Full Name
Job Title
Board Member
Global Compact Network Sri Lanka
Speaker Bio
Dr Ravi A. FERNANDO is an Alumni of the University of Cambridge having completed a Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership in 2014. He holds a Doctor of Business Administration Degree from the European Business School in 2016. He completed the Advanced Management Program at the INSEAD Business School (France) and is an Executive in Residence since 2010. In April 2020, he created the ‘21st Century Board Leadership Model-MasterClass’© for the Institute of Directors of Luxembourg which is run in Luxembourg and Sri Lanka. He published ‘Strategic Corporate Sustainability 7 Imperatives for Sustainable Business’ in 2015(Partridge) and ‘21st Century Leadership to Fight the Code Red for Business’ in 2023 (Archway Publishing). He is the Chairman/CEO of Global Strategic Corporate Sustainability Pvt.Ltd, which operates in Luxembourg and Sri Lanka. His career with Multinationals spanned 1981-2007 with Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, Smithkline Beecham International covering Africa, Middle East and Asia. He was the first CEO of the Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology 2008-2011 and Operations Director of the Malaysia Blue Ocean Strategy Institute 2011-2016. He was the first UN Global Compact Focal point and in 2007 set up the UNGC Sri Lanka Network, where he leads the Climate Emergency Task Force. He also serves on the Boards of Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company, Aitken Spence Plantations Ltd, UN Global Compact, LOLC Holdings, Ceylon Graphene Technologies Ltd, Ceylon Asset Management. In 2007 “Global Strategy Leadership award” was presented to him by Professor Renee Mauborgne of INSEAD at the World Strategy summit.