Seated from left: Shiranthi Theverapperuma (Treasurer), Dinesh Hamangoda (Immediate Past President), Jayalal Hewawasam (President), Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri (Director PIM & Patron PIMA), Dr. Samantha Ratnayake (Faculty Coordinator), Denzil Perera (Vice President), and Shermi Fernando (Secretary). Standing from left: Janaka Nonis, Nilam Hallaldeen, Dishan Shaminda, Lalinda Ariyaratne, Ramesh Dasanayake, Naveendra Rajapakshe, Chandana Ekanayake, D. Viruli De Silva, Thimira Manamendra, Nilufa Nizam, and Indiaka Premathunga
The 18th AGM of PIM Alumni Association of the Postgraduate Institute of Management was held recently. The leadership of the Alumni Association changed hands from Dinesh Hamangoda to Jayalal Hewawasam for the year 2019/20. Hewawasam who received his Master’s Degree in 2009 from PIM, holds an MBA from PIM as well, and is a Fellow member (FCII) of the Chartered Insurance Institute (UK) and Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). Hewawasam is also a council member of the Association of the Chartered Insurance Professionals (ACIP) of Sri Lanka. He is a Chartered Marketer and Chartered Insurer and has diverse business experience, having worked at Caltex Lubricants Lanka Ltd., Sri Lanka Insurance Ltd., AIG Insurance and Union Assurance Insurance PLC for over 22 years. Currently, he is the Managing Director of Assetline Insurance Brokers Ltd.
The newly-elected President Hewawasam, elaborating on his vision for PIMA as ‘best in networking & quality of delivery’ said that he would leverage the Alumni association’s engagement with its members, universities and other professional bodies, corporates and the public in general to deliver best in class intellectual programs and workshops. Recognising PIM Alumni contributions to the Management fraternity in Sri Lanka, Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd. has come forward to be the strategic partner for PIM Alumni for the year 2019/20. The PIM Alumni Association of Postgraduate Institute of Management is the most prestigious and active body, with a membership base of around 3000 who represent diverse fields of expertise, achievement and disciplines and specialties. PIMA organises events of national importance, bringing together academia, corporates, expatriates and the public sector. The PIM Alumni association has become a vibrant entity in Sri Lanka, seeking to develop nation’s thought leaders and transform socio-economic system, with an aim to generate more opportunities for its members and countrymen.