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Sustainability Mindset for the 21st Century | Ravi Fernando

March 8, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm EST

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Sustainability Mindset
for the 21st Century

Dr. Ravi Fernando
Chairman & CEO, Global Strategic Corporate Sustainability

Dr. Ravi Fernando is the Chairman/CEO of Global Strategic Corporate Sustainability Pvt.Ltd, which operates in Luxembourg, Ireland, United Kingdom, Vietnam, China and Sri Lanka. His career with multi-nationals spanned 1981-2007 with Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, Smithkline Beecham International covering Africa, Middle East and Asia in CEO/Business Development positions. He was the first CEO of the Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology 2008-2011 and Operations Director of the Malaysia Blue Ocean Strategy Institute 2011-2016. He was the UN Global Compact Focal point 2007-2011 and set up the UNGC Sri Lanka Network. He serves on the Sri Lanka Sustainable Development Council since February 2021. He serves on the Boards of MNC’s LOLC Holdings, Ceylon Graphene Technologies Ltd, Aitken Spence Plantations, Habitat for Humanity, UN Global Compact Sri Lanka, Ceylon Asset Management and Global Strategic Corporate Sustainability Pvt.Ltd. In September 2007 he won “Global Strategy Leadership award”, presented to him by Professor Renee Mauborgne of INSEAD at the World Strategy summit in Mumbai. In February 2020, he won the ‘World CSR Leadership award’.

Dr Ravi Fernando is an Alumni of the University of Cambridge having completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business in 2008 and a Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership in 2014. He holds a Doctor of Business Administration Degree from the European Business School in Switzerland 2016. At the INSEAD Business School (France) he completed both a Diploma in International Management and the Advanced Management Program. He is an Executive in Residence at the INSEAD Business School from 2010 to 2021. He has an MBA from the University of Colombo and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). In 2017, he created the ‘ILA Future Directors’ program for the Institute of Directors of Luxembourg, which set the foundation for the INSEAD Aspiring Director Program in 2018. In April 2020, he created the ‘21st Century Board Leadership Model-MasterClass’ for the Institute of Directors of Luxembourg and Global Strategic Corporate Sustainability Pvt.Ltd. In July 2021 he commenced teaching in the INSEAD ‘Advanced Strategy for Directors’ Program.


March 8, 2022
9:00 am - 10:00 pm EST
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