About Nimal

Nimal Gunewardena heads a leading advertising, PR and IMC enterprise in Sri Lanka that he set up in 1993 following wide experience in marketing and advertising. The agency is affiliated with Bates Asia, 141 Worldwide, Burson-Marsteller and Mediaedge:cia. He acts as leader, entrepreneur and strategist in the agency’s business. A Chartered Marketer and Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Marketing, with over 30 years of experience in marketing and communication, he holds professional memberships also with The Chartered Institute of Public Relations, American Marketing Association and the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing, where he was a Past President. Nimal is a well regarded lecturer in advertising, marketing and public relations and also a jazz & blues pianist & composer.

Nimal Gunewardena’s Experience

  • Chairman & CEO

    Bates Strategic Alliance

    (Marketing and Advertising industry)

    1993 — Present (15 years)

  • CEO, Sri Lanka Office


    (Public Company; 10,001 or more employees; WPP; Marketing and Advertising industry)

    1990 — 1993 (3 years)

  • Marketing Director Sri Lanka

    Reckitt & Colman

    (Public Company; 10,001 or more employees; Consumer Goods industry)

    1981 — 1990 (9 years)

  • Regional Director Asia-Pacific

    AFS Intercultural Programs

    (Non-Profit; 501-1000 employees; Non-Profit Organization Management industry)

    1979 — 1981 (2 years)