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Samanmalee Priyanvada Chandrasiri


Human Resources Director

Nationality: Sri Lankan
Date of Appointment: 1 March 2016


  • Bachelor of Science in Management from University of London
  • Masters of Business Administration from Edith Cowan University, Australia

Directorship in Public Company and Listed Entity:

  • Nil


  • Samanmalee was appointed as Human Resources Director of British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Berhad on 1 March 2016 and has now been in service with the British American Tobacoo (BAT) Group for 17 years. 
  • Prior to her current role, she was Human Resources Director of BAT Sri Lanka since 2013 where she facilitated the implementation of a more sustainable business model.
  • Before her move to Sri Lanka, she was the Organisation Effectiveness Advisor for Bentoel Group in Indonesia. 
  • She first joined the BAT Group as a Management Trainee in BAT Sri Lanka and held various Human Resources roles in Sri Lanka and South Asia including Area Head of Talent SAA.