(China) Sanjeewa Amarasinghe: It is crucial to let go of rigid expectations and be willing to pivot and adjust when necessary

December 17, 2023

Andromeda International Limited imports/exports of essential raw materials chemicals, fabrics, yarn / online sales apparel, skin care / sustainable cleaning development projects, sustainable city activities

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF?

Gained excellence throughout International business, sustainable developments, marketing, and supply chain for the last 17 years, and for the last five years, I’ve been an entrepreneur to reach my ultimate dreams and goals,

I have been working in a few countries like SriSri Lanka, India, Dubai, and Hong Kong, diverting my career into different areas,

IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME A YEAR OR TWO, WHAT PIECE OF ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOURSELF?

I would give myself to embrace uncertainty and change. I would emphasize the importance of being adaptable and open to new possibilities. Life is unpredictable, and plans may not always work out as expected. It is crucial to let go of rigid expectations and be willing to pivot and adjust when necessary. Additionally,

WHAT PROBLEM DOES YOUR BUSINESS SOLVE?

  • supply chain issues
  •  sustainable impacts on the environment
  •  create more opportunities for priority people
  •  sustainable chemical management
  •  economic crises to answer with appropriate solutions in such countries

WHAT IS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND YOUR BUSINESS?

Mostly, the personal experiences I went through are the inspiration for my business, a desire for innovation, addressing societal needs, or identifying gaps in the market.

The motivation often lies in seeking new markets, reaching a wider customer base, increasing profitability, or expanding their brand’s impact and reach. Trying to solve challenges related to entering foreign markets, understanding cultural nuances, navigating legal and regulatory landscapes, or adapting their products/services to cater to global customers.

Understanding customer needs, building relationships with local partners, adapting business strategies, and embracing diversity. By addressing these challenges, entrepreneurs aim to seize opportunities and create sustainable growth in international markets, like what I’m trying to do with my new plans,

WHAT IS YOUR MAGIC SAUCE?

  • Self-confidence to reach self-driven goals
  • Continual Learning
  • Versatility
  • Efficiency and Accessibility
  • problem-solving
  • dedication and determination of objectives

WHAT IS THE PLAN FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS? WHAT DO YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE?

Expand business globally in at least six countries; at the moment, I have developed for two countries and am in the process of creating a third entity in UAE,

be entrepreneur of the year in Hong Kong

participating in the Global entrepreneur award

be a strategic leader where people will follow me with a positive approach

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YOU’VE FACED SO FAR?

Mainly the cash flow issues, as I’m not from such a rich background and have gone through such a difficult time to stand here today. Also, during the recent past, I have been so depressed by the damage that happened by the people around in my business, but it has tremendous encouragement to create a better version of me. But still lacking some cash flow support to brighten the goals I kept on my self and business,

HOW DO PEOPLE GET INVOLVED/BUY INTO YOUR VISION?

I would like to engage with Government funding schemes, Venture partnerships, and working capital support to create a win and business portfolios,

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