Jayantha Amarasinghe elected President of CIPM Sri Lanka
Jayantha Amarasinghe, an HR thought-leader with nearly 30 years of leadership experience in delivering strategic people management practices across multiple industries and geographies, was unanimously elected as President of CIPM Sri Lanka at its AGM held on Saturday 25 July 2020 at the Waters Edge in Battaramulla.
Having held key HR leadership positions at local and international organisations, driving people-centric strategies and practices to achieve transformational change across diverse business domains, Jayantha currently performs the key strategic role of Deputy General Manager – HR at Seylan Bank PLC.
“I am honoured by the trust that the members have placed in me to lead Sri Lanka’s leader in human resource management for the next year. I have earmarked a few key projects and areas that will enhance CIPM’s position as a national force while taking it to the next level in human resource management in the post COVID-19 era,” said Amarasinghe.
“One key initiative during my tenure is to extend our research initiatives on a national scale through the CIPM Applied Research Centre so we have a scientific approach in identifying and addressing practical areas of concern in the practice of HRM in Sri Lanka. We will also further strengthen our consultancy and HR services to share the wealth of knowledge and experience we possess, while developing the expertise of our members, resource personnel as well its staff members to achieve their full potential,” he added.
Amarasinghe is passionate in executing the education framework of the CQHRM (Chartered Qualification in HRM) programme, which was rolled out recently under his Chairmanship to ensure that the HR fraternity both in the private and public sector will be able to reap the benefits of this internationally-recognised Charter.
Managing the Covid-19 impact, achieving sustainable business growth, working together with government policy makers, rolling out national level initiatives, international relations and HR World Congress in Q1 2021, enhancing efficiency and convenience through digitisation, automation and business process reengineering, increasing the frequency of corporate events to engage with the private and public sector are some of the priority areas that have been identified to deliver results during Jayantha’s tenure.
Jayantha is an Attorney-at-Law, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of Colombo and an MBA from the Buckinghamshire New University - UK. He is a Postgraduate Diploma holder in Management from the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing and holds the National Diploma in Human Resources Management from the CIPM with a Merit Pass.