Sherene Goonetilleke, Chief Operating Officer, Operational and Internal functions, JIT Group
Sherene Goonetilleke (Attorney – at – Law & Company Secretary) has been with the Group since 2008 and counts over 12 years of experience in the legal field.
In this episode, Ashutosh Garg engages in a conversation with Sherene Gonetilleke, COO, Operational and Internal Function – JIT Group.
Sherene shares the three key milestones in her career. She gives us an overview about the JIT Group, a prominent company in Sri Lanka. The young professional tells how she managed to transition well from being the head of legal and HR to being the COO of the company. She shares with us the challenges she faced during the process. She examines the values integrated to the company and her role in it. Later, she talks about JIT Group’s market overseas.
Sherene talks about the advancements in technological education in Sri Lanka. She explains how the company recruits young professionals from a technological background. The senior executive comments on how it feels to associate with the millennials and the Gen-Z. She tells how she manages such groups effectively.
In the next section she talks about the gender balance challenges that exist in Sri Lanka. She elucidates the solutions that are being implemented. She defines success in a peculiar yet unique way. Before concluding, she advises young individuals starting their corporate journey.