Ravi Bamunusinghe (Ph.D): A SME Business Adviser/Coach and visiting faculty member of the Postgraduate Institute of Management and University of Sri Jayewardenepura, who has commenced lecturing after three decades of industry exposure in business research and consultancy. He is responsible for having initiatied two business research agencies that cater to local, international, and multinational companies focused on providing strategic direction and brand positioning. He is a founder member of Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) Sri Lanka branch. He was a Past President of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (Social Science), Secretary of the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing and the Founder President of Market Research Society of Sri Lanka. His doctorate from Malaysia University of Science and Technology is dedicated on enabling growth of SMEs, business modeling and entrepreneurship. He holds Master’s degrees from University of Surrey, UK and University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. He was a regular member of the panel of judges for Brand Excellence Awards conducted by Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM). Currently he is engaged in development of SMEs in Sri Lanka as well as in the blueprint committee and the jury of SME Development Awards 2021.
Dr Bamunusinghe greatly values the influence of Professor Lester Charles Massingham and Professor Harwindar Singh in shaping these ideologies.