Mahen Madugalle has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Kotagala Plantations with effect from April 1, 2015.
His appointment comes in the wake of R.C. Peries resigning from the post with effect from March 31, 2015. Peries will however continue as a non-executive director of the company.
Madugalle commenced his plantation career with Janatha Estates Development Board (JEDB). He has also worked for private sector plantation companies.
He joined Kotagala Plantations PLC which was then managed by George Steuart Management Services as Manager Mount Vernon Estate and was promoted as Cluster General Manager of Mount Vernon under the management of Lankem Tea & Rubber Plantations (Private) Limited (LT&RP) and subsequently as Regional General Manager of the Kotagala Region.
He has also held the position of General Manager of the Agras and Uva Regions of Agarapatana Plantations Ltd.
He was appointed to the Boards of LT&RP in 2012 and Kotagala Plantations PLC in January 2013.
Madugalle served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the company with effect from 1st April, 2014 and was responsible for the operations of the Up Country segment of Kotagala Plantations.
He also overlooks the operations in the Kotagala Low Country tea estates. He has provided consultancy services to the FAO in Iran on tea projects. He holds a Diploma from the National Institute of Plantation Management.