NIMALI SAMARASINHA

Career Advisor

>>> Master Degree (Distinctions) in Management at West London University with specialisation in crisis communication; Bachelor Degree (Honours) in International Tourism and Travel Management at University of Brighton with focus on sustainability; 12+ years' professional experience in political communication, science communication, media relations, brand management and marketing, across public, private and non-profit sectors.


in Short

Nimali carries over 12 years of experience as a strategic communications professional, gained across the corporate, non-profit and government sectors. As Head of Communications at the European Food Information Council in Brussels, Nimali currently leads a team of science communicators in their work to advance the European conversation on food, health and sustainability. Previously at the European Climate Foundation, she co-directed a global network of communications experts dedicated to strengthening the public discourse on climate change and its solutions, and provided strategic communications advice to the wider European climate action community. During her time at the foundation, Nimali also coordinated the media operations around major international summits and conferences, including the UNFCCC’s COP21 which saw 195 nations adopt the landmark Paris Agreement. Throughout earlier roles in the private sector and at the Maldives Government Tourism Board, Nimali built a well-rounded expertise in running integrated consumer and trade marketing campaigns, effective brand management and strategic crisis communications. Born in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, Nimali pursued her academic and early professional career in the UK and spent the past 7 years living and working in the Brussels “EU Bubble”.


Skills

Strategic Political Communication, Science Communication, Media Relations, Brand Management, Marketing Strategy, Team Leadership and Development, Project Management, Event Management, Communication Trainings, Copywriting & Editing


References

European Food Information Council, European Climate Foundation, Maldives Government Tourism Board, University of West London, University of Brighton

 

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