An influential global HR professional

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By 2017-03-21

Uresh Jayasekera who works as Group Head of Human Resources at PLC was recognized amongst '100 most influential global HR professionals' at the World HRD Congress Silver Jubilee celebrations held in Taj Lands' End Hotel, Mumbai, India recently.

At this event several world HR leaders and international companies were recognized for their immense contribution towards human resource development. This year, saw the participation of HR Leaders from 133 countries. .

Speaking about the recognition received he pointed out, "I am honoured to receive this prestigious award. This recognition is a testimony of my professional contribution towards human resource development and this is my second international achievement.
Uresh Jayaskara is an HR professional who has contributed to both organizational and people development in the last 17 years in the manufacturing, hospitality, insurance and, banking & finance sectors.

He joined PLC in 2007 and spearheaded the PLC Group HR initiatives to drive the company from strength to strength. He led PLC to win the SLITAD People's Development Gold and Silver awards in 2014 and 2015.

Under his leadership PLC won Asia Best Employer Brand Award - 2016 at the annual award ceremony held in Singapore and was also able to secure National HR Excellence-2016 Silver award.

Further, in year 2016 with his leadership People's Leasing & Finance PLC won Sri Lankan Best Employer Brand award.

He has always managed to keep up the momentum of continues learning and as a result, he was the sole Sri Lankan winner of the scholarship in 2014, for the leadership development programme under the overseas Human Resource and industry Development Association (HIDA), Osaca, Japan.

An alumnus of the University of Kelaniya where he read first degree in Bio Science (Hons), Uresh Jayaskara obtained his Diploma in Management from the Open University followed by the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management from the University of Colombo and later Master's Degree (MBA) specializing in Human Resource Management from University of Colombo.




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