WIM IFC Professional & Career Women Awards 2016

Date: 24th June 2016
Venue: Kingsbury Hotel Colombo

Panel of Judges

  • Dr. Rohantha Athukorala, Chairman, Lanka Sathosa Ltd
  • Mr. Graeme Harris, Senior Operations Officer, Sri Lanka Maldives International Finance Corporation
  • Ms. Shiromal Cooray, Managing Director, Jetwing Travels (Pvt) Ltd
  • Ms. Dawn Austin, Managing Director, Nidro Supply (Pvt) Ltd
  • Ms. Ayomi Aluwihare, Partner, F&G De Saram
  • Mr. Kumar Samarasinghe, Director, Sales, Singer Sri Lanka

Award Winners

No Category Name Title
1
Career Role Model of the Year
Surekha Alles
Chief Executive Officer
Allianz Insurance Lanka
2
Banking & Finance
Nilani Seneviratne
Vice President
Citibank Colombo
Silver
3
Banking & Finance
Dayalanie Abeygunawardena
Chief Operating Officer
Janashakthi Insurance
Gold
4
Career Achievements – Banking
Hiranthi De Silva
Vice President Whole Sale Banking
Union Bank
Gold
5
Career Achievements – Administration & Management
Alikie Perera
Deputy Secretary General/Financial Controller
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
Gold
6
Best Private Sector Organization for Promoting
Women in workplace
Standard Chartered Bank Sri Lanka
7
Director – Human Resources
Samanmali Chandrasiri
Ceylon Tobacco
Gold
8
Human Resources
Chandi Dharmaratne
Senior Director Human Resources
VirtusaPolaris Sri Lanka
Silver
9
Education
Kumari Grero
Coordinating Principal
Lyceum International School
Gold
10
Information Technology
Lakmini Wijesundare
CEO
Ironone Technologies
Gold
11
Information Technology
Mahesha Kapurubandara
Dean/International at
Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology
Silver
12
Marketing
Sandra De Zoysa
Group Chief Customer Officer
Dialog Axiata Plc
Gold
13
Marketing
Thilanka Abeywardena
Enterprise Marketing Manager – South East Asia New Markets,
Microsoft
Silver
14
Best Woman CEO of the Year
Sheamalee Wickramasingha
CEO
Ceylon Biscuits Limited (Foods) International
15
Legal
Farzana Jameel
Senior Deputy Solicitor General
Attorney-General Office
Gold
16
Legal
Nadija Tambiah
Head of Legal
John Keells Holdings
Silver
17
Supply Chain
Tania Polonnowita Wettimuny
Managing Director
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics (Pvt) Ltd
Gold
18
Supply Chain
Shehara Jayawardana
Group Joint Managing Director
McLarens Group
Silver
19
Media & Communication
Nirmala Kannangara
Features/Investigative Journalist
The Sunday Leader
Gold
20
Media & Communication
Sharon Mascarenhas
Marketing Manager, Compere/Host, TV & News Presenter,
Dubbing and Voice Artist
Silver
21
Trail Blazers
Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala
Gold
22
Actress,Arts & Aesthetics
Kaushalya Fernando
Silver
23
Sports
M G T U Egodawela
Woman Communicator
Sri Lanka Navy
Gold
24
Best Woman Entrepreneur (Small)
Samanthi Ratnayake
Managing Director
Lili Cheese (Pvt) Ltd
25
Upcoming Young Leader
Sandaru Priyanwada Chandrasiri
26
Business Role Model of the Year
Kumudika Fernando
Managing Director
Maliban Biscuits
27
Defense Force & Civil Security
Women Assistant Superintendent of Police (W.A.S.P)
H. M. Lanka Rajani Amarasena
Deputy Director,
The Bureau For the Prevention of Abuse of Children and Women
Gold
28
Inspirational Woman of the Year
Lilamani Dias Benson
Chairperson
Lowe LDB
Gold
29
Inspirational Woman of the Year
Sandra Beverly Wanduragala
Founder and Chairman
Selyn Exporters
Gold
30
Inspirational Woman of the Year
Goolbai Gunasekera
Founder/Principal
Asian International School
Gold
31
Best CSR Programme run by a
Private Sector for Women Empowerment
Hemas
Gold
32
Best Woman Entrepreneur Large
Shanthi Liyanage
Founder/Managing Director
Suwa Shanthi Hospital,
Anuradapura
Gold
33
Upcoming Woman Entrepreneur
Susan Brohier
Founder & CEO
Event Factory
Gold
34
Upcoming Woman Entrepreneur
Dilhani Iresha De Silva
Proprietor
DHD Handloom
Gold
35
Upcoming Woman Entrepreneur
Anula Ratnayake
Designer & Facilitator
Gold
36
Upcoming Woman Entrepreneur
Thushani Rodrigo
Owner
Todos
Gold
37
Best International Woman Leadership
Nela de Zoysa
Chartered Architect
Gold
38
Hospitality
Hyacinth Gunawardena
Director/General Manager
Jetwing Blue/Jetwing Beach
Silver
39
Hospitality
Nayantara Fonseka
Creator and Managing Director
Taru Villas
Gold
40
State & Government
R. Wijialudchumi
Secretary Ministry of Science
Technology and Research
Gold
41
Advertising
Laila Gunasekera Martenstyn
Vice President
Grant Group
Gold
42
Advertising
Manilka Philips
General Manager
Ogilvy PR Worldwide
Silver
43
Emerging Leader of the Year
Ranmal Ekenayake
Chief Executive Officer
AOD
44
Best Woman Entrepreneur Medium
Udeni Nadheera
CEO/Managing Director
Liyark Industries Pvt Ltd Batticaloa
Gold
45
Best Women Empowerment Project Run by NGO
Eastern Province Women’s
Self Employed Development Cooperative Society
Gold
46
Upcoming Women Entrepreneurs (North East)
Benedicta Ponkala Gracian
Gold
47
Upcoming Women Entrepreneurs (North East)
Karunakiranthan Vigneswary
Dairy product Border of Killinochchi & Mullaitivu
Gold
48
Upcoming Women Entrepreneurs (North East)
VaReSDO Private Limited, Mankulam
Gold
49
Upcoming Women Entrepreneurs (North East)
J M Chandrawathi
Ampara
Gold
50
Judges Award
Dr. Hiranthi Wijemanne
51
WIM Member of the Year
Kushlani Perera

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