Lasith Tharaka Ranwala

Tharaka is a Deputy General Manager of Sampath Bank PLC responsible for overseeing the areas of Marketing , Deposit Management, Development Banking, Credit Cards and Business development. Tharaka is also the Overall Pillar Head for the CSR activities of the Bank. He has over 15 yrs experience in the Banking Industry in roles of increasing responsibility in Marketing & Retail Banking. During this period he had stints in Brand Management, Corporate communications, Market Development, CSR, Consumer & Retail Banking and International Marketing.
He possess a postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (CIM – UK) and is a Chartered Marketer. He is a Fellow Member of CIM (UK) and a member of SLIM. He is also a Certified Professional Marketer (CPM) of the Asia Pacific Marketing Federation. He has won numerous awards both locally and Internationally which includes the "Brand Leadership Award in 2006" and the `Marketing Professional of the year in 2014’ at the CMO ASIA Global Brand Excellence Awards.
Tharaka is the Vice President of the International Advertising Association (IAA) Sri Lanka.