Thesara Jayawardane (24 April 1977 ) is a Lecturer of the Department of Management of Technology with a joint Engineering degree from the University of Auckland and the University of Waikato, New Zealand specialising in Materials and Process Engineering
She obtained a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of London and she also obtained a Master of Arts from University of Kelaniya.
She was awarded the Best Overall student-Worldwide from the Chartered Institute of Marketing United Kingdom when completing the Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing. She is a Chartered Marketer and a Member of Chartered Institute of Marketing, Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing and American Marketing Association.
She is a New Zealand Qualification Authority qualified Counsellor.
She started her career as an Engineer in New Zealand, working at Cabletalk Astute Ltd (NZ). She worked at Water Care Services Ltd (NZ) and Baxter International Ltd (NZ) as an Engineer and then changed her career path into Marketing and worked at Aldous Ltd (NZ) as their marketing Manager.
She moved to Sri Lanka in 2011 and started to work as the Head of Marketing and Client Management at PT Seram Asia PTE Ltd and later worked as the Brand Manager at LankaClear Pvt Ltd and General Manager-Marketing for Mac Trading Pvt Ltd. Simultaneously from 2011, she started conducting visiting lectures at various State and private Universities lecturing Undergraduate and MBA degree programmes.
With her decade of experience in many fields and organisations, she has a blend of both Corporate and Academic sector perspectives to offer during her knowledge sharing with the students.