Himashi De Mel
BA (Management) (Northumbria), ACMA (UK), Reading for MBA (Moratuwa)
Himashi De Mel is an academic known for her theories on management accounting, financial reporting and analysis, business strategy, operations management, and organisational behaviour. Prior joining APIIT, she served eight years as an academic in the Business Department of the Sri Lankan partner institution affiliated with Northumbria University (UK).
Himashi graduated from Northumbria University (UK) with a First-Class Honours in BA in Business Management, and she is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA- UK.) At present she is reading for her MBA in Technology Management from University of Moratuwa
In her career as an academic she headed the business academic department in period 2015 to 2016 and progressed herself to become a Senior Visiting Lecturer and a business consultant. Himashi stared her professional career at attune Consulting and later became an external business consultant in business strategy, operations, and finance in McQuire Rens Global Consulting Private Limited. Further, she served as an external financial analyst for Credit Source PTY LTD, Australia. Furthermore, she is an entrepreneur owning a luxury event planning business venture.
During her academic career she has taught number of modules ranging from business research methods to management accounting to organisational behaviour along with conducting research supervision on business management discipline. Further, she co-authored the first and second editions of Certificate in Business Management textbooks published by the Northumbria affiliated partner institute. Also, she researched on learning styles of the students and the match/mismatch about the teaching styles adopted by Sri Lankan academics. Her research interests are on teaching and learning in higher education sector and about capitalisation of technologies for strategic advantage of business organisations.