Himasha Andaraarachchi, Effectiveness Intern

Bachelors in Business Management (1st Class Hons), Masters of Business Information Systems

Himasha joined Synergy Global as an Effectiveness Intern in 2021.

She is an international student from Colombo, Sri Lanka, completing her Master’s in Business Information Systems at Swinburne University, VIC, AUS. Himasha graduated from National School of Business Management, Sri Lanka with a Bachelor’s in Business Management, before moving to Melbourne to pursue her Post Grad, which has helped to develop knowledge & skills gained from her 4yrs in the IT industry.

She believes in: “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, sacrifice & most of all, loving what you are doing – or learning to do”.

Himasha started her career in 2012, working in Customer Service @ HSBC Global Service Centre. After completing 3yrs @ HSBC, she joined a local IT Firm named ‘Xcendant’ (again in customer service), to explore local business aspects & further to develop her skills. She has also worked as Project Coordinator @ Vistusa (Pvt) Ltd, where she helped the project managers with the operational process of the projects such as resource handling & billing which helped her to gain more exposure on project management & delivery.

Known for her passion Continuous Professional Development (CPD) & Innovation, Himasha is a fast learner & adapts well to change. During her 6yrs of work experience, she has developed her creative problem-solving skills & excels at customer relationship management. Also, by coordinating several team building workshops, she has enhanced her organisation & communication skills.

for the past year she has been a team member at a Sri Lankan Restaurant, which has helped her to enhance her team skills, as well as time management – especially working under pressure.

During her studies Himasha has undertaken modules in Financial & Management Accounting, Database Management, Project Management, & Advanced Business Analysis – these have helped to improve her competence in critical thinking.

She has a natural talent for leadership, which she developed from her school days, when she was a debate team captain, she remains a team player who inspires others to strive for excellence as individuals & as a team.

Himasha is fluent in both Sinhala (the local language in Sri Lanka) & in English.

During her time with Synergy Global Pty Ltd she will be helping the SG Leadership Team to implement their Business Strategy – especially their People Plan, which involves recruiting, orientating, developing & supporting the best talent.

The Key Professional Interests she is focusing on during her Effectiveness Internship are:

blackAcquiring new competencies while developing her existing skill set thru Reflective Practice (RP) & improvement.
blackExploring the Australian work culture, perceptions & building a stronger social & professional network.
blackDeveloping confidence & team skills using the SG Competency Framework & delivering great Project Management.

Himasha is currently living in Glen Waverley, Melbourne. She loves to read books, try out new recipes, explore new places & meet new friends.

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