Hayleys Group Chairman and Chief Executive Mohan Pandithage received the Lifetime Achievement award at the Seatrade - Sri Lanka Ports, Trade and Logistics (SLPTL) awards ceremony held recently. The award is in recognition of Pandithage’s contribution to the transportation and logistics industry during his career spanning four decades. The event also saw the group’s transportation and logistics arm, Hayleys Advantis Ltd., bagging the Shipping Agent of the Year award.
Accepting his award, Pandithage said: “I am delighted to be a recipient of this prestigious Achievement Award in recognition of my service to this industry. Throughout my corporate journey, I have endeavoured to do my best for the company I worked for, the industry I belonged to and the country I serve. As one of Sri Lanka’s largest diversified conglomerates, Hayleys has a turnover equivalent to 1% of Sri Lanka’s GDP, and I am proud to be the Chairman and Chief Executive of this company.”
Having begun his career at Hayleys in 1969, Pandithage has served in several positions of increasing responsibility at Hayleys Advantis before he took over as the Chairman and Chief Executive of Hayleys Group in 2009.
A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, a member of the Presidential Committee on Maritime Matters and Director of Sri Lanka Port Management and Consultancy Services Ltd., he is also a former Chairman of the Ceylon Association of Ships’ Agents (CASA) and a former Director of both the Sri Lanka Ports Authority and Jaya Container Terminals Ltd.
In 2003, Mr. Pandithage was recognised as the ‘Shipping Personality of the Year’, by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, UK – Sri Lanka Branch.