Sriyan De Silva Wijeyeratne, who has been serving as Managing Director of Hemas Manufacturing and Group Digital Lead since May this year, has been appointed as an Executive Director to the board of Hemas Holdings PLC, with effect from October 1, 2020.
Sriyan was Managing Director/CEO of Teejay Lanka PLC, which is one of the S&P Top 20 Companies and was recognised during his time with numerous awards, including being Winner of Forbes ‘Asia’s 200 Best Under a Billion Dollar Company’ and winning the International Textile Firm of the Year, at the World Textile Awards.
He served as Country Manager of Microsoft while subsequently having responsibility for some regional markets, was Director Marketing and Sales of Suntel, previously at Nestles and more recently was Group CEO for the conglomerate Abans.
He is currently Chairman of the Employees’ Trust Fund Board, which is the second largest superannuation fund in the country.
He has several academic and business awards to his credit and is a frequent speaker at leading forums locally and globally. He was previously named CIMA Business Manager of the Year and is involved in many chambers and local and global charities.
He possesses a First Class in Business Administration from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, a Master’s Degree from the same university and has had executive education at many global institutions, including INSEAD and CCL. He is a Fellow member of CIMA, UK and is also a CGMA. He was on the International Board of Youth Business International, which is one of Prince Charles’ Charities based out of the UK and has served on several local boards.
He is President of the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society and passionate about travelling, spending time with the family, music, community work, conservation and photography.