Board of Directors

Dr.Parakrama Dissanayake

Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake is the Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Aitken Spence PLC, with effect from 15th March 2019.

Prior to this appointment he was Secretary to the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Southern Development.

He was appointed as the first non-British International President of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers U.K. founded in 1911 and Royal Charter conferred in 1920.

Dr. Dissanayake has also held positions in the past that include, Chairman – Sri Lanka Ports Authority (two stints), Chairman – Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (Sri Lanka), Board Director Urban Development Authority and Board Director of Ceylon Shipping Corporation.

From June 2004 to May 2017 he served as a Director of Aitken Spence PLC and the Chairman & CEO of its Maritime and Logistics sector.

He is also a Professor in Maritime Studies at Shanghai Maritime University and Dalian Maritime University.