Aitken Spence Maritime and Logistics Chairman and Director of Aitken Spence PLC Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake, having recently graduated from the Oxford Strategic Leadership programme conducted by the University of Oxford, Said Business School has been admitted to the University of Oxford Business Alumni.
Said Business School is ranked by the Financial Times, UK as the number one business school in the UK. Dr. Dissanayake, who pioneered commercial maritime education in Sri Lanka in his capacity as Chairman/Secretary of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, was the first Sri Lankan to have obtained both the highest qualification in shipping (FICS –U.K) and Logistics and Transport (FCILT- U.K). Dr. Dissanayake who has served on the UN /UNCTAD Panel as an expert in Ports and Shipping has successfully completed Executive education on ‘The Global Economy’ at Harvard Business School in Boston.
Some of the positions he has held in the past include Chairman, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Chairman – Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Chairman – Jaya Container Terminals, Chairman – Sri Lanka Transport Board, Central Advisory Council.
He is a recipient of the best Shipping Personality award conferred by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Contribution to Society award by PIMAA of the University of Sri Jayawardenapura and an award for services rendered to the Shipping Industry by Ceylon Association of Ships’ Agents.