Asha Perera – Chief Financial Officer at Union Assurance

Given your diverse industry exposure, how have the cross-industry dynamics influenced your strategic approach to navigating the evolving landscape of the life insurance sector?   The diverse experience I have gained over the years has enabled me to develop a strategic approach to navigating the changing landscape of the Life Insurance sector. My career journey, […]

Wathsala Aluthgedara – Chief Partnership Distribution Officer of Union Assurance

Given your background in understanding consumers, how will you shape Union Assurance’s approach to consumer engagement in 2025? Are there emerging trends or unique insights you plan to leverage to create a distinctive mark in the insurance sector?   Placing customers at the centre of your efforts is paramount, and the Life Insurance market is […]

Transforming the Future of Fashion

Reflecting on her career journey, several key moments have significantly shaped Senpathi Jayawickrama’s trajectory, leading her to where she is today as the Chief Transformation Officer of Knit Sri Lanka / and Vietnam of Hirdaramani Group. Over the past 17 years, starting as an accounts assistant in a freight forwarding company, her path has been […]

Reimagining and Reshaping Interiors

Westgate is a turn-key interior solutions provider offering in-house manufacturing with a team of 110 dedicated professionals, and has been transforming corporate spaces for 35 years. Offering holistic design concepts, bespoke furniture, and tailored structures, Westgate enables a seamless end-to-end experience with customized service offerings. Founded by Dehara Gomes, the company today is run by […]

A Diverse Perspective on Real Estate Leadership

Reflecting on the past few months, Minoli Wickramasinghe, CEO/Managing Director of Capital TRUST Properties, considers several key milestones to be particularly significant in her role. One of the most noteworthy achievements is the establishment of Capital TRUST Properties as a household name in the real estate industry. This recognition has not been merely the result […]

Leading the Charge in Purpose-Driven Marketing

With a passion for purpose-driven marketing and a commitment to making a positive impact, Shehani Liyanage, Global Marketing Director – BlueBand & Regional Operations Lead AMEA & ANZ – Upfield, has played a pivotal role in propelling BlueBand (known as Astra in Sri Lanka) to new heights within the Upfield portfolio. As a seasoned professional, […]

From Vision to Venture

As Tania Polonnowita Wettimuny, Entrepreneur/Managing Director of IAS Holdings (Private) Limited, reflects on her career trajectory, she acknowledges the pivotal moments that have shaped her leadership philosophy. One such cornerstone lies in the belief that significant lessons derive from both successes and failures. Through careful analysis of past accomplishments and missteps, she has gleaned valuable […]

A Vision for Tomorrow

Zahara Ansary is at the helm as the Country Manager—Sri Lanka & The Maldives for AICPA ® & CIMA ®, collectively known as the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants ®. In anticipation of International Women’s Day, she graciously offers her insights as we traverse through the transitional period of 2024, setting our sights on […]

Redefining Leadership in Banking

In an era where women are redefining the contours of leadership across industries, Shashi Kandambi Jassim emerges as a force to reckon with in the banking sector. Shashi’s ascent to the top ranks of the banking industry is nothing short of extraordinary, marked by a blend of unconventional beginnings and determination. From her humble start […]

A Stellar Approach to Innovation and Sustainability

As Chief Marketing Officer of Sunshine Consumer Lanka, Kavi Rajapaksha envisions leveraging her role to drive innovation and sustainable growth within the company by 2025, particularly in response to the evolving landscape of consumer preferences and behaviours.   Reflecting on past strategies, Kavi acknowledges the need to adapt to a world where consumer behaviour is […]