Asanga Ranasinghe

Asanga Ranasinghe

Sector Managing Director/Group Marketing Director @ Laugfs Holdings

Asanga Ranasinghe is a highly qualified, well experienced professional with a breadth of exposure/ experience and proven leadership success both in Sri Lanka and internationally in the fields of marketing, sales and customer development, supply chain, manufacturing and R&D.

Asanga will be one of the very few leaders in the industry, who has such a wide experience across the value chain of an organisation. He also has the honour of being one of very few in Unilever, who has worked in Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan at senior leadership positions.

Asanga has over 20 years corporate experience at Unilever. Having joined Unilever Sri Lanka as a Management Trainee in 1993. He has held many leadership positions in R&D, Manufacturing and Supply Chain before being expatriated to Hindustan Unilever in India in 2002 as the South Asia Regional Coordinator for Innovation and Supply Chain.

He returned to Sri Lanka in 2004 as the Customer Development Director. Having won many accolades for his pioneering efforts in sales, he then moved to marketing to become the Marketing Director of Unilever Sri Lanka, with the added responsibility of Corporate Communication and Sustainability as well. He has also served as a statutory director of the Unilever Sri Lanka Board.

His last assignment at Unilever was as the Vice President – Marketing at Unilever Pakistan.

When in Sri Lanka, he was a member of the Regional Board of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Sri Lanka Region functioning as the Head of Corporate Integration & Market Interest Groups

Professionally, Asanga is a Chemistry Special Hons graduate from University of Colombo. He also holds an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayawardanepura and also has a Professional Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing (DipM MCIM), The Charted Institute of Marketing, UK. He is a Charted Marketer & Fellow Member of CIM, UK