Faculty

The heart of NEXT CAMPUS is our faculty. They are our strength and our pride and bring a wealth of unmatched experience to class. From Unilever to Dialog, from Coca-cola to Heineken, from HSBC to Coats Thread PLC our faculty has worked for and led most of the best Brands and Corporates both locally and globally.

DUSTY ALAHAKOON

MBA, FCIM (UK), Dip M (UK), Chartered Marketer

Currrently the Managing Director of Heineken Lanka Ltd, Dusty brings over 2 decades of industry experience to class, in diverse sectors such as Pharmaceuticals, Industrial Equipment, FMCG, Tobacco and Beverages. He has been a tutor for the Chartered Instittute of Marketing, Masters Level programmes in addition to being a renouned Corporate Trainer. Dusty has been trained at some of the best Business Schools in the world including Harvard and Insead.

Programme Lead - International MBA
Tutor for - International MBA | MSc Logistics & Supply Chain | MSc Project Management

BERTRAM PAUL

MBA, FCIM (UK), Dip M (UK), ACMA, Chartered Marketer

Bertram has over 25 years' experience in academia and business practice with wide ranging industry exposure covering Oil & Gas, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Retailing, Real Estate, Financial Services, Education and Information Technology. He has worked in markets in South Asia, South East Asia & the Middle East in various positions of Product & Brand Management, Sales & Marketing Management and General Management with wide ranging business responsibilities. Bertram is currently the General Manager Sales and Marketing for Chevron Lubricants Sri Lanka.

Tutor for - International MBA

THARANGA GUNASEKARA

MBA, FCIM (UK), Dip M (UK, Chartered Marketer

With over two decades of Sales and Marketing Experience with some of the top Brands in the world, Tharanga brings a wealth of experience in International Marketing to class. Tharanga currently Heads Marketing and Communications for HSBC, Sri Lanka.

Tutor for - International MBA

CRYSTAL NATHAN

MBA, BA (Hons)

Crystal works primarily in the field of consumer research, specializing in devising brand and marketing strategies for the past eighteen years. She has dealt with a broad range of categories and has conducted more than 5000 + strategic workshops across America, Europe, Asia and Pacific. Her areas of expertise include Segmentation, Shopper, Heuristics and Cognitive Sciences. Formally the Global Head of the Qualitative practice at The Nielsen Company, Crystal is currently the Strategic Curator at Pepper Cube Consultants.

Tutor for - International MBA | BA (Hons) Business Administration

IRFAN AHMED

MBA MCIM (UK), Dip M (UK), Chartered Marketer

Founder of Inovation Quotinent (IQ), Irfan is one of the most sought after thought leaders on Innovation and Digital. With nearly 2 decades of experience in Emerging markets and Digital trend, Irfan specializes in consumer and Market Insight, Brand Development and Marketing Strategy. He has developed strategy and handled operations for over 100 Brands from large multinationals to local and Asian conglomerates. Before founding IQ, Irfan was attached to MAS Bodyline (Pvt) Ltd as Director for Insights and Innovation.

Tutor for - International MBA

BRIAN PAU

MBA, FCMA (UK)

With over two decades of teaching experience in Finance, Economics, Management and Marketing, Brian is a well known financial consultant. He is the Finance Director of Airport Express (Pvt) Ltd, Olive Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, Promobrands (Pvt) Ltd, Wompro Asia (Pvt) Ltd and Asiata (Pvt) Ltd. He was trained by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) Colombo and has also been a key financial consultant for various leading corporates.

Tutor for - International MBA | MSc Logistics & Supply Chain | MSc Project Management

NILANKA IMBULDENIYA

MBA (UK), BBus (Australia)

Starting his Corporate Career with HSBC and then having worked for Brandix Lanka Ltd, in 2010 Nilanka bid farewell to his Corporate Career and joined his alma mater S.Thomas' College Mt Lavinia to pursue his passion for Teaching & Education. Nilanka now Heads the SKYE Pre University College, the first of its kind in the Education sector in Sri Lanka , a fully owned subsidiary of NEXT Campus.

Programme Lead - BA (Hons) Business Administration
Tutor for -International MBA | BA (Hons) Business Administration

JAYAMAL JAYAWEERA

MBA, MBCS CITP, CSCM

Jaymal has held senior positions such as Head of IT Management, Director Supply Chain and ICT and as a Business Project Lead where he has successfully implemented major projects. Ending his Corporate Career as the Supply Chain Director for Coats Thread PLC, JJ as he is known to students, has also been a lecturer for ABE Professional Examinations and a variety of programmes of undergarduate and postgraduate level.

