WIM IFC “Top 50” Professional & Career Women Awards 2018

Date: 07 August 2018
Venue: Hilton Colombo

Panel of Judges

  • Dr. Rohantha Athukorala – Board Director, Public & Private Sector
  • Ms. Amena Arif – Country Manager, IFC Sri Lanka Maldives
  • Mr. Kumar Samarasinghe – Director Marketing, Singer Sri Lanka
  • Ms. Gwori Rajan – Executive Director, Asoka Group of Companies
  • Ms. Roshanie Jayasundera-Moraes – Ex.Vice President, Property Group JKH
  • Ms. Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe – President’s Counsel, Attorney General’s Department
  • Ms. Rajitha Jayasuriya – Director Legal, MAS Holdings
  • Ms. Kasturi Chellaraja Wilson – MD, Hemas Pharmaceuticals,Hemas logistics
  • Mr. Nisthar Cassim – Editor, Daily FT

Award Winners

No Category Name Title
1
Human Resources
Dinusha Jayamanne
Human Resources Director
Fontera Brand (Pvt) Lt
Gold
2
Michelle Senanayake
Group Head of Human Resources
Sunshine Holdings Plc
Silver
3
Banking & Finance (Banking,Insurance & Finance Positions in organizations)
Anoji De Silva
Partner
Ernst & Young Sri Lanka
Gold
4
Anusha Gallage
Chief Financial Officer
Hatton National Bank
Silver
5
Marketing Sales (Including Branding, Customer Care Event Media)
Sharmila Bandara
Marketing Director
Unilever Sri Lanka Ltd
Silver
6
Nadi B Dharmasiri
Board Trustee
The Chattered Inst. of Marketing
Sri Lanka & Head of Marketing Sampath Bank
Silver
7
Information Technology
Vidumini Ranasinghe
Project Director
Millennium IT
Gold
8
Dr. Buddhima Subasinghe
Cyber Crime Investigation and Conflict Resolution in Social Media
Silver
9
Advertising (PR, Communication & Advertising)
Anusha David
Chairperson
Headline PR
Gold
10
Nadeeka Kumarihami
Managing Director
Trumps Solutions (Pvt) Ltd
Silver
11
Legal
Hon. Justice Murdu Fernando PC Supreme Court
Silver
12
Janaki Senanayake Siriwardane
Secretary to the Board/Secretary
Bank of Ceylon
Silver
13
Defence Force and Civil
W.P.C Ranthilaka Mudiyanselage Manjula Kumari
Gold
14
State & Government Sector
Indira Malwatte
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Export Development Board
Silver
15
Dr. Sepalika Sudasinghe
Senior Consultant
SLIDA
Silver
16
Corporate Communication
Suzanne Wooster Prematilaka Communication Officer
External Relations
UNICEF
Gold
17
Gigi De Silva
Marketing Communication Manager
Hilton Colombo
Silver
18
Media Print
Kumuduni Hettiarachchi
Media Deputy, Editor News Features
Sunday Times
Gold
19
Media Electronic
Sithara Kaluarachchi
Rupervahini and ITN TV Presenter
Gold
20
Logistics Shipping Ports and Freight
Dr. Ruanthi De Silva
Consultant/Director
SCM Plus (Pvt) Ltd
Gold
21
Anoma Ranasinghe
General Manager
Export & Import Shipping Documentation Cargo Claims & Trainings
McLarens Shipping Ltd
Silver
22
Hotel & Hospitality (Including hotels and Restaurants)
Shibani Renuka Thambaiya
Executive Director and Marketing Director
Renuka City Hotels Plc
Gold
23
Mrs.Madhubhani Perera
Director, Marketing
Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau
Silver
24
Arts and Creative Science
Kishani Jayasinghe
Gold
25
Sports
Anusha Kodithuwakku
1st Female Boxer to win a Medal for Sri Lanka
Gold
26
Architecture
Prof. Chitra Weddikkara
Former Head of Department
Department of Building Economics
Uniervsity of Moratuwa
Gold
27
Career Achievements
Gayani De Alwis
Logistics & Supply Chain
Chairperson CLIT
Founding Chairperson WiLAT
Vice Chairperson South Asia
Gold
28
Finance
Nisreen Rehmanjee
