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SLT Head of HR wins Top 50 Professional & Career Women Gold Award for Leadership Excellence


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Indrani Hissalle, Chief Human Resources Officer of Sri Lanka Telecom PLC, was laurelled with the Top 50 Professional & Career Women Gold Award 2017 for Leadership Excellence in Human Resources in Colombo recently.

6Chief Human Resources Officer of Sri Lanka Telecom Plc Indrani Hissalle receiving the awards from Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan at the award ceremony

The awards highlight and honour women in the national and regional economy and celebrate their achievements, experience and creativity in leading the institutions, professions and businesses in an efficient and effective manner. 

The awards ceremony was held on 14 July at Taj Samudra Hotel Colombo and organised by Women in Management (WIM) in partnership with International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group.

Hissalle is an exceptional management professional with over 20 years of experience including managing Human Resource for the last 10 years. She is a member of the Association of HR Professionals (MHRP), SL and works towards the betterment of the corporate business and established efficiency, productivity and sound management during second year as CHRO of SLT.

She has extensive expertise in Regional Operations, Project Management, Training, Contact Centre business including HR management. She has been engaged with employee relationship activities by heading disciplinary committees, Governance Board and Company Dress Code Committee for last six years. 

Hissalle is a reputed speaker at the International Quality and Productivity Centre (IQPC) and a visiting lecturer of University of Peradeniya. She is a member of the Industrial Advisory Committee of Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya.  She is reading for her PhD at the University of Peradeniya.

She joined SLT in 1993 and holds a BSc in Electronic abd Electrical Engineering and MSc in Telecommunications Engineering from University of Peradeniya. She is a Fellow of The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka and a Past President of IESL Provincial Centre. In addition, she is a Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, IEEE (USA) and currently holds the position of Secretary of Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (Sri Lankan Chapter). 

Hissalle is a life member of JASTECA – Japan, where she had intensive training on solving human and organisational problems.


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