Mr. Manesh Fernando
Mr. Manesh Fernando is currently the General Manager of Colombo’s leading five-star hotel, the Hilton Colombo.
Manesh’s twenty-year career in hospitality has included
19 years with the Hilton worldwide chain, in Sri Lanka, Australia, Singapore,
Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand. He has wide experience in different types of properties,
including city hotels, resorts, airport hotels and luxury apartments.
Prior to taking up his current post in 2013, he served as General Manager of the Hilton Colombo Residence for five years.
At an early stage in his career, he was selected for the
prestigious Hilton Elevator fast track corporate trainee programme. He has since
distinguished himself by serving as Director of Operations at four different Hilton
properties, including the Hilton Colombo. He also served as Revenue Manager of the Hilton
Hanoi Opera in Vietnam.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Studies with
Honours from the University of Buckingham in the United Kingdom. He had his early
schooling at St. Thomas College, Mount Lavinia in Sri Lanka where he represented the
school in athletics; and also schooled at the Nairobi Academy in Kenya and Victory Primary
School in Nigeria.