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Clyde Bernard Rodrigo

Executive Summary

Experienced L&D Strategist, Trainer, Coach & capable multi-disciplinary professional

- with a demonstrated history of strategic outcome delivery, business capability development and transformation culture advocacy.

- with expertise in Capability Development planning & execution, Behavioural Coaching, Technical Training enrichment, Public Speaking, Process Re-engineering/Improvement, Leadership Training, Business Event/Program management,  and a broad base of Digital Platforms (including SAP ERP, SuccessFactors HRIS & LMS, PowerBI analytics, Office365 suite, Adobe suite & more).

- with inter-disciplinary collaborative experience, a MBA from the Australian Institute of Business and BIT from the University of Colombo(ext).

- with proven methods that have produced results in more than one industry.

Work Experience

Nov 2016Present

Senior Executive - Training & Development

Infomate (Pvt) Ltd - John Keells Holdings

Spearheading world-class Learning & Development transformation for InfoMate (Pvt) Ltd (a 200-headcount, early-growth-phase company of John Keells Holdings).


Strategic & progressive L&D Framework design | Process redesigns & Change Management | Learning Digitization & Instructional eLearning Design | People Development and Coaching programs | L&D Policy development | Fueling Culture of Learning & Transformation


Training Needs Analysis & Performance Expectations | Learning Design, Delivery, Coaching & coordination/admin for Technical & Behavioral Competencies | SAP ERP, SuccessFactors HRIS, LMS & many other digital platforms expertise | Learning Evaluation & Outcomes management | Finance Apprentice 3-year Program execution (Graduate Development Program) | Leadership training on Effective Management (including PMS, CDP/PDP & other tools)

Jun 2013Nov 2016

Asst. Mgr, Capability Development

HSBC Holdings plc - HSBC Securities Services

3 years of experience as a business trainer:

  • Engaging with stakeholders to manage learning needs and performance expectations.

  • Designing, documenting, delivering and evaluating technical training and people development training.

  • Managing the training schedule and resource planning for training sessions.

  • Administration of business sponsored qualification program via an ext. professional body.

  • Conducting generic and process specific employee induction programs.

  • Organizing learning events at both internal and external venues.

  • Providing training support for new product, process and system implementations.

Apr 2011Jun 2013

Fund Administrator, Alternative Funds

HSBC Holdings plc - HSBC Securities Services

2 years of experience in performing valuations of the investment portfolios of HSBC's institutional clients.

  • Reconciliations (Cash, Trading & Market Value), Pricing, Capital Activities, Fees Calculation, GAV/NAV Calculation, E2E Transaction Posting & Reporting.
  • Worked in a busy team, often under pressure. Needed to function efficiently as a team to meet client deadlines, while maintaining accuracy. 
  • Launched a toastmasters club for HSBC Securities Services and organised regular sessions focusing on speech craft and leadership.

Higher Education


Master of Business Administration

Australian Institute of Business

Final dissertation was a study of New Media Marketing. Subjects faced include:

  • Human Resource mgmt.
  • Strategic Operations
  • New Product Development
  • Project Management
  • Supply chain and logistics
  • Leadership
  • Strategic Finance
  • Marketing
  • Governance

Degree of Bachelor of Information Technology (ext) 

University of Colombo

For my final year dissertation, I developed an online order management system for a printing firm that helped control the firm’s supply chain and CRM. The experience gave me tremendous exposure on project management. 


Bachelor of Management Studies (Level III & IV)

Open University of Sri Lanka

Took up stages III and IV of this degree program before moving on to a masters degree in the same field of study. Subjects learned include marketing, macro economics, human resource management, money/capital markets and social psychology

 College & Extra-curricular


St Joseph’s College, Colombo

High school/Secondary School

GCE O. Levels: 6 ‘A’s, including Mathematics, Commerce and English | GCE A. Levels: Economics B, Business Studies C, Accounts C, GK 87%

Extra-curricular activities:

  • Vice Chairperson – Colombo Model United Nations (Inter-school)
  • President – United Nation’s Youth Association
  • Senior Coordinator – Debating Union
  • Marketing Director – Young Entrepreneurs’ Club
  • Treasurer - Amateur Radio Club
  • “Best Delegate” - Colombo Model United Nations
  • “Best Marketing Director - Colombo Region” - Young Entrepreneurs, SL
  • Gold Medal - English Elocution Senior - St. Joseph’s College, Colombo

Carey College, Colombo

Primary & Middle school

Extra-curricular activities:

  • Vice President – English Literary Union
  • Captain – Debating Team
  • Special Prize - English Elocution - Carey College, Colombo


Social Responsibility. As president of the UN club in college, organized a charity & awareness concert in support of a cancer patient Transit home project for the Maharagama cancer hospital. Raised over Rs.750,000 from the event. The event involved 300 choristers, Rs.200,000 in budgeted costs, 4000 seats to fill at the SJC auditorium, 4 month project timeline, Advanced Level Examinations around the corner and a 12 member organizing committee comprised of students.


References available upon request