentoring through close engagement with our Next Generation. I will strive to build WiLAT as an inclusive forum within CILT, across industry sectors, groups and continents, building global partnerships to create value with meaning.