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Dhanesh R. Jayathilaka


Dr. Jayathilaka is a Marketing and Management Consultant/Trainer who managed to groom more than 11,000+ marketing students and top decision makers in the corporate world both locally and internationally.

He was privileged to act in the capacity of consultant to Parliamentary Staff, Caucus, Sectoral Oversight Committees and SDGAP Staff who directly provide services to the Parliament of Sri Lanka by providing required training and insights from 2018 to 2020 through USAID’s Democratic Governance and Accountability Project (“DAI”). He also managed to provide similar consultation to many government institutions and ministries as a part of the same Project.

He has also been a part of the SDFL which is the independent training arm in Ministry of Skill Development and Vocational Training, in the capacity ‘Consultant/Trainer’ for many years.

He is a Member of BNI-USA which is the world’s Largest Relationship Marketing Organization operating in 74 countries and the Founder President of BNI Elite Chapter in Sri Lanka. He currently serves as an ambassador and also Director Consultant to BNI-Sri Lanka.

He followed his Doctoral studies at University of Wales, Trinity Saint David and subsequently received his Doctorate from EIU (European International University) of France.

He holds an MBA from University of Wales and he is a postgraduate Diploma holder from the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing- the National body of Marketing in Sri Lanka which is incorporated by an act of parliament. He is a member of SLIM, CIM- UK, Asia Marketing Federation (MAMF) as well as American Marketing Association.

He held the post of Vice President for council of management at Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing in 2013/15, Secretary- SLIM 2012/13 which acts as the consultative committee for SLIM, & Secretary General of the Asia Marketing Federation Sri Lanka Association (ACSA) 2007-10.

His career spans over 21 years, in diverse but equally competitive industries such as Healthcare, Telecommunication, Education & Information Technology.

He commenced his career by promoting dental products at Unicel Pvt Ltd, and handled products manufactured by well-established European organizations such as Ivoclar Vivadent AG- Liechtenstein and Dentaurum GmbH & Co.-Germany, thereafter joining several Companies in the pharmaceutical/healthcare sphere such as Hemas Healthcare (Pvt) Limited (which is now a part of Hemas Pharmaceuticals) , Chemical Industries Colombo (CIC) (which is one of the largest importers and manufacturers of pharmaceuticals), IPCA Laboratories (which is in the top 5 pharmaceutical Companies in India). Subsequently he joined Ceyoka Pvt Ltd (Former Nawakrama - the pharmaceutical arm of Nawaloka Group of companies) as the Business Development Manager & later he joined a fully owned subsidiary of Sri Lanka Telecom - SLT Digital Services (Private) Limited as its Marketing Manager.

He thereafter Co-Founded Xiteb (Private) Ltd which is a Multi- National Web & Mobile Software solutions provider in 2010 and presently he holds the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

He’s a resource person for many Universities for Curriculum reform and also a guest speaker for many Business and Marketing programmes at Institutions, universities and a trainer/consultant for prestigious companies in Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

He’s also a consultant for Lanka Consulting Group (LCG) and also he was appointed as the Regional Director- Human Behaviour Academy, (HBA) United Kingdom 2015/16.

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