Professor Ajantha Dharmasiri, the immediate past Director of the Postgraduate Institute of Management, was recently honoured by being elected President of the Chartered Management Institute, UK (CMI) – Sri Lanka Branch. He succeeded Indra Kaushal Rajapaksa, who completed two consecutive years of service as the President.
Ajantha, as the Vice President of the CMI Sri Lanka Branch, collectively contributed to raise the managerial competencies among the professionals in Sri Lanka. He has a rare combination of being a Chartered Manager, Chartered HR Professional and a Chartered Electrical Engineer. Being a past President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), he became the first Sri Lankan to lead both CIPM and CMI, two professional charter bodies present in Sri Lanka. He is an Adjunct Professor at Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma as well. Prof. Dharmasiri likes to identify himself as one who transitioned from being an ‘Engineer of Electrical’ to an ‘Engineer of Hearts and Minds’.
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is the only chartered professional body providing certification in the highest standards of management and leadership.
With over 170,000 members worldwide, CMI has created an impressive network of business people across the globe for almost 75 years. The CMI (UK) Sri Lanka Branch (CMI Sri Lanka) which was established in 1996, is the only chartered management body in Sri Lanka that is committed to contributing to the management fraternity as a thought leader in management practices guiding and helping them to realise their important career goals in management by up-skilling them and promoting CMI – UK management certifications. CMI Sri Lanka has enlisted top corporate leaders in Sri Lanka among its membership.