Project management expert Nilan Walgama will be taking over as the CEO of Bogawantalawa Tea Estates PLC from November, a company filing at the Colombo Stock Exchange said.
He will be replacing Jayampathy Molligoda, who will be relinquishing his office, but will continue to operate as an Executive Director.
Walgama has an MBA from the Queens Business School in Canada and is a Fellow of CIMA UK. He has over 18 years of industry experience including international mega projects with capital costs in excess of US$ 7.5 billion.
He has been involved in the projects from planning to construction completion, and in some cases in operations of these projects as well. Walgama was recently a Senior Director at PwC Canada’s Risk Assurance Group where he led the Capital Projects and Infrastructure Practice. Prior to that he was the Project Management Director for Sherritt International.
He had served as the A-B Inbev, North America Treasury Head before joining Sherritt International.
Walgama is a specialist in construction dispute management and has successfully managed several international claims under the International Chamber of Commerce rules of arbitration.