A human talent builder with a proven track record, Suranjith Godagama has been helping organizations achieve and improve their revenue goals over the past 20 years. Starting his career as a sales rep, Suranjith worked for MNCs like Coca Cola & Nestle. After that, he went on to work for Ceylinco Life, Eagle Insurance (AIA), and Union Assurance, which marked the start of his insurance career and also saw him gradually rising through the ranks to senior management positions. A simple and practical marketing strategist, Suranjith has been helping organizations and their sales teams to execute their sales process much better. As the Chief learning officer at SG life International, Suranjith works with leading organizations improving critical aspects of their learning and development strategies, capacity building of salespeople and leaders, training the trainers and developing digital learning solutions. During his tenure at Union Assurance PLC, Suranjith was instrumental in winning the prestigious SLITAD People Development Gold Award for three consecutive years. In recognition of this stupendous achievement, the HR team of Union Assurance PLC was honoured with a special Platinum Award, the highest recognition accorded by SLITAD. Also, Suranjith was the distinguished recipient of the most prestigious IPM HR Excellence Award for Training & Development in 2010.
Suranjith is a consummate professional. A passionate trainer with a pleasant disposition and has the inimitable ability to connect with the audience almost instantly.
Rohan Jayasinghe, HR consultant of SLINTEC
Suranjith provided excellent leadership to the L&D function at UAL, and throughout his tenure introduced many industry leading initiatives. He has excellent conceptual and execution skills and a deep understanding of the business. He also headed the company’s bancassurance distribution channel and was instrumental in structuring and resourcing the channel ensure sustainable growth.
Dirk Pereira, CEO at UAL
A great leader who led by example. It is a privilege to work for a leader who is also a coach and a mentor - which I had when I worhed with Mr Suranjith Godagama. I had the pleasure of working with him for one year at Union Assurance PLC where we had a young, energetic and an enthusiastic sales team to work with. His enthusiastic approach to all the projects and his ability to coach the team by understanding the requirements of them were two exceptional qualities in him, that I wanted to follow. Mr Godagama always wanted us to learn and grow faster and the amount of conﬁdence he gave me led me to come up with few revolutionary initiatives for the company. I wish Mr Godagama all the best for his future endeavors.
Hansaka Wickramasinghe, Brand Manager - Bancassurance Union Assurance PLC
Mr Suranjith Godagama is deﬁnitely the great leader in business leadership skills and myself really beneﬁted from not just the training, but from the attention and time put towards enhancing my leadership skills.
Senaka Chaminda, Chartered Marketer. MCIM(C|M)UK Senior Zonal Manager
l was fortunate to participate NLP progam conducted by Mr. Godagama in year 2010, and was able to enhance my knowledge and skills, specially the skill developments such as leadership skills, public speaking skills and communication. Thanks to his learning and NLP techniques I am successfully achieved both personal and career life achievements. When I was joining his Ieamlng I worked as HR Assistant and today I worked as a Assistant Manager HR in a FMCG Company.
One of the excellent opportunities at Union Assurance PLC were the training and development programmes employees were allowed to take part in. Out of all the programmes, my favourite memory would be Suranjith's training session on neuro linguistic programming. I think it's the manner he taught the audience on the subject and the simple easy to remember lessons which I can still recall after several years. Wish you success in your future endeavors!
Praveen Kariyawasam, Management Accountant at Hela Clothing (Pvt) Ltd