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Dr Parakrama Dissanayake, President of the Institute, new role as SL Port Authority Chairman
Posted on Thursday, June 1, 2017 and tagged as Sri lanka port authority new chairman, Dr Parakrama Dissanayake
Dr Parakrama Dissanayake, President of the Institute, has
been appointed new Chairman of Sri Lanka Port Authority
Top professional and maritime economist Dr Parakrama Dissanayake
FICS has been appointed the new Chairman of the Sri Lanka Ports
Authority (SLPA) by Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda
Dr Dissanayake was also the Chairman of SLPA from 2001-2004. He was
recently elected the first Non-British International President of
the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers UK, founded in 1911.
Before assuming duties as Port Chief, Dr Dissanayake was
Chairman/CEO Aitken Spence Maritime, Ports and Logistics and a Main
Board Director of Aitken Spence Plc.
He guided Aitken Spence Ports International, the first Sri Lankan
company to venture into port management overseas and the first Sri
Lankan company to pursue a Public Private Partnership in ports
Some of the industry-related leadership positions he has held
include Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Logistics &
Transport (Sri Lanka), Chairman of the Institute of Chartered
Shipbrokers (Sri Lanka), Chairman of the Sri Lanka Transport Board
Advisory Council and Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
(SC) on Ports, Aviation and Logistics.
Professionally he has obtained the highest Chartered qualification
in Shipping FICS (UK) and Logistics/Transport FCILT (UK).
He is a University of Oxford (UK) Business Alumni, Alumni of
University of Sri Jayawardenepura and a Fellow of the Harvard
Business School (USA), Norad and JICA.
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