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Prassanna Pathmanathan wins ‘Training Leader of Asia for 2018’ award


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Sri Lanka’s leading Corporate Trainer and Ultimma Training Founder/CEO/Lead Trainer Prassanna Pathmanathan won the ‘Training Leader of Asia for 2018’ award at the Asia’s Training and Development Excellence Awards, organised by the World HRD Congress and held recently at the Le Meridian, Singapore.  

The World HRD Congress is an eminent body which recognises various corporate entities through an awards scheme held annually in the HR-related field.  The Asia’s Training and Development Excellence Awards are offered to the best-performing organisations and individuals in the training and development sphere. This award is granted to an individual or corporate entity based on the following prerogatives: the significant role played in the training and development segment; the ability to envision a goal and see it to completion; while being an exemplary individual who sets the pace for others to follow. The selection criteria for the said award focused on the strategic perspective of the trainer; his track-record in training and development; the effective use of training technology; training effectiveness and innovation; future orientation; integrity, ethics, and thought leadership. 

The fact that Pathmanathan secured this coveted award from among 30 Asian countries and thousands of participants speaks volumes of his prowess. His outstanding achievement has carved an indelible niche in the field of training and development, by placing his motherland and his purpose-driven life in the global sphere. So far, he has trained close to 15,000 corporate participants in over 120 organisations in Sri Lanka, and coached over 75 nationalities through his training company Ultimma Training. Within a short duration, Ultimma Training has earned a reputation as a dynamic force among its varied clientele in the areas of FMCG, banking and finance, insurance, IT, apparel, logistics, automobiles, telecommunications, and manufacturing. 

Further, the award lays claim to Pathmanathan’s and Ultimma’s invaluable contribution to the training sector, locally and internationally. Customised training packages, reaching a vast spectrum of society through trilingual training capabilities, being on par with the modern trends in training, making an impact through a group of highly-acclaimed professional trainers, and incorporating effective and innovative training concepts are the main contributing factors for Ultimma to win this prestigious award. 

“It is a great honour to be awarded as the Training Leader of Asia among the Training and Development sector on a global scale. I, personally, consider this a colossal achievement for myself and my company Ultimma Training in the international arena. Our continuous dedication to tap the potential of our training participants and the aim we have to guide our clients to transform them from mediocre to excellence through our cutting-edge training programs have earned us this award,” stated Pathmanathan.

Ultimma Training caters to corporate needs to enhance and enrich their employees. They serve their clients in training by discovering, developing and delivering innovative training solutions through an exceptionally professional approach. The diverse areas of training include motivation, personal self-mastery, personality development, business etiquette, business communication, presentation skills, management skills development, interpersonal skills, corporate grooming, customer servicing, and selling skills. 

As the Lead Trainer and Founder/CEO, Pathmanathan’s aim is to provide the optimum service to his clients through tailor-made training programs. He is also the recipient of the ‘Most Outstanding Corporate Trainer of South Asia Award’ for 2016 by the South Asian Business Excellence Awards and the ‘Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) of Sri Lanka’ for 2016 under the category Humanitarian and Voluntary Service for his CSR initiative ‘Make it Happen’, Trainer of the Year 2017 at the ‘Best Employer Brands Awards Sri Lanka’ in 2017 and ‘Top 100 Global Leaders in Training and Development Award’ for 2017. 

Pathmanathan and his team at Ultimma prove their mettle through their goal-oriented training and development skills which surpass the rest in the training and development sector. Ultimma’s brand of training provides the participants with the ability to reach the zenith in a personal and professional level. The impression he has made through his pioneering efforts continue to make a universal impact. Pathmanathan can be reached via prassanna@ultimmatraining.com or www.prassanna.net


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