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Neela Marikkar


Grant McCann Erickson


Neela Marikkar has over 30 years of experience in advertising, promotions and public relations under her belt. Proficient in handling both multinationals to blue chip Sri Lankan clients, Neela has grown her company to become one of the biggest communications groups in the country.


Neela passionately spearheads a myriad of public service campaigns that addresses social causes like women and children health, HIV aids, child nutrition, abused women and fundraising for ex servicemen.

As recognition of her work and contribution, Neela has been awarded the HK McCann Award, Zonta Woman of Achievement Award and most recently, the Outstanding Women Leadership Achievement Award at the World Women Leadership congress (WWLC). Neela has also been invited as a distinguished speaker at various international forums at the European Commission Brussels, the Hague and Harvard University. Echelon Magazine also recognized Neela as one of the 50 most powerful women in Sri Lanka.


During the course of her career, Neela has also held prestigious roles as President of 4As and Charter President of the IAA.