Dr. Mendis is a Specialist in Organizational Development and Governance trained in Sri Lanka, England, Singapore and USA.
He has a BA Degree with Mass Communication and English from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, an MA in Organizational Behaviour, from the University of Lancaster, UK, and M.Phil Degree in Communication Studies from the University of Leicester, UK and a Ph.D in Organizational Sociology from the National University of Singapore. He has also obtained post doctoral training as a US state department scholar, twice over at the University ofNorthern Illinois, USA and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, USA
Mahim is the former the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Open University of Sri Lanka and counts 24 years of professional experience in University teaching and administration. He is also a Visiting Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour for the University of Westminster, UK, with degrees administered through Informatics Institute of Technology and Lecturer in Global Politics for the University of Northwood Programme administered through the American National College. He also lectures for the MBA programmes administered
by Sri Lanka’s Postgraduate Institute of Management, in Dubai and Qatar, University of Colombo, Eastern University, and Sir John Kotalawala Defense University of Sri Lanka.
Mahim is an experienced trainer in Organizational Development, specializing in the broad areas of Organizational Communication and Leadership, professionalism and professional ethics, Corporate Good Governance and Political Education.