Thamari Senanayake wins Career Achievement Award


Thamari Senanayake, Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs (CRA) at Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka receiving the award from Shanthini Kongahage - Central Provincial Council Member.

Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs (CRA) at Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka, Thamari Senanayake has set a striking example of how to integrate conscience and career in her 23 years in the industry. These efforts have now been recognised at a national level with a Career Achievement Award for Corporate Affairs at the "Top 50 Professional & Career Women Awards – Ninth Edition" Sri Lanka & Maldives.

Commenting on her achievement, Thamari said, "I’m incredibly honoured to receive this award. I have always had a passion to articulate, to analyse, and express myself. Using this passion to work with people and inspire them to drive good governance has always been a priority for me."

A lawyer by training, Thamari has been at the forefront of change throughout her career, working to harmonize standards to international benchmarks and helping to modernize regulatory frameworks on behalf of the authorities.

After an apprenticeship at the Attorney General’s department, she began her career at the legal department of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka where she discovered her desire to make a difference in the ever-evolving regulatory field.

"Gaining exposure to complex issues, policies and regulations in both public and corporate sectors has been essential in developing my career. I’ve always taken opportunities to grow and learn – and I never say no to a challenge. In fact, that is what inspired me to join the corporate world."

Thamari joined Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka in 2014 and was appointed as the company’s Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs earlier this year. As an Associate Director, she now sits on the top leadership team of the Sri Lankan business.

At Fonterra, empowering professional and personal growth is a company priority. Since joining Fonterra, Thamari has been encouraged to expand her scope into a multitude of projects that drew on her strong leadership capabilities.

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