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Sudham Dewaraja wins prestigious CTC Chairman’s Award


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The Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) recently bestowed the company’s highest honour, the Chairman’s Award, upon Sudham Dewaraja, the Strategic Planning and Insights Manager. 

The award is presented each year in recognition of outstanding personal contribution to the growth and development of the business. In 2018 Sudham led a project to understand market needs that would shape the way the company conducts its business for the next 10 years.

“Winning the Chairman’s Award was a proud moment for me and I am honoured that my efforts have been recognised in this manner,” said Sudham. “I am also extremely proud that I was able to lead this project, which will reshape the way we develop our plans for the future.  I believe that the work we have done will help us meet BAT’s vision of satisfying consumer moments. I would like to thank my Marketing colleagues for their support during this past year, which helped me to successfully deliver this piece of work and I believe that the results of this research will support the marketing team to deliver bigger and better results in the future.” 

CTC Chief Executive Officer Michael Koest said, “I am very happy that Sudham won the Chairman’s Award in recognition of his hard work and dedication. I take this opportunity to congratulate him on this well-deserved win. Here at CTC we drive a culture of recognition; rewarding good things done by our employees. We continuously challenge our people to move out of their comfort zone to challenge the status quo and push the bar higher day in, day out. I believe this is what makes CTC a great place to work and our people are some of the best talent within the BAT group as well as across Sri Lanka.”

CTC has been an organisation that has continuously implemented various initiatives that highlight and recognise hard work and innovation by its people, which inspires employees to strive to reach greater heights and shapes their thinking towards working proactively to reach organisational goals.


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