Lion Kingsley Bernard MJF

 

District Governor Profile

     
  Personal

Name     - Digo Thalattaniralalage Kingsley Bernard
Spouse   - Saumya Bernard
                BSc, Post Graduate Diploma holder in Education
Teacher  - Presidents College, Rajagiriya.
Children  - Ashani - BSC in Fashion Designing
                Hiruni  - Engineering Under Graduate at the Moratuwa University.

Parents   - Late Mr & Mrs D.T.Jothiratne (Teachers)

Kingsley Bernard is the Eldest of a family of three with two younger sisters

Educational / Academic / Professional

Schools Attended

St Mary's College & Seethawaka Central College - Aissawella
St Benedicts College & Ananda College - Colombo

Academic Qualifications

Master of Business Administration (MBA) University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Gold Medalist for Marketing Management
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc), First batch to pass out from Jaffna University,
Diploma in International Marketing
Colorado State University, Colorado, USA

Professional

Advanced Course in International Marketing
CBI - Netherlands (an Agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Personal Computer Instructor Course
Centre for International Co-operation for Computerization (CICC), Japan
Diploma in Marketing Management / Computer Systems Design
National Institute of Business Management (NIBM), Sri Lanka

Academic Affiliations

Visiting Faculty Member
University of Colombo, Sri Jayewardenapura,
Open University of Colombo, & University of Kelaniya

Appointments/Affiliations

Council Member - Sri Lanka Economic Association , 2003 to date
Member National Council for Economic Development (NCED) Export
  Cluster and Trade & Tariff Cluster-2003 2005.
Senior Vice President - National Chamber of Exporters 2000 2002.
Honorary Secretary of National Chamber of Exporters' : Dec.'98 2000.
Vice President of the Exporters' Association of Sri Lanka July 1998 - December 1999 affiliated to Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
President of the Sri Lanka Ceramic Manufacturers and Exporters Association 1998 - January 2000.

Leadership

President of the Science Students' Union of the University of
  Jaffna, Sri Lanka - 1976/77
President of the Students Council of the University of Jaffna,
  Sri Lanka 1976/1977
Chairman Joint Business Forum (J-Biz) from 2004 - 2005
President of the Science Students Union - Jaffna University.
The very First President of the Student's Council of Jaffna University.
President - National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka- 2003 2005.

Employment

Group Director - (Corporate Planning and Business Development)
Daya Group of Companies(Present)

Past Employment Records

Group Director Maharajah Organisation,
Chief Executive Officer Dankotuwa Porcelain Ltd.
Managing Director /CEO ,Walker & Greig
Management Consultant Sri Lanka Export Credit Insurance Corp.
Director Marketing - Sri Lanka Export Development Board
Deputy Director - Agricultural Development Authority

Lionistic Carrier

1986 Invited to join Lionism by Lioin Dr.Kotalawala and inducted as a
Lion by PDG Lion Lincoln Fernando
1986 Board Director of the Club
1988/1989 1st Vice President
1989/1990 President
1990/1991 President
1995/1996 President
2000/2001 Zone Chairperson + Member Attendance Committee
2001/2002 Region Chairperson + Chairman Public Relations Committee, Member Attendance ,Street Parade Committees
2002/2003 District Chairman Membership Growth, Development and Retention and Member MERL and Mass Induction Committee
2003/2004 District Coordinator
2004/2005 District Chairman Leadership
2006/2007 District Chairman MERL
2007/2008 District Chairman Skills Development
2008/2009 Vice District Governor

Winner of Many International President's Appreciation awards & Governor's Appreciation awards