From left to right: Manjula Narangoda, Nestlé Senior Manager – Regional Sales; Chathura Buddhika, Nestlé Assistant Manager – Sales Training; Thilan Prasanna, Nestlé Senior Manager – Key Accounts; Anuruddha Rathwatte, Nestlé Assistant Manager – Key Accounts; Shamshard Marikkar, Nestlé Senior Manager – Channel Category; Rimaz Rizwie, Nestlé Manager – Key Accounts; Jagath Wedage, Nestlé Vice President – Sales; Shanaka Wijeweera, Nestlé Senior Manager – HR Services; Bimal Wijayasinghe, Nestlé National Sales Operations Manager; Janaka Dias, Nestlé Manager – Distributor Development, and Sutharsanan Ambikaikumaran, Nestlé Senior Category Manager.
Nestlé’s Rimaz Rizwie and Anuruddha Rathwatthe struck Gold at the recent 2019 SLIM NASCO (National Sales Congress) Awards. Rimaz won the ‘Territory Manager of the Year’ Award, also taking home the ‘Territory Manager (Modern Trade) – Gold’ Award at the event, while Anuruddha received the ‘Sales Executive – Gold’ Award under the FMCG - Food category.
Rimaz Rizwie receiving the ‘Territory Manager of the Year’ Award from SLIM NASCO officials
750 top sales professionals from 140 companies battled across 23 categories to claim the ultimate title. This marks the third consecutive year in which Nestlé Lanka has been recognised at this prestigious sales event.
Said Jagath Wedage, Nestlé Lanka Vice President – Sales, “I wish to extend my sincere and heartiest congratulations to Rimaz and Anuruddha for keeping the Nestlé Lanka flag soaring high. Sincere passion, courage and perseverance are key in ensuring exemplary performance to drive sales in times of tough competition and volatile market conditions. Rimaz and Anuruddha, together with our sales team, have made us all proud by exhibiting these winning qualities and proving to the world the dominant stance Nestlé maintains as a top corporate in the Sri Lankan sales sphere.”
Anuruddha Rathwatte receiving the ‘Sales Executive – Gold’ Award from SLIM NASCO officials
The candidates were judged by an esteemed panel of judges, who evaluated their abilities to drive business in volatile market dynamics, strategies implemented to achieve targets, innovativeness in execution, potential to grow in the sales field and ability to conquer the market place.
SLIM-NASCO is a national level event held annually to recognise and confer top performers with awards and accolades to encourage and motivate the country’s sales fraternity. The event has also been identified as the only awards ceremony which focuses on recognising and rewarding sales personnel in Sri Lanka.