Design your life at sea on the only travelling conference for [aspiring] digital nomads, entrepreneurs, and global freedom seekers. Nomad Cruise is a business conference at sea for digital nomads, online-entrepreneurs and remote workers. They organize affordable all-inclusive-cruises with participants across the Atlantic. Join 150+ digital nomads on an all-inclusive trip across the Atlantic Ocean. Connect, learn, collaborate and make friends on a life-changing journey! The concept of working remotely has established over the last years and without a doubt: the number of people who can work location independently is growing fast. People from different fields quit their jobs or change their positions to live the nomad lifestyle. Nomad Cruise jumps in, where decisions have been made: living life on the road, independently, free. But lonely? Nope. They are networking catalysts. They put 200 people on a boat and introduce them to each other and create an environment of learning, sharing, creating, and connecting. Making you go unplugged for a week or two and dive into the incredible possibilities provided by the pool of talented, motivated, and successful people, who join in on our journeys across the Atlantic. They don’t offer trips. They offer experiences of a lifetime. Nomad Cruise believes that sharing knowledge, skills and experience is the foundation of an open-spirited community, and it couldn’t be truer of the ethos on board. They also believe that, on Nomad Cruise, every participant should get the chance to be an active part of the program and get feedback to their business and lifestyle related questions. That’s why they designed a unique environment of cooperative learning and personal and professional development. Experts are on stage to share their knowledge through talks and workshops, while the specials are there to make you an integral part of the program by shared experience. Showcase your special skills at the Nomad Cruise Talent Show, get your hips moving during the Salsa Classes, or pitch your idea at the Business Breakthrough Session to get valuable feedback from experienced mentors. What starts on a boat may never actually end. They skilfully lay down the base for friendships, collabs, and projects, which commence on the cruise but may last a lifetime. Nomad Cruise is not just a travel agency. It’s a community.
The DNX - Digital Nomad Festival connects & supports digital nomads and online entrepreneurs through events and online platforms. Our vision is that more and more people live their life free and self-determined, connect with like-minded people, share their knowledge and grow their businesses. We strongly believe that meeting other cultures makes us personally richer and the world a better place. Everybody can find his or her passion, live their dreams and work self-determined. DNX is part of the freedom revolution, in that people take ownership of their jobs, time and life. People quit their conventional jobs to reclaim the freedom to design their own lives. The DNX is the #1 event for Digital Nomads and happened all around the world at places like Bangkok, Berlin and Lisbon, Portugal. The first Spanish speaking DNX Festival happened in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2018 the Spanish speaking DNX Festival will moved to Barcelona. The annual German speaking DNX Festival takes place in Berlin. Yara and Sonic organize DNX Coliving and Coworking CAMP at the most beautiful spots in the world: Jericoacoara (Brazil), Tarifa (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), on Koh Lanta (Thailand), on Lemnos (Greece), Dahab (Egypt), Costa Rica, Santa Cruz (USA), Taghazout (Morocco) and many more spots... Yara and Sonic started a global movement with the DNX events, that crushes outdated conventions and is no longer to stop. The DNX Community is one of the biggest community for Digital Nomads worldwide!
