Entrepreneurs’ Organization opens Sri Lanka Chapter | Sunday Observer

Entrepreneurs’ Organization opens Sri Lanka Chapter

The world’s largest peer-to-peer network of entrepreneurs announced their arrival in Sri Lanka with the unveiling of the EO Sri Lanka Chapter at the Mövenpick Hotel, Colombo. EO’s core mission is to engage leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow.

The latest entrant in the South Asia region, EO Sri Lanka is the 20th Chapter of the South Asia region and the 169th globally, with the organization now marking its presence in 53 countries.

EO Sri Lanka brings to the network a formidable array of entrepreneurs from across several sectors including pharma, manufacturing, F&B, IT, automotive, education and training and real estate.

In the South Asia region, median member company revenues are US$ 21.6 m per year, and members on average provide jobs to almost 1,100 direct employees. The average member age in the region is 39. With the aim of fostering entrepreneurship through its five core values: Trust and Respect; Thirst for Learning; BoldyGo!; Make a Mark; and Cool; the chapter is charting a strategic plan for the next five years.

The keynote speaker at the launch was Troy Hazard, an Australian businessman who has founded and nurtured twelve businesses over two decades, has turned around businesses that were making enormous losses and has consulted to countless successful companies including Microsoft, Goodyear, Baskin Robbins, Subway, Fisher and Paykel and many more. Hazard’s business talents earned him international respect, so much so that he was elected by the world’s foremost business leaders in the past to the role of Global Chairman of EO.

Chapter President of EO Sri Lanka, Yasendra Amerasinghe said, “Colombo has the potential to be a rapidly a growing city on all fronts industries, infrastructure and education. We are gaining international prominence, and now is the time to nurture entrepreneurial spirit, to grow ourselves both personally and professionally, and this will be instrumental in our country’s economic growth.”

Also, present at the launch were Sanjay Raghunath, current EO Global Board Member; Sanjay Wadhwa, former EO Global Board Member; Abhay Mehta, South Asia Region Area Director; and Siddhesh Sharma, South Asia region Chapter Launch expert.

Since 1987, EO has been transforming the lives of entrepreneurs who transform the world. As the global thought leader on entrepreneurship, EO plays an integral role in business, industry and the lives of leading entrepreneurs everywhere. 

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