The national body for Marketing in Sri Lanka, SLIM, bags yet another great win by securing an award for a ‘company with Great Managers’ and three managers were awarded as ‘Great Managers’ at the prestigious “The Great Manager Awards 2018” held on 12th March at the Kingsbury. Chinthaka Wanasinghe and Mihirinie Fonseka won the title of Best Manager in the category of Driving Results & Execution, while Nanduni Dahanayake obtained the win in the category of Aligning Organisation’s Vision. Hosted by the Colombo Leadership Academy and People Business, “The Great Managers Awards” (GMA) is an initiative taken towards identifying and rewarding organisations with “Great Managers” benchmarking with the industries’ best.
The Awards strives to build a culture that nurtures great managers in Sri Lanka. The competition is based on an analysis of five constructs: Driving Results, Aligning Organization Vision, Enhancing People Performance, Building Team Effectiveness and Sustaining Individual Credibility. The first round of the hunt for great managers consists of managers being evaluated by his or her subordinates and peers in the office. The shortlisted managers then had to face a panel of judges at an interview for the second round. In concluding, the winners of the competition were awarded with honours and rewards at an extravagant award ceremony. Humbly delighted by the achievements of overall SLIM and three managers, Pradeep Edward, President— SLIM stated, “We are extremely proud to have received the ‘Company with Great Managers award’ and the honour brought to SLIM by our three managers. It’s our mandate to recognise the talents and strengths of our employees and facilitate them to perform their best in the tasks provided for them.
Competing with the best managers in the industry, SLIM has yet again bagged another great victory, highlighting its credibility in the Marketing industry.” Further he stated that, “I started my t e nure as the President of SLIM last year, with the theme of “The year of gratitude”. Throughout the year, the entire SLIM staff were recognised and extended gratitude for their esteem service, performances and achievements out of which three managers have won g reat manage r awards. It is a great achievement that SLIM has clinched four prestigious awards during my tenure and I wish my entire SLIM staff the strength to add value to the marketing fraternity through their invaluable contribution to serve the nation.
Congratulating the winners, Sanath Senanayake, CEO – SLIM stated, “I would like to extend my wishes to all my managers at SLIM for their significant service, which proved SLIM as an entity best with great managers and especially I appreciate our managers, Chinthaka Wanasinghe, Nanduni Dahanayake and Mihirinie Fonseka for their victories. Having participated for the Great Managers Awards for the first time, SLIM is humbled yet proud of this great victory. SLIM aims to provide our employees an avenue to identify their strengths and skills, while offering guidance to develop and become the best version of themselves.” With innovation being at the forefront, SLIM takes every opportunity to enhance and further the marketing industry in Sri Lanka.
SLIM as the leading institute for marketing in Sri Lanka is determined to elevate the status of marketing in the country by recognising the best from the best and providing knowledge on the latest developments in the marketing industry. SLIM is the National body for Marketing in Sri Lanka and has been promoting marketing excellence and elevating the status of marketing since 1970. It is a member of the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL), Organisation of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka (OPA), Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) and Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC). Internationally it is affiliated with the Asia Marketing Federation (AMF) as a member of the board of Management.