Mr. Nimal Ratnayake
Mr. Nimal Ratnayake is a marketer by profession has been the Chief Marketing Officer of Lanka Hospitals PLC since 2016. He is a Chartered Marketer (CIM-UK) with a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing (CIM-UK). He had his higher education in United Kingdom and obtained his MBA from the prestigious University of Keele in Staffordshire, UK.
He has over 25 years’ experience in top diversified Global and Sri Lankan multinational companies and has served in numerous senior managerial roles in UK and Sri Lanka. He was the brand custodian of some of the world’s top global Fortune 500 multinationals and was instrumental in launching & marketing many of their brands in Sri Lanka and Maldives. Some of these corporates include Pfizer, 3M, Reckitt Benckiser and Sri Lankan listed conglomerates such as Sunshine Holdings PLC (former Lanka Medicals), Astron Limited, Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC., Lanka Aluminium Industries PLC and Associated Motorways Private Ltd. After completing his studies in UK, he had the opportunity to be employed at Wall-Mart Inc., one of the largest American multinational retail corporations in the world, representing their clothing brand George ASDA.
Mr. Ratnayake is a present council member of the SLGMC of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and is also a member of the Rotary Club of Colombo in which he serves as the Chairman of the Community Service Committee. Due to his outstanding leadership and community services he was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow in the year 2000. He is also one of the eminent members of the Rotary Group Study Exchange Program to the USA in 2007. He is the present president of the OBU – Colombo Branch of his alma mater Dharmaraja College, Kandy and a member of University of Keele Alumnus, UK. He was the President of the Pharma Promoters Association of Sri Lanka in year 2006/07 and is a visiting lecturer in Marketing and Business Management.
The marketing teams that he has led have received local and international awards including ‘Brand Leadership Award of World Health & Wellness Congress’, ‘Best Marketing Campaign of the Year Award’ and ‘Best Social Media & Digital Marketing Award’.