Ishan Dantanarayana

Chief People Officer - Brandix Group

Ishan Dantanarayana has over 22 years of Human Resources and business partnering experience at senior management level. He is currently the Chief People Officer and is also a member of the Corporate Leadership Team of the Brandix Group (Sri Lanka's largest exporter). Prior to Brandix, he was the Senior Director HR / Global Head Training & Dev. and also was Heading the Global HR Processing Centre of Virtusa (NAZDAQ Quote). His prior roles included Country HR Manager DHL Keells and Senior Regional Trainer of DHL (Global Courier Company) as well as HR Head of several prominent multinational Joint Venture companies including a JV with Singapore Telecom. He gained business exposure through his past stints where he overlooked overall country operations.

He has trained members in over 40 countries. He has conducted numerous guest lecturers at prominent local universities as well as at external organizations, also covering the armed forces. Further, he has coached undergraduates of several universities.

He holds an MBA (Australia), Chartered Marketer - MCIM (UK), Post Graduate HR and Marketing qualifications. He is also part qualified in Chartered Accountancy - CIMA (UK). He additionally holds an Executive Leadership Certification equivalent to an MBA from Global U21 consisting of Top 26 Universities in the world. He has also attended several Executive Development Programs in prominent universities overseas. Currently he is reading for his PhD (Malaysia).