Richard Pieris Companies’ Marketing Head, Minodh de Sylva was listed amongst the ‘100 Most Influential Marketing Leaders of 2015’ in South Asia at the Marketing Congress held in Mumbai,India by the CMO Council Asia.
He was amongst 15 other eminent Sri Lankan marketers from leading corporates who were also recognized at this forum in India.
The listing which is done annually is a result of an extensive research process and a selection made by an international jury comprising of top business professionals & educators of leading institutes globally. An individual’s marketing competencies, strategic perspective & a proven track record of brand development are reviewed.
De Sylva has also been a recipient of the “Marketing Professional of the Year” award by CMO Asia in Singapore and was awarded for “Excellence in Marketing and Brand Leadership” at the Golden Globe Tigers Awards and Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia selected amongst many other senior marketing professionals from 24 countries in Europe, Asia, Australasia and the Middle East.
His career as a retail marketing specialist has spanned for 13 years, with more than 8 years in senior management across many challenging industries from FMCG, insurance, healthcare, banking, finance and the retail sectors.
Having had the privilege of holding many management& senior management titles at a very early age in his marketing career, he holds the prestige of becoming one of the youngest ‘Chartered Marketers’ in the country at the age of 26 having attained the Chartered status from CIM (UK) in 2007.