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IDF to support economic revival

4 October, 2020

The Industrial Development Forum (IDF) organised an education session recently to help the local business community develop innovative business models with input from Udaya Indrarathna, a corporate strategist.

Dr. Indrarathna who served in the Dubai Government for 10 years as an Executive Director and a Chief Strategist, shared his expertise with a gathering of over 200 local entrepreneurs.

“We organised this program in line with the vision of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to create a sustainable business environment in the country,” Director of IDF and Managing Director of Venora Group of Companies, Sagara Gunawardana told Sunday Observer Business.

Dr. Indrarathna used his own models and applications covering key content of MBA programs taught at Harvard, Stanford, the London Business School and other reputed universities to educate the local business community.

“This was a first of its kind in Sri Lanka and it need not be said that we are blessed to have Dr. Udaya Indrarathna, a genius in the field of corporate strategy, back in Sri Lanka to help aspiring entrepreneurs and CEOs,” Gunawardana said.

A visiting lecturer at the Sorbonne University in Paris and other reputed universities, Dr. Indrarathna’s educational qualifications revolve around finance, marketing, corporate strategy, executive coaching, applied management and decision sciences.“This was a life-changing, transformative program for all participants and with the knowledge obtained, they could implement significant changes in their businesses, leading to a promising revival of the economy,” Gunawardana said. The IDF, comprising over 900 factories and employing over 125,000 people, was founded in June 2020 to serve the economic vision of the President and the Prime Minister.