The American University of Business and Social Sciences (AUBSS) and The International Association for Quality Assurance in Pre-Tertiary & Higher Education (QAHE) proudly announce the conferral of the esteemed Doctor of Management (Honoris Causa) upon Mr. Manjula Samarakeoon, an exceptional business leader with an outstanding track record of over 30 years in prominent plantation companies in Sri Lanka. Mr. Samarakeoon’s remarkable achievements and unwavering commitment to excellence have earned him this prestigious recognition.


As a results-driven Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Samarakeoon has consistently demonstrated his ability to lead and thrive in dynamic business environments, even amidst turbulence. His strategic prowess has been instrumental in orchestrating innovative and creative management plans, leading to a series of accomplishments that have bolstered profitability and sustainable growth. Throughout his career, he has fostered enduring relationships with key clients and stakeholders, showcasing his credibility and capacity to enhance business prospects through strategic partnerships.


With a leadership journey spanning various key positions, including Chief Executive Officer, General Manager, Deputy General Manager, and Senior Manager, Dr. Samarakeoon has honed his skills in stakeholder management, profit and loss oversight, budgeting, negotiation, effective communication, and team leadership. His leadership style empowers and inspires teams to consistently achieve business objectives, fostering a culture of commitment and productivity.


Dr. Samarakeoon’s academic journey has further enriched his capabilities. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration, along with Master’s degrees in Business Management and Labor Relations & Human Resource Management. His expertise extends to the fields of organizational psychology, human resources management, and labor laws, complemented by a rich array of certifications.


Beyond his professional pursuits, Dr. Samarakeoon actively shares his insights and knowledge as a Council Member at the Institute of Management, Sri Lanka, and an Affiliate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management. He is recognized as a Fellow Member of the National Institute of Plantation Management and the Institute of Management, Sri Lanka.


Renowned for his unique ability to fuse strategic acumen with leadership excellence, Dr. Samarakeoon consistently delivers outstanding results. He excels in driving innovation, facilitating change, and fostering productive relationships, all underpinned by a profound commitment to sustainable growth and unwavering dedication to excellence.


The conferment of the Doctor of Management (Honoris Causa) upon Dr. Manjula Samarakeoon by QAHE and AUBSS is a testament to his exceptional leadership, remarkable achievements, and significant contributions to the business community.