Dr Nirmal De Silva was recognized as the ‘Outstanding Corporate Trainer of the Year – Leadership & Service (South Asia)’ at the 3rd SOUTH ASIAN BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2019 held recently at the Hilton Hotel in Colombo. T
he Gala Event saw participants from all the South Asian countries with awards presented in more than 16 broad categories. Dr. De Silva was recognized with this award for his passion, dedication and commitment towards training, mentoring and empowering people on a pro-bono basis especially in the rural parts of Sri Lanka.
The rigorous judging process for the awards consisted of 7 independent professionals from across the globe who have direct industry experience, in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art standards, technology, academic research and market trends. The Chairman of this year’s judging panel was Dr. Khyati Shetty Datta, The Head of School of Business & Humanities, Curtin University Australia (Dubai Campus).
The South Asian Business Excellence Awards were introduced to acknowledge and reward the exceptional work and the results gained by the trailblazers of the corporate domain, in the face of an ever-increasing competitive market.
Now in its 3rd edition, the 2019 Business Excellence Awards seek out the leading lights of the business industry, looking for those whose creativity, commitment, experience and strong leadership has helped them achieve success in an increasingly challenging corporate climate.
The purpose of the awards is to recognize and honour the most respected companies and within a variety of industries, whilst rewarding remarkable success in all its forms throughout the South Asian business community.
Dr. De Silva is a visionary business professional with close to two decades of ‘C Level’ experience in Asia Pacific Region where he has provided leadership to a number of Multi National and Fortune 500 companies. Over the last few years his focus has been on the Real Estate Industry and Start-ups.
Dr. De Silva currently serves as the Co-Founder & CEO of Paramount Realty and is serving as the Co-Founder /CEO. He is also the Founder of TYNA Consulting which is a Boutique Consultancy focused on Strategy, Leadership Management and Transformational Interventions particularly for SME’s and Social Enterprises.
In addition Dr. De Silva serves on the board of a number of companies in diverse industries such as agriculture, food & beverage, technology, handicrafts, education, real estate, facilities management, lifestyle services, portfolio management solutions, entertainment and consumer goods. Not only is he a well-respected thought leader, he is also a much sought after Start up Mentor, Impact Investor, Public Speaker and Thought Leader.
He is also an important influencer in shaping up the start -up and social enterprise eco-system in the country. Dr. De Silva is a pioneer member of the revolutionary ‘Ath Pavura’ (the world’s first ever reality TV program) which supports social enterprises through impact investments. Dr. De Silva is also a board member of Lanka Impact Investment Network (LIIN) & the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) in Sri Lanka.
Dr. De Silva serves as a mentor for Faster Capital based in the UAE and the Mentor Capital Network in USA. On an academic front Dr. De Silva is a guest lecturer and doctoral level thesis supervisor for a number of local and international universities. He is also a regular panellist & session chair at various industry & research conferences.