Stuart Chapman and Rohan Fernando receive Lifetime Marketer’s Achievement Award from AIMG

The Association of International Marketing Graduates in Sri Lanka (AIMG SL) recently honoured two
marketing stalwarts with the ‘Lifetime Marketer’s Achievement Award’ at a ceremony held on 6 th
December 2022 at Cinnamon Grand Colombo.
The Lifetime Marketer’s Achievement Award recognises the outstanding contribution and recognition key
marketing individuals have brought to Sri Lanka’s Marketing Industry. Honouring Non-Executive Director
of HNB Assurance, United Motors, and Hemas Pharmaceuticals – Stuart Chapman and Managing
Director, Aitken Spence Plantations Management PLC and Elpitiya Plantations PLC – Rohan Fernando.
Chapman is a Marketing Professional with over 40 years of experience in Businesses Leadership and
Strategic Development. Chapman began from humble beginnings to now head local and multinational
organisations across diverse industries including Healthcare, FMCG, Consumer Durables, Insurance,
Banking and Telecommunications. As a founding member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
Sri Lanka Branch, Chapman also later served as the President of the CIM Sri Lanka Region, as well as
the President of the Sri Lanka Chamber of the Pharmaceutical Industry of the Ceylon Chamber of
Commerce. Known as a Mentor, Lecturer, Keynote Speaker and above all a strong advocate of the value
of Marketing Professionals in the Boardroom, Chapman has served as Director Life – Ceylinco Insurance,
Marketing Director – Reckitt Benckiser, Managing Director – Hemas Pharmaceuticals, Managing Director –
LOLC, Managing Director – GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, Managing Director – Janashakthi
Insurance, Senior Brand Manager – Unilever and Marketing Manager – Celltell.
Fernando has sat at the helm of Aitken Spence Plantations as the MD since 1997 and has played an
integral role in strategically navigating the success and growth of Plantation segments, as well as that of
Group covering Sustainability and branding. Currently the President of the Palm Oil Industry Association
of Sri Lanka, Fernando has previously held positions such as Chairman – United Nations Global Compact
Network, Sri Lanka, and President – Chartered Institute of Marketing Sri Lanka Region.
The Lifetime Marketer’s Achievement Award was previously presented to Mr. Eardley Perera – an
alumnus of Holy Cross College Kalutara; a senior member (Honorary Fellow) and graduate of The
Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK, with over 45 years of experience in Management across UK,
Sweden, South Korea, India, Philippines and Singapore.
The Association of International Marketing Graduates in Sri Lanka (AIMG SL) was established in July
2020 by veterans of the marketing industry boasting over 3 decades of expertise and experience, with its
main focus to create a dynamic and professional association with international marketing qualifications,
connecting young and senior members to create a platform for knowledge sharing via workshops,
programmes and various other activities. Its objective remains to aid Sri Lanka-based marketers to stay at
the forefront of their professions and the market.

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