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Dr. Upali Mahanama

Dr. Upali Mahanama

Sri Lanka



Dr. Upali Mahanama is a Senior Associate of Nutshell Forum, Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh. Dr. Mahanama is a popular, highly respected coach and trainer and has trained hundreds of Executive Secretaries and PAs around the world.

In 2005, he was conferred a Doctorate in Business Management by Phoenix International University and a Fellowship by the Society for Business Practitioners U.K. He also holds the Membership of the New Zealand Institute of Management.

He started his life as a Sales Representative at Unilever Sri Lanka and held various distinguish positions in his colorful working career from Senior Brand Manager to Director & General Manager of different multinationals. He has functioned as Marketing Consultant, to over 40 leading organizations in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Australia and Singapore.

In 1998, he was approved by the United Nations as a Consultant Trainer; to train UNHCR personnel in selected countries in Asia.

He has an excellent track record with Junior Chamber International USA, popularly known as Jaycees. Dr. Mahanama has visited over 40 countries and conducted Training Seminars on marketing and sales in over 20 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia & the Middle East. He is the proud father of Devaka - a past professional Cricketer in Australia and Roshan Mahanama - former Sri Lanka Cricket Captain and current ICC Elite Panel Match Referee.