Rohantha Athukorala

Dr. Rohantha Athukorala

Board Director – Hemas Leisure & Aviation Group
Former Chairman – Sri Lanka Tourism, Sri Lanka Export Development Board 

One of Sri Lanka’s respected marketing professional with 17 years experience working for top British multinationals Unilever, ReckittBenckiser and Diverseylever, winning twice the ‘Best Marketer’ by Chartered Institute of Marketing and ‘Business Achiever’ award PIM, University of Sri Jayawardenapura.

Has served the country as Chairman and Board Director Sri Lanka Export Development Board when Exports crossed $10 billion. Then as Chairman Sri Lanka Tourism he restructured the organization for the country to attract 1.8 million visitors whilst the Cabinet appointed Dr Athukorala as the commissioner General for the World Expo 2015. He then went to be the Chairman of the 30 billion rupee retail chain Lanka Sathosa where he turned around the organization.

Dr Rohantha Athukorala has served 3 Presidents of Sri Lanka during his tenure in the public sector and then went on to serve the United Nations( UNOPS) for 5 years where the ‘ Best Project’ was won for Sri Lanka.

He is currently Board Director Hemas Leisure/Aviation Group and many other Private and public sector boards. Academically, he has a double degree in marketing, of MBA and doctorate in business administration. Alumni of Harvard Kennedy, a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International.