Dr Nirmal De Silva was recognized with the ‘Business Leadership Award’ at the Sri Lanka HR Leadership & Employer Branding Awards 2019 hosted by CHRO Asia & the World Federation of HR Professionals held on the 17 th of July at the Taj Samudra Hotel in Colombo.
Dr. De Silva was recognized with this award for his passion, dedication and commitment towards mentoring and empowering women & youth especially in the rural parts of the country.
Dr. De Silva is a visionary business professional with close to two decades of ‘C Level’ experience in Asia Pacific Region where he has provided leadership to a number of Multi National and Fortune 500 companies. Over the last few years his focus has been on the Real Estate Industry and Start-ups.
Dr. De Silva currently serves as the Co-Founder & CEO of Paramount Realty and is serving as the Co-Founder /CEO. He is also the Founder of TYNA Consulting which is a Boutique Consultancy focused on Strategy, Leadership Management & Transformational Interventions particularly for SME’s and Social Enterprises.
In addition Dr. De Silva serves on the board of a number of companies in diverse industries such as agriculture, food & beverage, technology, handicrafts, education, real
estate, facilities management, lifestyle services and consumer goods. Not only is he a well-respected thought leader, he is also a much sought after Start up Mentor, Impact Investor & Public Speaker.
He is also an important influencer in shaping up the start -up and social enterprise eco-system in the country. Dr. De Silva is a pioneer member of the revolutionary ‘Ath Pavura’ (the world’s first ever reality TV program) which supports social enterprises through impact investments.
In 2015, Dr. De Silva was recognized by the Government of Australia and was honoured with the Australian Alumni Excellence Award for Business Leadership. He also serves as the Chairman of the Independent Panel of Judges of the Prestigious PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards which is the region’s largest awards platform that recognizes world class real estate.