Programme Lead - MSc Logistics & Supply Chain Management | MSc Project Management
Tutor for - International MBA | MSc Logistics & Supply Chain | MSc Project Management

ARCHANA LAW

MA, PgD (HRM & Higher Education), BSc

Harvard trained, Archana is a Personal and Business Transformation Consultant - Coach & Certified Life Skills Teacher. She is an author for leading Sri Lankan Business Magazines and online portals. With nearly 3 decades of diverse global experience, Archana has been a Freelance Writer and is a trained NLP Practitioner.

Tutor for - International MBA

TAFFY ALAHAKOON

MBA(UK), MCIM (UK), Dip M (UK), Chartered Marketer

Taffy has over 25 years of experience, in Marketing, Sales Management and has led teams in diverse sectors such as FMCG, Pharmaceuticals, Telecom, Interior/Office Plans & Designs, Banking, Luxury Vertical Living, Outdoor Camping and Travel. At present, he is employed as a Lead Consultant at S&T Consultancy.

HARIS OMAR

PhD (Reading), MSc, BSc (Management),

Haris holds over 15 years of experience in diverse areas such as Global Sourcing and Value Chain Management, Procurement, Product Development, Strategic Branding, Innovative Business Solutions, Human Resource Management, Training and Development, Talent Management, Compliance, Induatrial Relations,Health & Safety, Off-Shore Operations and Manufacturing Plant set-up. At present, he is employed as the Deputy General Manager - Human Resources and Administration at MAS Holdings.

Tutor for - International MBA | MSc Logistics & Supply Chain Management

TILAK RAHULAN

MBA, MCIM (UK), CIPP, PMP (USA), SIX SIGMA (BLACK BELT)

Currently the Head of Supply Chain for Dialog Axiata PLC, Thilak possesses nearly 20 years of experience in ICT, Fashion, Manufacturing and Banking sectors covering diverse areas such as Procurement, Vendor Management, Contract Management, Marketing and Merchandising, Process Improvement and Project Management skills.

Tutor for - MSc Logistics & Supply Chain Management | MSc Project Management

GAYANI DE ALWIS

MBA, MSc, CSCM, FISMM, CMILT

Former Director, Customer Service and Management Committee member of Unilever Sri Lanka Ltd, Gayani was responsible for the Supply Chain function. She was the first female Director for Supply Chain in South Asia for Unilever. During her 19 year tenure with Unilever locally and overseas, she has worked in Supply Chain, R&D and Quality Assurance prior to her early retirement to start her own consulting and lecturing career. Gayani is the Founder President of Wilat, Sri Lanka, a member for Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and a sought after opinion leader in the Supply Chain Industry in Sri Lanka.

Tutor for - MSc Logistics & Supply Chain Management | MSc Project Management

TARIQ SAMIDON

MBA, MCIM (UK)

Tariq holds over a decade's experience across Apparel, Digital Business and Software industries. At present, he is employed as a Digital Consultant and his specialties include Digital Strategy, Digital Transformation, Digital Marketing, E-Commerce, Sales, Supply Chain Management, Business Development, Business Analysis, Business Process Management, Project Management, Operations and Strategy.

Tutor for - BA (Hons) Business Administration

DEVINDA FERNANDO

MSc (UK), BA (Hons), MCIM (UK), Dip M

Young Devinda, a new entrant into the Faculty of NEXT Campus, is an awardee of the prestigious Alumus Prize of Birmingham City Univerisity for his Distinction grade completion of the MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Having started his career in the Supply Chain arm of MAS Brands (Subsidiary of MAS Holdings) Devinda is currently attached to Hela Clothing Pvt Ltd in the capacity of Corporate Strategy Manager.

Tutor for - BA (Hons) Business Administration

I.G. PERERA

MBA, BSc Eng, MISMM

IG, as known to many, holds years of experience in multiple disciplines such as Inventory Management, Warehouse Management, Procurement Management, Human Resource Management, Quality Management, Production Management and Lean Management. He is a much sought-aftrer consultant, trainer and a lecturer at several leading institutes in the areas of TQM, General Management, Operations Management and Supply Chain management.

Tutor for - MSc Logistics & Supply Chain Management | MSc Project Management

DINUSH PAHATHKUMBURE

MSc, PgD (BCS), BSc Eng,

Dinush holds a strong experience in the Apparel Sector working for leading companies such as MAS Holdings and Brandix. At present, he is employed as the Deputy General Manager for Supply Chain at Brandix Apparel Solutions. His areas of expertise include Artificail Intelligence, Logistics Management, Project Management & Forecasting.

Tutor for - MSc Logistics & Supply Chain Management | MSc Project Management

RUWANDI PERERA

MBA(UK), BBA, ACIM (UK), Dip M (UK) PQHRM

Having gained experience at top notch corporates such as Unilever, John Keells, Aitken Spence. At present she is employed as a Business Journalist at Media Services, Ruwandi brings an unmatched exuberance to class. She specialises in Activity Based Teaching and you will often find her class on their toes engaged in hands on learning!

Tutor for - International MBA | BA (Hons) Business Administration