Manilka Philips

Head of Ogilvy PR Sri Lanka

As a veteran PR and communication consultant in Sri Lanka, Manilka’s industry expertise spans over 16 years. She has been at the helm of Ogilvy PR Sri Lanka for over a decade and has been critical to the growth and expansion of the office.

Specializing in crisis communication, she has extensive experience in corporate and brand communications, external and internal communications, digital influence and media coaching.
She has wide experience in managing public relations campaigns for local blue chip accounts and multinational companies across industries, from consumer goods, food and nutrition and retail to health, fashion, IT and telecommunications.

She began her career as a News Anchor and News Producer for News First, Sri Lanka’s premier news channel. 8 years at the most influential news desk in the country advanced her innate ability to identify, craft and tell compelling stories.

Her experience in media earned her the opportunity in 2005 to lead the Ogilvy Public Relations Sri Lanka office.

She is also a guest lecturer on Media and Public Relations at the Sri Lanka College of Journalism.

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