The Team

Sarika Mehta

Country Manager – India

Sarika Mehta is the the Country Manager- India for Thought Perfect and The Leadership Circle.

She brings with her a wealth of experience spanning 22 years in the fields of project management, event execution and marketing. Based in New Delhi but working across continents, today, she has an enviable repertoire of relationships with the top CEOs in India and overseas.

In the process, she transformed the Program from its very small beginnings into one of the most prestigious annual business events in the country. This involved managing the varied stakeholders including Ernst & Young in India and globally, business and government leaders in the country, international leaders, Jury members, media, logistics and knowledge partners and a wide variety of vendors. During these years, she was also an integral part of the World Entrepreneur of the Year Award Program in Monte Carlo. On the tenth anniversary of the India Program, she helped produce a coffee table book that won much acclaim in India and overseas. Today the India Program is arguably one of the crown jewels among the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Programs globally. After twelve successful years with the EY Program, she took a mid-career sabbatical to successfully pursue her Masters in Management from McGill University, Canada. Completing the course in 2012, this brought her rich dividends through a string of academic partnerships during the course program, learning focus on BRICS economies and a practical dissertation that delved into corporate social responsibility.Since February 2013 has embarked on a journey as part of the team to establish The Leadership Circle in India.

Apart from this, her two decade career has also seen her being involved in learning and executive education programs from Stanford University India Campus and a Diploma in Public Venue Management from Australia.

Never forgetting her roots Sarika redefined the contours of the alumnae association making it into a vibrant organization which till date continues to earn revenues, an innovative self sustaining model. Over the years, She has travelled widely in India and across the globe, but has New Delhi as her home where she lives with her architect husband. She is the mother of two children.

 

 

Ms Weilee Cheong

Country Manager – Malaysia

Ms Weilee Cheong Ms Weilee Cheong holds a LLB (Hons) from the National University of Singapore, and is a certified Master Practitioner for NLP/Hypnotherapy/ TimeLine Therapy™ and an Impact Systems© Coach.

An executive search consultant for over 16 years, she established EMA Partners Malaysia, a member of EMA Partners International, one of the top 15 global executive search firms, with offices in 45 cities worldwide.

She has expertise in human resources, having been a senior consultant and trainer with the US-based leader for training and assessment, Development Dimensions International (Malaysia and Singapore).

She also has extensive experience in media and marketing; as producer/presenter in Current Affairs with the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation, a communications specialist at Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia and Malaysian Mosaics Bhd, and managing her own desktop publishing/television production business.

 

 

Jayantha Fernando

Country Manager – Sri Lanka

Jayantha Fernando

Jayantha is trained and experienced Leadership Coach and a highly talented soft skill trainer. Jayantha’s ability to develop positive psychological resources like self-efficacy, hope, optimism, resilience have helped individuals, groups and teams and organizations sustainable performance. His client-centered coaching style, impactful and thought provoking probing style, client-engaging direct communication blended with powerful listening has being energizing, and let the clients to develop themselves and the teams holistically to reach their desired outcomes sustainably.

Jayantha’s 20yrs of corporate experience and practice in a range of industries and functions like Food Processing, Retail Management, Marketing and Training and Development in local and foreign business conglomerate has given him a broad knowledge and capability to confidently transform himself coach practitioner and add tremendous value to the clients he is working with.

He provides training and coaching-individual or small groups for the supervisory and above levels in Bahrain, Singapore, India, Oman, Maldives and Sri Lanka and his divers clients includes AlMeer, Khimji Ramdas, Sirus SG, HNB,MAS, Brandix, Trelleborg, NTB Bank, NSB, FAB, Microsoft, HSBC, Zillion, HNB Assurance, Avery Dennison, SLT, NWSDB, UOP,UOM,Nestle.