Meet the President

Sumindi Peiris is the president of Z-Pop Media, the publisher of Bethesda Magazine and Bethesda Beat.

Peiris has spent the past 25 years helping build iconic brands at international companies spanning the media, hospitality and consumer goods sectors. Most recently, she was the Global Chief Marketing Officer at Time Out Group, a global media organization that reinvented itself when the COVID-19 pandemic hit two years ago and went on to win multiple international awards for its innovative response. Prior to Time Out, Peiris was the Vice President of Global Marketing for Luxury and Lifestyle Brands at Hilton Worldwide and held leadership roles at Diageo, LVMH, Bacardi and Unilever.

Born in Sri Lanka, she grew up in Kensington, traveled the world and now lives in North Bethesda with her husband, Sam, their son, Daveeth, who also attends Walter Johnson High School, and their 4-year-old Bichon Frise, BooBoo.