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Prasad Udugampola

Chief Human Resources Officer
Siyapatha Finance PLC

Prasad is a seasoned Senior HR professional with over 20 years of comprehensive expertise in Human Capital Management and General Administration. His journey commenced as a management trainee within a prominent apparel manufacturing company, where he swiftly ascended through various pivotal roles encompassing production, operations, and HR Management. Throughout his career, Prasad has contributed significantly to esteemed organizations such as JJ Mills, Brandix, and MAS Holdings honing his skills and garnering extensive industry knowledge.

Notably, Prasad's tenure at CEAT as a Senior Group HR and Admin Manager was marked by exemplary performance, earning him the prestigious Top Gear Award from RPG Group. Currently, Prasad serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer at Siyapatha Finance PLC, the largest subsidiary of the esteemed Sampath Bank Group. In this capacity, he oversees both local and overseas HR responsibilities, demonstrating his proficiency in managing multifaceted HR operations on a global scale.

Prasad's qualifications are a testament to his dedication to professional development. He holds an MBA from the Asian College of Management, MBA in HRM from the Open University of Sri Lanka, complemented by a BSc. in Business Administration (Special) from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Furthermore, he has augmented his academic foundation with diplomas in HRM from the London Business School and Management from the Open University. Currently, Prasad is pursuing an LLB from the Open University of Sri Lanka, showcasing his commitment to staying abreast of contemporary HR practices and theories.

As a certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 Management Systems, Prasad exemplifies his proficiency in ensuring organizational compliance and operational excellence. Additionally, his certification as a coach by the International Coach Federation underscores his adeptness in fostering professional growth and development within his teams.

Prasad is an active member of esteemed professional bodies such as the Institute of Personnel Management (IPM) and the Human Resources Professionals (HRP). He further extends his influence within the HR community as the Chairman of the Finance House Association (FHA) of the HR Forum, representing finance companies across Sri Lanka.

Beyond his corporate endeavors, Prasad is deeply committed to nurturing future HR talent. He dedicates his time as a visiting lecturer and freelance HR trainer for numerous government and private sector institutions, imparting his wealth of knowledge and experience to aspiring HR professionals