Providing Strategic Counsel on Corporate and Marketing Issues Nimal Gunewardena FCIM MCIPRCEO & Strategist Nimal Gunewardena heads a leading advertising, PR and IMC enterprise in Sri Lanka that he set up in 1993, following wide experience in marketing and advertising. He acts as a leader, entrepreneur and strategist in the agency's business. He is a Chartered Marketer and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, with over 30 years of experience in marketing and communications. Prior to starting his own agency, he was the CEO of JWT Colombo following 10 years with Reckitt & Colman where he rose to being the Marketing Director and a two-year stint with AFS Intercultural Programs New York where he was Regional Director for Asia-Pacific. He has been a Past President of the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing and the Four A's and holds professional memberships in the Chartered Institute of Public Relations/UK, American Marketing Association and the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing. Nimal is also a highly regarded lecturer in Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations. Specialist in Tamil Writing & Media Relations S ChandrasekarHead of Tamil Media Relations Joined BMPR from Virakesari, the leading mainstream Tamil daily and weekly newspaper, where as a business journalist he covered all topical business-related news. Sekar is our specialist in the Tamil language capability, developing releases and building rapport with Tamil language journalists and media personnel. Sekar is an old boy of D S Senanayake College, Colombo and continued his studies in Computer hardware at Singapore Informatics. Leveraging Sinhala Media Relations Hasitha KekulawalaSinhala Writer & Media Relations Executive Hasitha holds a BA degree in English from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura with further studies in Mass Communications and Media Studies at the same University. He is a former journalist with experience in feature writing, conducting interviews and doing translations at national newspapers. He has excelled in translating English classics, introducing Western authors to Sri Lankan audiences, with nominations at the State Literary Awards. He is currently President of the Sath Association (Sri Lankan chapter of the SAARC Writers Foundation). He is also experienced as a content developer. Focusing On Corporate & Marketing Consulting Druvinka MoraesSenior PR Consultant Graduate from the University of Illinois, USA with a double major in Political Science and Global Studies. Won the 2012 Sri Lanka Mercantile Tennis Singles representing the Agency and was a member of her university Women's tennis team. She was also a delegate for the Model United Nations Conference in New York and a member of the Dean's List at university. Interned at Lanka Financial Services for Underserved Settlements, a NGO funded by the UN to upgrade slums in Sri Lanka prior to joining the Agency. Focusing On Corporate & Marketing Consulting Supipi Udashashi PR Consultant Supipi is a graduate of the University of Kelaniya, holding a BA in languages (English, French and Translation Methods). She gained experience as a Feature Writer at top magazines - Serendib, Explore Sri Lanka, Business Today, Time Out Domus Sri Lanka editions. She holds a Diploma in International Relations from the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) and a Diploma in French Language Studies from Alliance Française de Kotte. Supipi interned in Internal Communication & Engagement for SriLankan Airlines and at BCIS prior to joining the Agency. Specialist Writing Ymara de AlmeidaSpecialist Financial & Tech Writer Ymara holds an MBA from the Post Graduate Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) and a BA from the University of Peradeniya. She began her career as a Journalist for Counterpoint - the country's first News and Current Affairs Magazine and worked in marketing with Reuters. At the Agency her role is that of a specialist writer on topics covering banking and finance, insurance, information technology and telecom and focuses on producing thought leadership and advocacy articles and press releases and also manages work on our Oracle account. Tamil writing & media services Thushani Radhakrishnan Tamil Writer/Media Services Executive Thushani is a past student of the Colombo Hindu Ladies College, has completed a course in English at the British Council and holds a diploma and a professional diploma in Graphic Designing from the Lalith Athluathmudali Vocational Center. Prior to entering the field of advertising, Thushani worked in the IT world for 6 months as an Executive. At the Agency, she works on developing press releases in the Tamil language and is a part of the media relations team. Providing media sevices Shelani PereraMedia Services Executive Shelani is a member of our media tracking and services operation. She previously worked in investment promotions, call center operations and at an HR recruitment centre. Providing media sevices Anjalie Munasinghe Media Services Assistant Anjalie is a member of our media tracking and services operation. She previously worked in event management and AV coordination.