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Sammi Jayawardane

Sammi leads Cooley’s Asia marketing and business development team, driving revenue through new business opportunities and client expansion programs – including pitches and proposals, events and sponsorships, sales pipeline management, key client initiatives, and business development coaching and training.

Sammi has more than 20 years of client-facing marketing and business development experience in global professional services firms – including law firms and Big Four consulting firms – across three continents.  

In the legal industry, Sammi was one of the founding members of Women in Law Hong Kong (WILHK) in 2015. In 2016, Sammi was inducted into the ICON (formerly APSMA) Hall of Fame, which acknowledged her significant contribution to the professional services marketing industry across the Asia-Pacific region.

 Sammi also is a member of the working board of Talos Foundation, a Section 88 charitable organization in Hong Kong that aims to bring awareness to neurodiversity, invisible disabilities and special needs in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region.