Gamma Pizzakraft Lanka Pvt. Ltd.
Kaushal Mendis is the Director - Human Resources & Administration for Gamma Pizzakraft Lanka Pvt. Ltd., the sole franchisee for Pizza Hut & Taco Bell in Sri Lanka as well as for Gamma Island Foods, Maldives who handle Pizza Hut and KFC in Maldives. Both the companies comprise of 2000+ employees in various employment grades. Kaushal is a Human Resources generalist with vast experience in the Human Resources Industry over 16 years with greater focus on Talent Development & Succession, Employee Resourcing, Organizational Culture & Effectiveness, Industrial & Employee Relations and Compensation & Benefit Management. He has served both local conglomerates and multi-national companies, where he has been posted overseas for short term assignments too. Further Kaushal has received many local and international training in order to broaden his knowledge in the area of Human Resources.
Kaushal started his career at Lanka Equities Group in 2004 where he joined American & Efird Lanka (Pvt) Ltd - Brandix Group in 2006, which is the country's largest apparel exporter, for six years as a Human Resources Manager. In 2012 he joined Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC - British American Tobacco. He played a pivotal role in uplifting the CTC's talent landscape and Industrial Relations and he was assigned to British American Tobacco, Bangladesh as a HR business Partner during his tenure at BAT. Post his role at Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC he was at DHL Keells Pvt Ltd and Laugfs Holdings Limited carrying out Head of HR position till he joined the current organization in April 2017.
Kaushal holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Sikkim Manipal UniversityIndia, National Diploma in Human Resources Management from the Institute of Personnel Management, Sri Lanka as well as a CIMA Passed Finalist. He is reading for the Masters in Labour Relations and Human Resources Management at University of Colombo.