Thursday, Dec 13, 2018

Chevaan Daniel

Director

Company
The Capital Maharaja Organisation Limited

Bio

The head of Sri Lanka’s largest media network, and at 37, one of the youngest to sit on the Main Board of a major Sri Lankan conglomerate.


Education

Bachelors in Business Administration & a Masters in Political Science.

Fulbright Scholar, specializing in Digital Media Entrepreneurship

Honours/Awards

Asia 21 Young Leader – Asia Foundation

Outstanding Young Person of the Year: Junior Chamber International

40 Under 40 Young Leaders – Echelon Magazine 2013, 2014.

 

Experience

  • Beginning life as a typist in the newsroom, rose to be appointed to the Main Board of Sri Lanka’s largest diversified company, The Maharaja Organization.
  • Whilst an undergraduate, launched several .com ventures.
  • 10 years’ experience as a National News Anchor,
  • Worked for NBC & MSNBC in New York City as a business consultant in 2011
  • Headed Key Account Sales for Pepsi Cola Sri Lanka at 23 years of age,
  • Headed marketing for a major apparel brand at MAS Intimates

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Management - strategy & operations
  • Media/Communications
  • Political strategy
  • Grassroots strategy & operations
  • Public Speaking

 

What have been the main lessons you have learned in your career and how do you implement them in your management?

The greatest opportunity may be found in the most insurmountable challenge or the most unlikely circumstance. Never leave any stone unturned. Pursue the slightest possibility with the ferocity of a lion.

 

Mentors

  • Mr. Ranjan Daniel – My late father & the man I aspire to be.
  • Mr. R. Rajamahendran- Chairman/Managing Director, The Capital Maharaja Organization, at whose feet I have learned everything I know about business and leadership.

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