Group Management Committee

Dr.R.M. Fernando

Dr. R.M. Fernando Dr. Rohan Fernando, who heads Plantations and Business Development at Aitken Spence PLC., holds a PhD and a MBA from the University of Colombo and is also a Chartered Marketer and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, (CIM UK). He has extensive experience in the plantation industry both in the public and private sectors and played a key role in the plantation privatisation programme.

He also leads the CSR and Sustainability initiatives of the Group. He was awarded the Brand Leadership Award at the Asia Brand Congress 2008, held in Mumbai in September 2008. He is the Chairman of United Nations Global Compact Network, Ceylon and the former President of the Chartered Institute of Marketing Sri Lanka Region.

He was recently appointed as a Member of the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Business of Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT).

He was appointed to the Board of Aitken Spence PLC., in April 2005.