Vice President & Head of Tax & Social Entrepreneurship Project
John Keels Group
Gold
29
Best Woman Corporate Leader of the Year
Marise Deckker
Managing Director
Astron Limited
Gold
30
Business Role Model of the Year
Indrani Fernando
Managing Director
Philips Hospital
Gold
31
Career Role Model of the Year
Jayanthi Dharmasena
Managing Director
Hayleys Agriculture
Gold
32
Woman of the Year
Otara Gunawardena
Gold
33
Inspirational Woman of the Year
Dr. Gayani Tillekeratne
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine in one of the most prestigious medical
institutes in the world,
Duke University
Global Health.
Gold
34
Asha de Vos
Marine Biologists
Gold
35
Prof. Chamindi Dilkushi Senaratne
Gold
36
J M Kamalawathi
Teacher
Gold
37
Game Changer
Shamali Tudawe
Editor
Hi Magazine
Gold
38
Impact Generator
Annika Senanayake – Chief Executive Officer
Art Television
Broadcasting Co. IWS
Gold
39
Judges Award
Rose Cooray
Director HNB
Former Deputy Governor Central Bank
Gold
40
Young Youth Leadership Award
Jayathma Wickramanayake
UN Secretary
General Envoy on Youth
Gold
41
South Asia Woman Achiever Award
Jacqueline Fernandez
Gold
42
International Woman Leadership Award
Damindra Dias
The Kellogg Company and The Coca-Cola Company
in Canada, USA, Germany and South Asia.
A high achiever with a passion for organizational leadership,
strategic thinking, and “never say no” attitude has progressed
from Accounting Clerk to Corporate Controller, Vice President
Finance and Managing Director and CEO.
Gold
43
Best Women Empowerment Project
run by a NGO, INGO &
International organizations
Witsa Sri Lanka
Gold
44
Child Action Lanka
Gold
45
Best CSR Programme run by a
Private Sector for women
Empowerment
MAS Intimate Private Limited
Gold
46
Best Private Sector Organization
for promoting women in workplace
Hatton National Bank
Gold
47
Positive Media Programme for
Women in Sri Lanka
NugaSewana –
Rupervahini
Ms. Erin Wijekoon
Gold
48
Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur Large
Deepani Samarasinghe
Chairperson
APS Knitters (Pvt) Ltd
Gold
49
Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur Medium
Jayomi Lokuliyanage
ZMessenger (Pvt) Ltd
Gold
50
Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur Small
Janaki Kathriararchchi
Three Star Organic Farm (Pvt) Ltd
Gold
51
Upcoming Entrepreneur
Srimali Senn
AM Web Designers and Developers (amwebbers.com)
Gold
52
Achala Samaradivaka
Gold
53
T S Anula Ranjani Thomas Singho
Gold
54
Mohamed Kavitha
Udayam Woman Small Industry
Gold
55
Kanchana Fernando
Gold
56
Mohideen Reliffaa Begam
57
Mannika Rasa Sobana
Bannana Fiber Product
Gold
58
Lasanka Priyadarshini Perera
Gold
59
Damayanthi Rathnayake
Gold
60
Career Achievements (Maldives)
SaharWaheed
People & Change Director
Bank of Maldives
Gold
61
Career Role Model of the Year (Maldives)
Aisath Noordeen
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Bank of Maldives
Gold
62
Travel & Tourism (Maldives)
Visha Mahir
Executive Director
Universal Resorts
Gold
63
Business Role Model of the Year (Maldives)
Dr. Mariyam Shakeela
Chief Executive Officer
SIMDI Group
Gold
64
Young Youth Leadership Award (Maldives)
Raidha Shafeeq
Owner, Raidhas Maldives
Gold
65
Woman with a Cause (Maldives)
Ifham Hussain
Managing Director
Maldives Autism Association
Gold
66
WIM Member of the Year
Hiranthi Karunathilake
67
WIM Best Membership Project
Thaalama

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