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Board of Management

Mr. AJ Farshath

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Farshath is a highly accomplished professional in the field of education with over 13 years of experience. Currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer for the British Institute of Management and Technology, he has established himself as a visionary leader with a passion for excellence. In addition to his role at the British Institute of Management and Technology, Mr. Farshath is also the Regional Director for the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) UK in Sri Lanka. His expertise in finance and accounting has made him a valuable asset to the organization.

Mr. Farshath's educational background is equally impressive. He holds a Master of Law (LLM) degree from Cardiff Metropolitan University in the UK, as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Management. These qualifications have equipped him with a deep understanding of the legal and management aspects of the business world. Membership in prestigious professional bodies further showcases Mr. Farshath's commitment to continuous learning and professional development. He is a member of the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) in the UK and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) in Australia. These affiliations reflect his dedication to maintaining high standards in his field.

Notably, Mr. Farshath's passion for teaching has earned him a reputation as a smart and highly effective lecturer. He is frequently invited by leading schools in Colombo to teach advanced subjects, a testament to his expertise and ability to inspire students. An innovative and knowledgeable professional, Mr. Farshath has consistently delivered outstanding results throughout his career. His leadership skills, combined with his expertise in education and finance, make him a valuable asset in the industry. As he continues to contribute to the field, his commitment to excellence and dedication to his students and colleagues are sure to lead to even greater achievements.

Dr. Chethana Dabare

Head of Academic Affairs

Dr. Chethana Dabare is a highly qualified and experienced professional with a diverse background in academia and business management. With a PhD in Business Management with a specialization in Marketing from the esteemed University of Sri Jayewardenepura, she has gained in-depth knowledge and expertise in the field. Dr. Chethana’s educational journey began with a Master's degree in Business Management in Marketing (MBM) from the University of Kelaniya. She excelled in her studies and received a Bachelor's degree in Management Marketing (B. B. Mgt) with First Class Honors from the same university.

In addition to her marketing qualifications, Dr. Chethana also holds a Chartered Accountancy from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL). This qualification has laid a solid foundation of understanding and skills in accounting, auditing, taxation, and general management. Further enhancing her professional skills through continuous learning, Dr. Chethana has obtained a Certificate in Business and Finance from the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka (IBSL) and a Chartered Human Resource Management certification from the Institute of Personnel Management Sri Lanka (CIPM). These certifications have broadened her knowledge and skills in finance and human resource management, making her a well-rounded professional.

Dr. Chethana’s career in academia has spanned over a decade, during which she has served as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. In this role, she has been responsible for lecturing, research supervision, and career guidance for students. Additionally, she has served as a higher education quality assurance officer, ensuring that the highest standards of education are maintained in the industry. With her extensive education and experience. She has conducted research, published articles, and presented at conferences, contributing valuable insights in her field of expertise. Dr. Chethana’s passion for academia and her commitment to excellence in education are evident in her achievements and contributions.

Mr Kosala Namal Bandara

Head of Marketing and Business Development

Mr. Kosala Namal Bandara is a highly skilled and experienced marketing professional with a proven track record in driving successful marketing strategies and campaigns. With a keen eye for market trends and consumer behavior, Kosala possesses a deep understanding of the dynamic landscape of the marketing industry.

Experience: Sarah has over 20 years of experience in marketing management. He has held various senior positions in reputable organizations, where she successfully led cross-functional teams and delivered exceptional results. Throughout her career, Sarah has effectively managed marketing budgets, optimized resources, and consistently achieved or exceeded set targets. He is adept at formulating comprehensive marketing strategies aligned with business goals. She has a strong ability to analyze market conditions, identify opportunities, and develop innovative marketing plans to maximize brand exposure and reach the target audience. He understands the impor- tance of brand consistency and has successfully managed and enhanced the brand reputation for multiple organizations. She has a clear understanding of brand positioning, messaging, and creative development to deliver a compelling brand experience.

He possesses a thorough understanding of digital marketing channels, including social media, SEO, content marketing, and email campaigns. She has a proven ability to leverage digital plat- forms to increase brand visibility, generate leads, and drive customer engagement. He is an effective leader who excels at building and motivating high-performing marketing teams. He fosters a collaborative environment, encourages creativity, and empowers team members to achieve their full potential.

