Mr. Chiranjeewa Atapattu

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Business


Masters in Leadership and Management (York St John University UK -Merit)

BSc Sp. in Agribusiness Management from Wayamba University

Professional Diploma in Marketing (CIM UK)

Currently a PHD Candidate at Stockholm University, Sweden under the research area of Service Innovation in Hospitality Industry.

Highly experienced and business professional with more than 10 years of experience in Aus AID, Coca-Cola, And Senior researcher level Quantum Strategic Pvt Ltd, Several Management positions with Hilton International (UK), Hilton York (UK) & Hilton Bracknell (UK), and Completed Cluster Management Development Program in Hilton, Train the Trainer (TTT) and Completed several professional courses in Health and safety/Risk Management/Food safety for managers in Hospitality industry in UK. Have won runner up employee of the year and several times employee of the month awards in Hilton International. My last job work as a senior management level Millennium and Copthone hotel (UK).  As a senior manager for Millennium and Copthone hotel Plymouth, was involved with pedagogical support activities that were carried out in partnership with the university. Focus to assessed learning outcomes for stage 1 students, evaluating students on strategic management issues for the hotel and supporting university as an external expert with input on training and lecturing.

Key Areas: International Hospitality Operations / Service Innovation / Globle Fairtrade / Qualitative marketing research

Conferences/Presentation and Volunteering  

IFPRI Policy Seminar, “Road to New York: Keeping the SDG’s Agenda Focus,” 2015 Washington DC USA

Volunteer -9th International Fair-Trade Towns Conference "UNLOCKING THE POWER OF MANY"- Bristol UK 2015

Fair Trade supporter conference 2013 London UK


Presented in BAM2015 Conference and Doctoral Symposium September 2015, University of Portsmouth, UK