Sriyan ap­pointed to He­mas board as Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - MIRROR BUSINESS -

Sriyan De Silva Wi­jey­er­atne, who has been serv­ing as Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of He­mas Man­u­fac­tur­ing and

Group Dig­i­tal Lead since

May this year, has been ap­pointed as an Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor to the board of

He­mas Hold­ings PLC, with ef­fect from Oc­to­ber 1,


Sriyan was Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor/ceo of Tee­jay Lanka PLC, which is one of the S&P Top 20 Com­pa­nies and was recog­nised dur­ing his time with nu­mer­ous awards, in­clud­ing be­ing Win­ner of Forbes ‘Asia’s 200 Best Un­der a Bil­lion Dollar Com­pany’ and win­ning the In­ter­na­tional Tex­tile Firm of the Year, at the World Tex­tile Awards.

He served as Coun­try Man­ager of Mi­crosoft while sub­se­quently hav­ing re­spon­si­bil­ity for some re­gional mar­kets, was Di­rec­tor Mar­ket­ing and Sales of Sun­tel, pre­vi­ously at Nes­tles and more re­cently was Group CEO for the con­glom­er­ate Abans.

He is cur­rently Chair­man of the Em­ploy­ees’ Trust Fund Board, which is the se­cond largest su­per­an­nu­a­tion fund in the coun­try.

He has sev­eral aca­demic and busi­ness awards to his credit and is a fre­quent speaker at lead­ing fo­rums lo­cally and glob­ally. He was pre­vi­ously named CIMA Busi­ness Man­ager of the Year and is in­volved in many cham­bers and lo­cal and global char­i­ties.

He pos­sesses a First Class in Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion from the Univer­sity of Sri Jayewar­denepura, a Mas­ter’s De­gree from the same univer­sity and has had ex­ec­u­tive ed­u­ca­tion at many global in­sti­tu­tions, in­clud­ing INSEAD and CCL. He is a Fel­low mem­ber of CIMA, UK and is also a CGMA. He was on the In­ter­na­tional Board of Youth Busi­ness In­ter­na­tional, which is one of Prince Charles’ Char­i­ties based out of the UK and has served on sev­eral lo­cal boards.

He is Pres­i­dent of the Wildlife and Na­ture Pro­tec­tion So­ci­ety and pas­sion­ate about trav­el­ling, spend­ing time with the fam­ily, mu­sic, com­mu­nity work, con­ser­va­tion and pho­tog­ra­phy.

Sriyan De Silva Wi­jey­er­atne

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