Count 23+ years of experience in the field of shipping, exports – (in Policy. marketing manufacturing), logistics, warehousing & supply chain management with administrative and operational experience in both the private & public sector. In addition to being an independent shipping/trade consultant, A UNESCAP certified trainer involved in professional training in the areas of international trade, logistics, transport and trade facilitation. Was appointed as the first secretary general of the Asian Shippers’ Council (comprising of 16 member countries in Asia - Oceania and a n advisory member of the London based Global Shippers’ Forum) in 2009.
Chaired the Sri Lanka shippers council and the South Asian shippers councils known as ASCOBIPS from 1999 - 2002.Currently a working group member of INCOTER MS+Transport drafting committee of ICC Paris.
I have served as a board member of many government institutions including SLPA/CSC/CFB, and in the advisory capacity to Ministers and ministries since 2000. Currently work as the senior consultant for ports and aviation to H.E the president’s office, through the Strategic Enterprise Management Agency (SEMA).
I served the academic syndicate of the University of Colombo at its Institute of Human Resource Advancement (IHRA), appointed by the University Grants Commis sion from 2010 - 2012.
Part time lecturer at IHRA.
Global advisory member international chamber of commerce Paris on incoterms.
Founded in Dubai/UAE, SCLG is a membership driven industry business group with 200+ corporate members. SCLG is expanding internationally to continuously enhance its global foot-print.
Managing supply chain and logistics more effectively shall contribute to positive growth of economy in range of 3% to 5% (GDP terms).
Impact of climate change on managing supply chain should be on agenda of all supply chain professionals.
Oil and Gas industry should enlarge its theme to manage supply chains of larger energy domain.
Reduction in current level of wastage in food supply chain shall help mitigate poverty.
Managing Fresh water supply chain needs attention of all.
Sophisticated demand forecast and planning for sure helps improve efficiency of supply chain.
IATA World Cargo Symposium , Istanbul, Turkey 12th -14th October 2021
World Breakbulk Expo , Shanghai, China 12th -13th October 2021
China (Shenzhen) International Logistics and Supply Chain Fair (CILF) , Shenzhen, China 23rd -25th September 2021
Seamless Middle East , Dubai World Trade Centre 29th -30th September 2021
43rd Annual SAPICS Virtual Conference , Online 24th -26th August 2021
3rd Virtual Retail Supply Chain ExCon , Online 22nd -23rd July 2021
ProcureCon Asia , Online 13th -15th July 2021
Global SC&Pro Influence Summit , Shanghai, China 20th -21st May 2021
Home Delivery Mena 2021 , Online 23rd March 2021
Pro Con Online Forum , Online 16th -17th March 2021