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about ranjan

Dr. Ranjan De Silva is an experienced Organisational and Leadership Development Catalyst and Success Coach, helping CEO's and Senior Leaders create more aligned, passionate and emotionally engaged teams to deliver spectacular results.


Ranjan was awarded the Hult Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Organisational Change for his thesis on 'Purposeful Living - An Inquiry into the Life of a Leadership Development Practitioner'. He also holds an MBA from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka, and is a world price winner of the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK. 


He has an ideal mix of practical and theoretical grounding which makes his input value-adding to the clients. His practical experience comes from 32 years of corporate experience, from his time as Director of the food business of John Keells Holdings a leading Asian conglomerate, and subsequently for various clients over the last 15 years. 


On two secondment assignments, he led the team at Rahimafrooz Superstores Ltd. as CEO from July 2009 to July 2012 where he led a spectacular turnaround and he also led the team of 1700+ at Apollo Hospital Dhaka as Director of Strategy Execution from November 2012 to January 2014 taking the hospital through one of the most volatile times the country has gone through. He currently works as Director of Organisational Development at Unisnacks Europe Limited.


Ranjan is the author of two books, 'Mind Programming for Sales Success' and 'A Better Way to Sell'. He presented a paper at the Bangalore HR summit on the 17 of December 2011 and his paper received the 2nd runner-up award out of 22 papers presented.


He has provided consultancy and training for people at all levels of organisations in over 20 countries.


He has also networked with management gurus of the calibre of Tom Peters, Edward De Bono, Jack Trout, Ron Kaufman, and Robert Holden, all of whom have spoken at various events he and his team organised.

Ranjan De Silva


The Many Roles of Ranjan

Ranjan endeavours to balance his time between family, providing his services, professional contribution through the Chartered Institute of Marketing and Social contribution through Rotary International and the Rotary Foundation.

FCIM, Chartered Marketer,

Past Chairman,

​​​​​​​​​The Chartered Institute of Marketing​​​​​

Sri Lanka Branch

Paul Harris Fellow

Past President,

Rotary Club of Colombo Reconnections

RI District 3220 – Sri Lanka

past roles

Director [1992 – 1998]

Marketing Manager [1988 – 1991]

Keells Food Products Ltd

& Jaykay Marketing Service Ltd

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

July 2009 - August 2012 

Rahimafrooz Superstores Limited

[Operator of Agora Supermarkets in Bangladesh]

Chief Executive, Director Strategy Execution

September 2012- January 2014

Apollo Hospital Bangladesh

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