Abans Group recently announced the appointment of Dinesh Weerakkody as a Non-Executive Director to Abans Retail Holdings.
Possessing diversified industry experience across the government sector, private sector, and various industries, Weerakkody brings with him animpressive
He is the current Chairman of Hatton National Bank PLC, the International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka, the National Human Resource Development Council of Sri Lanka, Cornucopia Sri Lanka and an Advisor to the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs.
He is graduate in Business Administration from ABE UK, a Fellow Member of both the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and the Certified Management Accountants (Sri Lanka), Professional Member of the Singapore Human Resource Institute and holds an MBA from the University of Leicester, UK.
Weerakkody has published widely on Economics, Banking and Finance, HR, Leadership, Management, International Relations and Development issues. He is an author of six books and is a regular business speaker/commentator.
Commenting on the new appointment, Weerakkody said: “I’m excited to be a part of Abans Retail Holdings, to leverage my proficiency to help guide the business as it prepares for the next level and I look forward to working closely with the family and the team.”
“Since the company’s inception 50 years ago, Abans has grown to become a large conglomerate, that has diversified into many sectors. Abans’ goal has always been to elevate the living standards of Sri Lankans by making accessible, world-renowned brands which espouse innovation, ingenuity and tenacity as their primary values, and providing customer-centric after-sales services.
“Furthermore, Abans is committed to serve the people of Sri Lanka, whilecaring for the environment we live in.
Now, as Abans Group continues to grow, it is critical we continue to work closer than ever with the industry experts.
“Whilst Abans Group proceeds to build on its core strengths it will look to transform with the changing times to enable the business to move to a stronger position. Dinesh who is well known for his unique perspective and sharp analytical mind will add great value to our business,” stated Abans Group Chairperson, Aban Pestonjee, sharing her views.