Our Team

A M Pandithage

Chairman

Appointed to the Board of Hayleys Advantis Group in 1981. 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 and Shipping. Member of the Advisory Council of the Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents. Member of the National Steering Committee on Skills Sector Development of the Department of National Planning.

Ruwan Waidyaratne

Managing Director

Joined Hayleys Advantis Group in 1985. Appointed as the Managing Director of Hayleys Advantis Group in April 2011 and an Executive Director of Hayleys PLC in April 2013. Vice Chairman of the Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents. Member of the Steering Committee on Ports, Shipping, Aviation and Logistics affiliated to the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

Chas Charles

A Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (UK) and a Charted Mechanical Engineer. Possess over 30 years of experience in the oil & gas upstream sector. Worked in the UK, USA, Africa, South Asia, Asia Pacific and Europe holding positions in top managerial levels. In 2008, retired from full time employment with Halliburton Inc., from the post of Vice President. Currently holds a board membership as Non-Executive director of EOC Ltd., Singapore

Ibrahim Saleem

An Industrial Economist with an MBA and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Nineteen years’ experience in the Shipping, Freight Forwarding, Bunkering, Chartering, Project & Energy Logistics sectors in Sri Lanka, India and Dubai. Appointed a Director of a subsidiary company in 2008. Appointed a Member of the Committee of Management of Hayleys Advantis Group in January 2015.

Upul Pieris

Joined Hayleys Advantis Group in 1987. Appointed a Director to a subsidiary company in 2004. Appointed a Member of the Committee of Management of Hayleys Advantis Group in April 2007. Appointed a Director of the Hayleys Advantis Group in April 2009. Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Vishvanath Daluwatte

Joined Hayleys Advantis Group in 1993. Appointed a Director to a subsidiary company in 2012. Appointed a Member of the Committee of Management of Hayleys Advantis Group in January 2015. Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Ricky Barnett

General Manager

Managing the Oil & Gas/Energy Logistics sector of the Group and the CGI/3D, animation and Engineering Drafting Businesses. Chartered Marketer, Possess over 15 years of experience in Project Management, Business Development, RFP/RFQ/ITT Bid Development, Contract Negotiation/Administration, ISO & Safety Management, Product Development/Launch, Training/Development, Estimating, Forecasting & Budgeting, and Client/Government Relations.