‘Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2016’ will commence its second and the final day with a session dedicated for a reality check on the country’s existing talent pool, with the participation of top corporate executives and government officials, both from local and overseas.

bizThe fifth session of the summit ‘Growing Sri Lanka’s talent pool – Reality Check and Pragmatic Options,’ has lined up Dr. Mohd Gazali Abas, Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Human Resources of Malaysia and Rajan Anandan, Managing Director, Google India, delivering the keynote speeches.

Dr. Mohd Gazali who will start the session with a keynote speech holds a PhD in Economics from the Waseda University, Japan and was once the Director of the Human Capital Development Section of the Economic Planning Unit, of the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Department.

Rajan Anandan who will follow Gazali with another keynote presentation is responsible for Google sales and operations in the South Asian region and has held leadership positions in globally acclaimed firms such as Microsoft, Dell and McKinsey before joining Google.

Following the keynote speeches, Ashroff Omar, Chief Executive Officer of Brandix Lanka, Keith Modder, Chief Operating Officer of Virtusa and Ranjith Gunatilleke, Managing Director of Sanken Lanka will join in for a panel discussion which would be moderated by Shamindra Kulamannage, Editor-in-Chief of Echelon magazine.

The session, ‘Growing Sri Lanka’s talent pool – Reality Check and Pragmatic Options,’ will look at the new talent and skill needs of Sri Lanka and also the required policies and possible strategies that needs to be adopted to meet the demand.

The summit will be held on August 2 and 3 at the Cinnamon Grand.