He is skilled at interpreting marketing analytics and using data-driven insights to optimize marketing campaigns and make informed decisions. He leverages various tools and techniques to measure success, track performance, and identify areas for improvement. He is a results- driven marketing manager with a passion for innovation and a strong commitment to achieving business objectives. Her strategic thinking, leadership abilities, and extensive marketing expertise make her a valuable asset to any organization.

Azir Ismail

Human Resource Manager

Mr. Azir is a highly accomplished professional with a diverse range of qualifications and extensive experience in the field of accounting and management. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Lincoln University Malaysia. In addition to his academic achievement, Mr. Azir has also obtained several professional qualifications that demonstrate his dedication and expertise in the field. He is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians Sri Lanka, which showcases his knowledge and skill as an accounting technician. He is also an associate member of the Institute of Financial Accountants (AFA — UK) and the Institute of Public Accountants (AIPA - AUS), which further highlight his commitment to excellence in financial accounting and management.

Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (ACMA — SL), where he honed his skills in management accounting and gained valuable insights into strategic financial planning. This qualification further solidifies his credentials as a competent and knowledgeable professional in the area of accounting and management. Furthermore, Mr. Azir has obtained the prestigious qualification Certified Business Accountant (CBA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka for his exceptional abilities and expertise in business management and accounting.

With over 10 years of international and local experience in the field of accounting and management, Mr. Azir brings a wealth of practical knowledge and skills to his work. He has successfully managed and implemented financial systems and management strategies for various organizations, ensuring their financial health and organizational growth. Mr. Azir's dedication, expertise, and extensive qualifications make him a highly sought-after professional in the field of accounting and management. His commitment to excellence and continuous professional development sets him apart and ensures that he is always up-to-date with the latest industry trends and practices.

Ms. Wathsala Chathurangi

Head of Finance

Ms. Wathsala joined as the Financial Manager in December 2023. She is a highly accomplished and results-driven individual with a strong academic background and extensive professional experience in finance and accounting spanning over Six Years. She has worked in leading companies across various sectors such as Finance, Engineering, and Education. Currently, Ms. Wathsala holds the position of Head of Finance Operations at BIMT Campus. She brings a unique blend of theoretical knowledge and practical expertise to the financial landscape. As the Finance Manager, her responsibilities include overseeing the implementation and maintenance of financial systems, software, and processes to streamline financial operations and improve efficiency. She diligently monitors and manages cash flow to ensure the availability of funds for daily operations, payments, and capital projects. Ms. Wathsala also conducts financial analysis to evaluate the institution’s financial performance, identifies trends, and provides recommendations for improvement. Moreover, she establishes and maintains strong internal controls to safeguard the institution’s financial assets and ensures compliance with financial regulations, accounting standards, and institutional policies.

As a strategic planner, Ms. Wathsala develops and implements financial plans and budgets for the institution, including forecasting revenue and allocating funds to various departments. Throughout her career journey, Ms. Wathsala has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and a keen eye for detail, allowing her to easily navigate complex financial landscapes. Her expertise has been instrumental in optimizing financial operations, improving efficiency, and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards. Under her guidance, companies have experienced significant growth and financial stability.

Driven by a passion for continuous learning and personal growth, Ms. Wathsala expanded her education with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) specializing in Accounting and Finance at the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT). Additionally, she is currently pursuing the strategic level of Certified Management Accountant (CMA). These advanced qualifications have further sharpened her analytical and strategic skills, enabling her to make well-informed decisions in finance and contribute significantly to her employers’ success. Ms. Wathsala’s commitment to professional excellence is evident in her various memberships in international and local accounting bodies. She holds valid memberships from the IFA (UK) andIPA (AUS), showcasing her global recognition and competence in the field of finance. Additionally, she has been awarded the Certified Accounting and Business Manager (CABM) designation from CMA.

Ms. Wathsala is also a Passed Finalist of AAT, representing her dedication to adhering to the highest standards of professional ethics within the accounting profession”.