Surani Amerasinghe

Surani Amerasinghe

Head of Human Resources,
Lion Brewery (Ceylon) PLC.

She is a hotelier by profession having obtained her Hotel School Diploma from Hotel consult Cesar Ritz in Switzerland and MBA from the American City College.

Before joining Lion, Surani was Group Head of HR at Hayleys PLC and prior to that, Senior HR Business Partner for British American Tobacco in London overlooking HR and Talent for the Legal and Corporate & Regulatory Affairs functions globally.

In addition to her experience in the UK, Surani has hands on experience overlooking human resources across nine markets in Asia, including China, India, Bangladesh, Singapore & Malaysia during her tenure as Director Human Resources, Merchant Solutions, a joint venture between Standard Chartered Bank and First Data International.

She has also headed Operations in the Hotel industry, holding the position of Director Operations at Hilton Colombo Residence.

As  a guest speaker, Surani was a Keynote Speaker at the International Women Leaders’ Summit in Karachi, Pakistan in 2016 and a Panelist at the World HRD Congress in Mumbai, India earlier this year.