Head of blue-chip conglomerate’s Transportation and Logistics Sector appointed to main Board
Waidyaratne counts many years of senior management experience and has been heading the Transportation and Logistics Sector of Hayleys.
Announcing his elevation to the Board of Hayleys, the Group’s Chairman Mohan Pandithage said “Ruwan Waidyaratne brings great perspective as a leader, and his experience within the service-oriented Transportation sector makes him a logical nomination. I am pleased to welcome Ruwan to our board and wish him a successful career.”
Ruwan Waidyaratne joined the Hayleys Advantis Group in 1985. He was appointed a Director of Hayleys Advantis Ltd. in July 2002. Subsequently he was appointed Deputy Managing Director in January 2010 and promoted to the position of Managing Director of Hayleys Advantis Ltd in 2011.
He is a former Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freight Forwarders’ Association (SLFFA) and currently functions as a member of the Advisory Council of the Association. He was appointed a Member of the Steering Committee on Ports, Shipping, Aviation and Logistics affiliated to the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in September 2011. He holds an MBA from the Edith Cowan University of Western Australia and has undergone executive development programmes with the National University of Singapure, Indian School of Business and INSEAD.
The Board appointment follows the retirement of Mr. JAG Anandarajah, who will step down from the Board of Hayleys PLC effective March 31st, 2013. “On behalf of the Board I wish to place on record my appreciation of Mr. Anandarajah’s thirty three years of invaluable service to the Group, particularly the tremendous contribution he made to Dipped Products PLC where he served most of his career,” Pandithage said in a statement.
Adjudged Sri Lanka’s Best Corporate Citizen four times, the Hayleys Group employs more than 33,000 people, and accounts for 2.51 per cent of the country’s export income. Hayleys Advantis is among the leading logistics companies in Sri Lanka.
Effective April 1st, 2013 the new Board of Directors of Hayleys PLC will comprise Messrs Mohan Pandithage (Chairman and Chief Executive), Dhammika Perera (Deputy Chairman), Rizvi Zaheed, Nimal Perera, Sarath Ganegoda, Rajitha Kariyawasan, Dr. Harsha Cabral PC, Dr. Mahesha Ranasoma, Mangala Goonatileke, Ranil Pathirana, Lalin Samarawickrama, and Ruwan Waidyaratne.