Dileep Mudadeniya, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Dileep Mudadeniya possesses over 30 years of experience in travel, tourism, communication, and strategic planning both in public as well as in the private sector. He is the founder of the center for research and sustainability studies. Currently, he is the Head of Brand Marketing –Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts, CEO – Cinnamon Life Mall, Vice President- John KEELS Group, and a board member of national DMO. He also served in the Tourism National Task Force f the prime minister. He was the former Head of Quality Standards,1st Managing Director of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and also the Additional Director General Srilanka Tourist development authority covering the areas of Licensing, Investment Legal and Special Projects and has served the Public Sector of Sri Lanka working extensively in the areas of travel and tourism and mass communication. He also served as the regional director of the Srilanka tourism promotion bureau based in France for north and southern Europe.
Under his stewardship Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau undertook some of the most powerful marketing campaigns seen in Sri Lanka and transmitted overseas via television networks -the Hikkaduwa Beach Festival, the International Indian Film Awards, and the Arugam Bay Surfing Festival to name a few. He is one of the winners on ten young outstanding persons of the year in the public sector.
He is also responsible for introducing international performing events with a view of making Colombo a hub for regional tourists coming to see high end shows making use of the newly built international theatre in Colombo.
Fluent in the French language he holds a Bachelor of Arts of the University of Colombo, an Attorney-at-Law, and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Chartered Marketer Dileep also. holds an MBA in Marketing.