Heruka Kumararatne

Country representing

Canada

Languages

English
Sinhalese

Education

  • Carleton University

Current organisation

KPMG

Current role

Senior Accountant/Consultant

Skills and Expertise

Accountancy
Event planning
Finance
Management
Social entrepreneurship

Areas of interest

Business
Education
Leadership

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about

Actions

I have been fortunate to have many opportunities to create positive changes in my community. First, as a mentor in Enactus’ (formerly SIFE – Students In Free Enterprise) ‘I C Change’ program during my time at university, I guided high school students in creating meaningful and sustainable entrepreneurial projects which benefited their local community. Second, I have been involved with Mindtrust, the premier leadership development program in Canada's capital region for undergraduate & post graduate students. Through Mindtrust, I have played a part in helping young leaders learn and develop new skills and attain leadership experiences that will help them on their leadership journey. Third, I am on the executive committee of TiE’s Ottawa Chapter that organizes one of Canada's premier entrepreneurship conferences, TiECon Canada; The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE) is the largest association of entrepreneurs in the world. I am also on the executive committee of Ottawa's Product Hunt Chapter; Product Hunt, a group founded in Silicon Valley, provides meetups for entrepreneurs, investors and builders to showcase new innovations and technology being developed. Through TiE & Product Hunt I hope to provide young entrepreneurs with the knowledge, tools and guidance to start their ventures in the hopes of being a catalyst of opportunity on their route to economic empowerment.