An Educator Talk Show with Mr. Bandula Egodage & Mr. Gamindu Hemachandra
** Mr. Bandula Egodage ** Bandula Egodage is a seasoned professional with over 37 years of experience in the local and international business markets.
He started his career with Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage company, in 1986. His solid business performance coupled with sharp people skills, expansive network, high local insight, and strong social awareness caused him to rise up the ranks of the company over the years. Today he is Vice President – Corporate & Regulatory Affairs for Nestlé, with strong experience in the company’s Public Affairs, Regulatory, Exports, Sales, Corporate Communications and Crisis Management functions.
Bandula’s strong leadership and management skills are well recognised outside of the company. He has held a number of high-responsibility positions in the public and private sectors. He is the former Chairman of the Export Development Board, National Packaging Center, and Development Holdings Pvt. Ltd and former Director of the Sri Lanka Gem & Jewellery Authority.
He has also headed multiple trade delegations in the representation of Sri Lanka and has been a regular panelist at international trade forums. He is currently an Executive Member of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation), Director of Coconut Research Institute, Trade Finance & Investments PLC, and Ceyline Group, Chairman of the Industrial Association of Sri Lanka, Chairman of the Commercial Credit and Finance PLC, Executive Member of Sri Lanka Maldives Business Council and Member of Swiss Business Circle.
** Mr Gamindu Hemachandra **
Gamindu has 23 years of experience in higher education, including over 16 years of teaching experience in Software Engineering, Software Design, and Software Architecture. He has headed the School of Computing at the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT), was the Deputy Director of the Local Technical Secretariat for APIIT, IRQUE (Improving Relevance & Quality of Undergraduate Education) Project by the World Bank, the Chairman of the Academic Staff Development Committee at APIIT and the Head of Academic Development and Quality Enhancement at APIIT. He has been a resource person for the Higher Education for the Twentieth Century, World Bank Project of the Ministry of Higher Education Sri Lanka. He has been trained in quality assurance by the QAA, UK. Gamindu graduated with a First Class Honours in Physics from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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