Home / Friendly Conversation with Otara Gunewardene on entrepreneurship


The students of B.Sc(Hons) Degree in Applied Sciences have organized a special conversation  with Mrs Otara Gunewardena on 6th May 2016 from 11.30 a.m to 12.15 p.m at  Science Auditorium, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. All are welcome.

Otara Gunewardene is a Sri Lankan entrepreneur, philanthropist and fashion icon. Founder of Sri Lanka’s premier fashion and lifestyle store Odel, a brand that took Sri Lanka by storm offering designer and high street fashion for men, women and children; home ware, jewelry & accessories; luggage; perfumes & cosmetics; books & music; confectionery and food. From being a sole proprietor of one store in 1990, she pioneered a fashion retailing phenomenon and has piloted Odel through two decades of explosive growth and expansion and today over 20 Odel stores are located throughout the island. Otara has the distinction of being the first female entrepreneur to take a company public in Sri Lanka when Odel launched an IPO in July 2010.


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