Thrimawithana, Mark

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Master of Business Administration (Marketing)

Graduation year:


Current Position:

Senior Manager Marketing


Softlogic Finance PLC

What are some of your career highlights?

I have been in the Banking and Marketing field for the last 20 years. Brand Management, Service Marketing, Product Development, Retail banking, and training and development is some of my experience.

Leaving my first job after working for over 15 years was the biggest risk I took which rewarded me for life.

For the last few years I have been able to experience some of the best experiences in life.  I was able to work as a Marketing Consultant at a Multinational IT company and I was the Head of Marketing at a medium size bank.

I believe the Master of Business Administration at University of Ballarat modified me and molded me with a 360% turn to face challenges which paved way for my success

Describe the most enjoyable and challenging aspects of your job:

The most enjoyable time is when I see the results of a program implemented and reaching the expectations. Implementing a scheme for the first time in Sri Lanka was something that I really enjoyed

The biggest challenge I have faced so far is working with people

What are your strongest memories while you were studying at Federation University Australia?

  • Meeting some fantastic people
  • Team work
  • The extra knowledge that we received

Do you have any advice about life after study to pass on to current students?

Life is short. Every minute is something that you will never have back.

Love the life that you live, love the others as well as you expect.

Respect the education and share humbly where you will receive credit at the right time.

Have some of the good fellows around.  They will be better than diamonds when you need someone so badly.