Hayleys PLC has announced the appointment of Ruwan Waidyaratne as Managing Director of Hayleys Advantis Ltd., encompassing group companies in transportation and cargo logistics, with effect from 1st April 2011. He succeeds Mr. M. O. Raban, who retires from the MD position and will function as Executive Director of Hayleys Advantis, which is one of the leading Logistic companies in Sri Lanka.
The announcement said Mr. Waidyaratne was also appointed to the Hayleys PLC Group Management Committee (GMC) on 1st February 2011.
A former Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freight Forwarders Association (SLFFA) Mr. Waidyaratne joined Hayleys Advantis in 1985 and was appointed Director to one of its subsidiaries in 1996. He has served as a Director of Hayleys Advantis since July 2002, and was appointed its Deputy Managing Director in January 2010.
Mr. Waidyaratne currently functions as a member of the Advisory Council of the SLFFA. He holds an MBA from the Edith Cowan University of Western Australia.
“The Transportation sector has been a consistent and important contributor to the revenue and profit of Hayleys, and Ruwan has been a key member of the Hayleys Advantis team for more than two decades,” Hayleys Chairman Mohan Pandithage said. “His in-depth knowledge of the business will be most valuable to the Group, to the GMC and to the future plans of Hayleys.”
The Transportation Division of Hayleys PLC has over 50 years of industry presence and is a pioneer in providing Integrated Logistics Solutions, representing some of the World’s foremost Shipping Lines, International Freight Forwarders and the largest Air Express Freight Company. Comprising of more than 22 specialist companies today, Hayleys Advantis is the leader in Sri Lanka’s logistics and transportation industry providing Third Party Logistics (3PL), International Freight Management, Inland & Project Logistics, Marine Services and Terminal & Engineering operations.