Sales Development Manager
- How long have you worked at Confex?
I have just completed 3 years with Confex which has helped me to understand the wholesale trade in depth.
- What were you doing before joining
I started my career in a marketing role within the Pharmaceutical industry in Sri Lanka and Maldives and worked there for 8 years, but after coming to UK I have being working in the FMCG sector for the past 10 years. Before joining Confex I was working as a Business Manager at Molson Coors.
- Tell us something different about
your life outside of Confex?
There are only a few things I do outside of Confex! In the Summer I play for the community cricket club in London.
- Who are your role models and why?
Lord Sugar – I like his style of business and the way he worked up from a humble background towards a top class entrepreneur. For the last few years I have been following the Apprentice series on BBC and his presence on the show is always excellent.
- How do you like to spend any spare time you may have?
I like to spend my spare time with my family. At present I am coaching my elder son Anish who is 6 with his cricket, while also helping my Daughter Kene who is 4 on developing her swimming skills. My youngest who is 9 months and demands a lot of time to play with her building blocks.
- What is the most interesting place you have visited and why?
The Maldives. I used to travel to the Maldivian capital Male very often and I found the people there are very much more relaxed and enjoy life.
- Tell us an ambition you have achieved and
one you have yet to fulfil?
Recently I completed the Confex Trans-Pennine charity challenge cycling over 30 miles. In 2015 I would like to participate in the London to Brighton bike ride.
- What do you like about working at Confex?
I like Confex because at Confex any new ideas are generated into action within a short time-frame unlike other companies that I have worked for. I think this is one of the key elements to the success of the business over the past 42 years.