Chief Marketing Officer of Bank of Ceylon, Dr. Indunil Liyanage has been honoured with the ‘Most Influential Marketing Leaders Listing’ at the World Marketing Congress 2015 (WMC) held in Mumbai, India recently. This recognition was awarded as a part of Global Marketing Excellence Awards conducted by WMC under the theme “If Not Now, When” held at Taj Lands End Hotel on the 27th November 2015.
Broad parameters were adopted for selection such as Marketing Competencies (Academic/Professional achievements and adaptation), Strategic Perspective and Future Orientation, Track Record, Integrity and Ethics, and Commitment to Sustainability (Business, Social and Environmental).
Dr. Liyanage counts over 25 years of marketing experience in combination of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), electronics, agriculture and financial services industry in Sri Lanka.
Throughout his marketing career he has built several key international and local brands/ products in the country. He has held senior positions in multinationals and local organisations in the capacity of Product/ Brand Manager, Marketing Manager, Assistant Vice President – Head of Marketing positions and currently he is a member of the Bank of Ceylon Corporate Management team.
Dr. Liyanage is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) since 1995 and member of Alumni Associations of the University of Sri Jayawardenapura, University of Colombo and Faculty of Graduate Studies of University of Colombo.
He was the first Sri Lankan selected for “Intercultural Education for Global Managers” programme at the Japan America Institute of Management Science (JAIMS) in Hawaii, USA. Dr. Liyanage has been honoured with the “50 Most Talented CMOs Award” at the Golden Globe Tiger Awards 2013 at the World Marketing Summit (WMS) held at Putrajaya International Convention (PICC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2013.