Kesava Murali Kanapathy
Sr Programme and Operations Officer
Kesava Murali Kanapathy oversees the implementation of the innovative approach of the Better Work Sri Lanka programme which focuses on scale and sustainability through the national constituents. With over 20 years of experience across the global apparel and footwear supply chains, Murali has worked extensively in Asia, Africa, and the MENA regions. He initially joined the Better Work program in 2014 in Bangladesh and later assumed a global role within the Better Work Global team in 2017 before moving back to Sri Lanka in 2021 to launch the Better Work Sri Lanka Programme.
In his capacity as the technical lead for Advisory Services, Occupational Safety and Health, purchasing practices, and capacity building, Murali provided invaluable expertise and guidance towards the development of Better Work staff, buyer partners, and constituents, fostering their growth and enhancing their capabilities.
Murali holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management and Development from the University of Salford. He is also an esteemed alumnus of the High Impact Leadership forum at the University of Cambridge.