Kelani Valley Plantations PLC is a Team of Dynamic Individuals With a Passion for Change Management and Depth in Their Respective Areas of Expertise
A M Pandithage
Chairman and Chief Executive of Hayleys PLC. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK). Honorary Consul of United Mexican States (Mexico) to Sri Lanka. Committee Member of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. Council Member of the Employers - Federation of Ceylon. Member of the Maritime Advisory Council of the Ministry of Ports & Shipping. Member of the Advisory Council of the Ceylon Association of Ships Agents. Member of the National Steering Committee on Skills Sector Development of the Department of National Planning. Corporate Excellence Leadership Recognition by the Institute of Charted Accountants of Sri Lanka 2015.
Appointed to the Board of Kelani Valley Plantations PLC in July 2009
Managing Director/Executive Director
Managing Director of Kelani Valley Plantations PLC and Talawakelle Tea Estates PLC and a member of the Hayleys Group Management Committee. Appointed as Managing Director of Horana Plantations PLC and as a Director of Vallibel Plantations Management Limited effective March 2017. Prior to rejoining, served as Director/CEO of Kahawatta Plantations PLC. He held Senior Plantation Management positions in Kelani Valley Plantations PLC from 1993 to 2001....
Has a Diploma in Marketing (UK), National Diploma in Plantation Management (NIPM), BSc. In Plantation Management and an MBA from the Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, Peradeniya. A Fellow Member of the National Institute of Plantation Management and Institute of Management, Sri Lanka. Former Chairman of the Planters - Association of Sri Lanka, Member of the Tea Board, Member of the Rubber Research Board. Currently a board member of the Tea Research Institute and Tea Small Holder Development Authority and a member of the Tea Council of Sri Lanka.
He was appointed to the Tea Advisory Boards on Manufacturing and Cultivation and Production of the Sri Lanka Quality Charter for Tea. The Chairman of the Consultative Committee on Estate and Advisory Services, Experiment and Extension Forum of the Tea Research Institute and is a Member of the Consultative Committee on Research of the TRI. Also a member of the Standing Committee on Agriculture, Veterinary and Animal Sciences of the University Grant Commission as well as a Member of the Arbitration and Mediation Steering Committee of the Chamber of Commerce.
Appointed to the Board of Kelani Valley Plantations PLC in January 2013
Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director
Appointed as an Executive Director to the Board of Kelani Valley Plantations PLC in December 2018 after being promoted as a Chief Executive Officer. Prior to rejoining served as a Director in Malwatte Valley Plantations PLC. Over 33 years of experience in the plantations industry. Specialized in introducing modern management systems and system development strategies the plantation sector. Certified in Green Tea Technology by Fujian Chamber of Commerce China.