In line with its notable objective of nurturing and empowering a generation of future corporate leaders, Unilever Sri Lanka recently signed an MoU with the Marketing Department of the University of Sri Jayawardenapura. The newly formed synergy will reaffirm Unilever’s commitment to developing a repertoire of skills and competencies among undergraduates across Sri Lanka, and support them to achieve success within a highly competitive corporate world.
Sharing her views on the significance of the occasion, Shaweta Pandey – Director Human Resources & Corporate Relations of Unilever Sri Lanka noted, “We at Unilever Sri Lanka are strongly committed towards nurturing young talent. Through our partnership with the University of Sri Jayawardenapura, we aim to provide a conducive environment which can support young go-getters to pursue their life goals with a strong resolve and confidence. Through the exposure to industry’s best practices and innovation, they will not only enjoy an early start but also will be career-ready by the time they graduate. We believe that the talent, skills and essential competencies garnered throughout the program will no doubt help them to successfully thrive in the corporate world.”
Expressing his views on the newly formed synergy, Prof. Sampath Amaratunge – Vice Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayawardenapura stated, “We are truly elated to partner with the country’s largest FMCG company: Unilever Sri Lanka. Unilever has constantly supported and nurtured the growth of young talent time and again, and I believe this partnership will become a pivotal catalyst to enhance the capacities of our talented students and help them gain the right exposure to become competent and versatile in their future endeavours. We are keenly looking forward to collaborating with Unilever and facilitating a holistic development for our budding future leaders.”
Going beyond the norms of the corporate social responsibility, Unilever has continuously supported young talent across Sri Lanka by maintaining strategic partnerships and synergies with the leading educational institutions. With a mission to empower the nation’s future business leaders, Unilever has also partnered with NSBM University, SLITT, University of Kelaniya as well as AISEC, and has supported hundreds of young individuals to steadfastly pursue their life goals.
Through its many affiliations, Unilever has continued to provide various programs and platforms to train and groom selected undergraduates from affiliated institutions. Enriching their personal and career growth to the greatest extent.
Caption – Standing L-R – Dr. Amila Jayarathne – Head, Department of Marketing Management, University of Sri Jayawardenapura , Dr. Anura Kumara – Dean, Faculty of Management Studies & Commerce, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Prof. Sampath Amaratunge – Vice Chancellor, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Shaweta Pandey – Director Human Resources & Corporate Relations, Unilever Sri Lanka & Imali Jayathilake, Senior Leadership Development Manager & HR Business Partner Marketing, Unilever Sri Lanka.