Marketing Consultant @ Colombo, Sri Lanka MBA (UK), Certified professional Marketer (Asia), Chartered Marketer, MCIM (UK) ,PGDipM (UK), MSLIM (SL) During my tenure in Audit firm, Financial Industry, Media Organization, Educational Institute, Retail Industry, Petroleum Industry, FMCG Company, Entrepreneur & Marketing Consultant , I gained wealth of knowledge & experience, all spiced with a well-honed instinct for positive marketing. With over twenty Four years of relevant experience I am adept at executing any tasks associated with the job. Marketing Consultant - (01/ 2021 – to date) Designed & implemented marketing strategies according to client’s objectives and budget, execute task and monitoring out comes. Influenced team members to establish most effective tools & methods, liaised with top Mgt & give strategic direction & findings. DGM – Marketing - (09/2019 – 12/ 2020) Lanka Sathosa Ltd (LSL) - Ministry of Trade Awarded & won SLIM - Nielsen People’s Awards for LSL, planned & implemented all marketing & advertising campaigns and increased imaged. Drives traffic to store & improved profitability by creating operational in-store action plans, designed & streamlined business strategies, turning around the company (LSL) by increasing foot fall level & basket value. Alliance with Pickme and Postal Dpt. tested and delivered groceries to customers’ doorstep , managed to design of LSL web site, developed & launched e-commerce platform & simplified website booking forms and also achieved highest sales of Rs.17.5Bn in first half 2020 at LSL history. General Manager - (08/2017 –09/ 2019) Infinity Foods (Pvt) Ltd - Market Trader (Pvt) Ltd Responsibility of the overall imported beverages and snacks foods portfolio and tested viability, including strategy direction and P&L. Leveraged new ideas to improved overall business, maintained of all KPI’s and in charge of the Mkt budget and reinforced the brand image . Brand Manager - (08/2015 –08/2017) Lanka Spice (Pvt) Ltd (LSL) - “Mc Currie” Delivered properly the marketing mix, simplified website of “Mc Currie” to increase the profitability, comprehensive strategic PR programs for the exploitation of LSL, channel marketing strategy, excellence in trade execution & secured top tier events for marketing & developed new slogan. Developed and presented the TV commercial to build image of the “Mc Currie” position as a premium brand in the minds of target market segment, turnaround of brand performance & maximized turnover of the year 2016. Head of Sales & Marketing - (03/2011 - 07/2015) The Golden Lane Shops - Maldives Exceeded Mrf.10.2M sales for month of July 2011 in “GL” history, Coached team members to improve their skills & achieved work quality. Responsible for rebranded “GL Style” into one of the strongest sports & casual ware brands in Maldives, has been able to achieved double digits’ growth, successfully handle commercials in Dhi T/V, MNBC, Raajje Radio and adverts on Haveeru newspapers to increased the awareness. Work as a part time Consultant / Trainer for The Hawks (Pvt) Ltd, (B2B Business) in Male, Maldives - (1/11/2012-11/2//2015) Brand Manager - (02/2008 – 03/2011) Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) Managed & maintained two brands, which were the Buckinghamshire new university MBA (BUCKS) & Certified Professional Marketer (CPM) status at the AMF and led colleagues and delegated teams to monitor sales. I was an active part of the team that launched "BUCKS MBA" program in Sri Lanka and monitor overall performance of the two brands. Published adverts, strategic alliances with advertising & media agencies, coordinate with head office in UK effectively build brand image in SL. Business Development. Executive. - (04/2005 – 02/ 2008) Wijeya Newspapers Ltd (WNL) An accomplished Mgt. executive for the launch of “IT Times” brand in SL. Identified innovative marketing campaigns, negotiated with major super markets to successful distribution of magazine of the in Island wide and delivered to Sri Lankan Airlines as well & increased the penetration level. Senior Marketing Executive. - (09/2003 – 04/ 2005) Leader Investment (Pvt) Ltd (Forex) Presented for real-time Forex trading advisory services to clients, ensuring they gain maximum return on investment & won customer confidence, reduced & resolved complained, ensured that all clients data was safely stored. build network with top line customers. I was an active part of the team in opening new branch office in Kandy City and led trained & motivated team to manage profitability. Chairman / Managing Director - (12/2001 – 09/2003) AMS Holdings (“SAP” Tea) Responsible for the launched “SAP” brand of tea and negotiated the longer payment terms with suppliers, reduced short expired return stock and saved money, ensured the optimal brand visibility of "SAP" tea. Improved overall penetration of “SAP” range of tea southern provincial area, suburbs of Colombo as well as some of identified super market in the country and maximized sales and streamlined the route plan. Established to worked as a Group Internal Audit Assistant at Sumathi Holdings & presented new findings to the Mgt.- (03/2000 -12/ 2001) During my career as an Audit Trainee at B.R.de Silva & Company, I have managed to visit varies types of companies - (04/1997 - 03/2000) Produced Student at St. Aloysius College – Galle, Sri Lanka (1979 – 1993)