Dumidu Ranaweera, CEMBB | Global Director - SSMI APAC , Middle East, Africa & Oceania
One of the well-known resources in the field of "Lean Six Sigma" (referred to as the ‘Lean Six Sigma Guru of Sri Lanka’ by print media) and "Organizational Excellence" in the region and has been personally endorsed by the principal architect of Six Sigma Dr Mikel J. Harry as one of the best resources available on "Six Sigma". He is featured frequently as a Keynote Speaker/ Chief Guest/Award Judge in many international and local conferences/forums (i.e. Japan, USA, Singapore, Australia, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Malaysia, Maldives, Netherlands etc. ) and carries extensive expertise relating to Organizational Excellence & Lean Six Sigma.
During his illustrative career, Dumidu has been recognized by many industry forums and associations. These include 'Lean Six Sigma Coaching Excellence Medal' by Six Sigma Management Institute USA, Karmaveer Chakra Bronze & Silver Awards by REX in association with United Nations in 2017 & 2019, 'Business Leader of the Year – Organizational Excellence & Lean Six Sigma’ Award during Asia Business Leaders Awards, Business Leader of the Year years 2017 & 2019 at Sri Lanka Quality Leadership Awards, 'Hall of Fame Award' during Asia Training & Leadership Awards 2019 and in Sri Lanka Training & Leadership Awards in 2017, IT-BPO Young Outstanding Professional Sri Lanka Award 2007 from ICTA etc.
He is also the first individual outside the USA to be awarded the 'Executive Master Black Belt (EMBB)' status by late Prof. Mikel J. Harry and was recently listed under the "101 Most Fabulous Global Training & Development Leaders" at the World Training and Development Congress in February 2020. Dumidu has guided over 300+ organizations, both manufacturing and services across 10 countries in their Organizational Excellence journey and known for his avid skills in Lean Six Sigma deployment and credentials in multiple business disciplines. During the past two decades, he has mentored over 500+ process excellence projects across various domains and trained over 30,000+ resources including over 500 Black Belts /Master Black Belts. He has also been responsible for award-winning Organizational Excellence & Lean Six Sigma deployment programmes and implementation of management systems in novel domains.
Apart from EMBB certification from SSMI, he also holds three Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt certifications from BMG University, Indian Statistical Institute & Dialog Axiata, Black Belt certifications from ASQ & Motorola University and Lean Practitioner certification from BMGI. His other credentials include, MBA with Merit (USJ-PIM), BBA (Colombo), Diploma in Quality Management with Distinction (SLSI), ASQ CQE, ASQ CMQ/OE, ASQ CQA, Sri Lanka’s 1st IASSC Accredited Training Associate, Lean Bronze, Lead Auditor ISO 9001 QMS, ISO 14001 EMS & ISO 27001 ISMS, Certified TPM Facilitator (CII, JIPM, TPM Club), PMP, PGDM (CIM-UK), ACMA (CIMA-UK), FCMA (CMA-SL), Senior member ASQ, Council member SLAAQP, HMM (Harvard) & NDHRM (IPM), etc. Dumidu is currently reading for his Doctorate in Business Administration.
Personal Website: www.Dumidu.com