Bradley Emerson

Non-Executive Independent Director 

Bradley counts nearly four decades of corporate experience, half of which at C-suit level. He has been a Banker prior to joining CIMA in May 2007, as the Regional Director, South Asia and Middle East (2007 – 2015). He worked with Commercial Bank as Senior Manager Operations (1989 – 2000), Nations Trust Banks as Head of Retail Banking (2000 -2003) and Pan Asia Bank as Deputy CEO (2003 – 2007) during the turnaround period.

His vast experience and key expertise in the Banking industry in multiple arrays (both at product level and in services domains) in Sri Lanka and in the Middle East are key elements that support business strategy of the company. 

Bradley was appointed by the Cabinet of Government of Sri Lanka as the COO of the Public Private Partnership Unit in 2017, during which time “Invest Sri Lanka” campaign was launched and nearly USD 5.6Bn worth of investment was work in progress when the unit was dissolved due to a ministerial change.

Equipped with strong expertise in HR and his successful role a “life coach”, Bradley was adjudged as one of the TOP HR Leaders in Sri Lanka by World HRD Congress held in July 2017.

He has presented papers in international conferences, in Colombo, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal Bahrain and China. He publishes regularly on management topics and in 2018 published the book “Role – A Diagnostic Approach to Performance” with AuthorHouse UK. He served as an Examiner for the National Quality Awards 1996 – 1998, and Bank Marketing for the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka (2001 & 2003), he has been appointed at judging panels of MTI Consulting for “MTI Venture Start up Challenge “and Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing for “SLIM Brand Excellence 2009, 2010” and an eminent Jury Member, DMA Asia ECHO Awards.

He is a visiting lecturer in Faculty Management Sciences, COMSAT University, Lahore Pakistan and teaches Strategy and International Business for University of Wales Trinity St. David at IIHE. Bradley is also a Professional Coach with ICF credentials. He is also the Founder of Business Athlete (Pvt) Ltd, and Director at DOJO Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd.

Bradley’s strategic expertise both in Banking and HR, benefiting our clients especially on debt restructuring advisory and HR strategy formulation, restructuring and implementation.