MD, Imperial Tea Group
MD, Imperial Tea Group
CEO, Expolanka Holdings
CEO, South Asia Gateway Terminal
Country Manager-Maersk Line
MD, Scanwell Logistics
Director, Hayleys Free Zone
Media Manager, CIMC
Chairman, Aitken Spence Maritime, Event Ambassador
Chairman, Sri Lanka Ports Authority
Vice Chairman, Sri Lanka Ports Authority
Anis Sattar is a Director of Timex & Fergasam Group of Companies, one of the fore-runners in Garment Manufacturing in Sri Lanka producing Hi-fashion garments to the leading markets in the EU, USA and Middle East Markets having offices in UK, Hong Kong and Europe with manufacturing plants in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and also operating retail stores in India and Sri Lanka. He is also the Chairman of Apparel Exporters Association 200 GFP.
Managing Director of CL Synergy (Pvt) Ltd. Possess a vast experience and knowledge of the Industry. Holds a degree in Business Administration (Marketing Special) and qualified in DipM, MCIM, and MICS – UK. EXCO member of the SLFFA.
Lalith Witanachchi is the Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (UK) Sri Lanka Branch.
He is a Fellow Member of ICS (UK).
Lalith has over 25 years experience in the Shipping Industry both locally and overseas and currently the Head of Hapag-Lloyd in Sri Lanka.
Currently, CEO-Shippers’ Academy Colombo
Graduate in Economics (Bsc.Hon) with a second major in Business Administration from Connecticut State University U.S.A. (1992). Certified in supply chain management from Cranfield University U.K (2001). Counts for 23+ years of experience in the field of ports and shipping, international trade policy, training & logistics.
Shehara Jayawardana is an executive directress on the board of Mclarens Holdings Ltd and also serves on the boards of subsidiaries and Joint ventures of the McLarens Group including Mcshaw Automotive Ltd, Speedrome (Pvt) ltd, Mclarens Hotels Ltd , GAC Shipping, GAC Marine Ltd , Gac Logistics ltd, Mc Ocean Property Developers (Pvt) Ltd, and Mclarens Shipping Ltd, MSC Lanka Ltd, Mclarens Lubricants Ltd. She heads the Group shared services division , overseeing the Group FINANCE , HR, Internal Audit and compliance, IT and company secretarial divisions. She is involved in the corporate strategy and planning for McLarens group. She also handles the group’s investment portfolio, corporate communications and CSR.
Rohitha Mendis, Managing Director/CEO of Prudential Shipping Pvt Ltd., and Premium Trading and Logistics Pvt. Ltd., with over 25 years’ experience in Shipping Industry. He holds a Masters in Business Studies from the University of Colombo and a Fellow of Chartered Management Institute UK. Was an elected member of CASA EXCO and is the IPP of CMI UK, SL Chapter and CP of SLSBC of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
Ravindra Galhena is a Maritime Consultant and Economist. He authored the UNCTAD Monograph entitled: “Container Terminal Development and Management: The Sri Lanka Experience (1980-2002)” on their invitation. Ravindra has over three decades of Maritime experience at an international level. His contribution as an Analyst of “Containerisation International” magazine and Examiner/Assessor of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (UK) is unique.
Nishan Perera, a member of the Chartered Institute of Ship Brokers (UK) and Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (UK), is a Senior Manager at Greenlanka Shipping Limited, the sole agent for EVERGREEN LINE in Sri Lanka. His career in the Liner shipping industry has spanned for more than 17 long years. Nishan has also engaged himself in the Maritime Education in Colombo in the capacity of a visiting lecturer.
Ms. Dhashma Karunaratne serves in the capacity of Commercial & Marketing Manager, at SAGT. She contributes to the commercial and marketing strategy with responsibility for implementation. She currently drives initiatives for business growth integrating contractual performance monitoring & compliance. She has held diverse roles, including Corporate Finance and Business Strategy formulation at John Keells Holdings, Commercial and Marketing at Reckitt Benckiser, and Project Management at Fentons. Dhashma holds a Master’s Degree in Business Studies from the University of Colombo (SL). She is a Fellow of CIMA (UK), a Member of CILT (UK) and is Certified by Central Bank of SL as a Treasury & Forex Dealer. She serves as a Council member of CILT – SL, as an Exco member of WILAT –SL and honorary treasurer of Peoples Church.