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Chairman

Mr. Rohan Fernando

The Chairman, Mr. A.R.H. Fernando has over 40 years of experience in the tea industry and has been successful in developing, promoting and marketing the traditional beverage of tea in many innovative variants over the last several years.Prior to founding his own Company, he began his career as a trainee Tea Taster at Carson, Cumberbatch & Co., Ltd.

He was promoted to a Tea Executive in 1979. He joined Brooke Bond Ceylon Limited as a tea buyer where he was promoted to Tea Manager in 1985. In 1982 he spent one year with Brooke Bond Commodities Ltd. in the United Kingdom, learning International tea blending and trading.

He served on the Colombo Tea Traders Association as a member. He functioned as the President of the National Chamber of Exporters in 2008 and 2009. He is the current Chairman of the Tea Exporters Association of Sri Lanka, one of the directors at Sri Lanka Tea Board, a council member and a management Committee member representing the board of the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka. He also serves as a Director in several organisations including Ceylinco General Insurance Ltd. and Industrial Technology Institute.

Executive Director

Mr. Harsha Fernando

Mr. W.I.H.J. Fernando has over 15 years of experience in the tea industry. He joined HVA Lanka Exports (Private) Limited as a Management Trainee and currently acts as the Director of Operations in HVA Group, being responsible for manufacturing and procurement and is also involved in the international brand marketing of the Company.Mr. Fernando is also co-founder and Director of Open Road Equipe (Pvt) Ltd & Open Road Exclusive (Pvt) Ltd and also Director of Global Hannazono (Pvt) Ltd & OASIS Gift (Pvt) Ltd.
Non-Executive Director

Mrs. Varuni Amunugama Fernando

Mrs. Fernando is a graduate of the Faculty of law, University of Colombo and an Attorney-at-law by profession. She counts for over 24 years of experience in the field of communication and is the co-founder and Joint Managing Director of the TRIAD group of companies. She also serves on the board of Citrus Leisure PLC and Derana Network of Media Companies.
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Non-Executive / (Independent) Director

Mr. Dinuk Hettiarachchi

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Non-Executive / (Independent) Director

Mr. Sarade De Silva

Mr. Sarada De Silva counts over 40 years experience in the Spice Industry, especially in the Cinnamon Industry and is the Founder Chairman of the Spice Council on Sri Lanka. He has held many positions in the Spice Industry including the Chairmanship of the Export Development Board Advisory Committee on Splices and Allied products, Trade Facilitation and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry Advisory Committee on Spices and Allied Products.

A member of the National Council of Economic Development (NCED), Export Cluster and member of the Steering committee to form the National Competitiveness Council of the Ministry of Finance. Mr. De Silva is also the president of National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka. He is the Chairman and Managing Director of B. Darsin De Silva & Sons (Pvt) Ltd., and the Chairman of Cinnamon Trading Academy Limited and the Chairman of Ceylinco General Insurance Limited.

He was the Chairman and the Managing Director of Intercom Group of Companies until his Retirement in 2014. Mr. De Silva as Founder Chairman of the Ceylon Cinnamon Association was instrumental in highlighting the importance of the Cinnamon Industry over the last three Decades.

Mr. De Silva counts over 25 years experience in the Tourism and Leisure Industry with the Serendib Hotels group, Director of Dolphin Hotels PLC and Hotel Sigiriya PLC and several other companies. He was a Director of the Co-operative Wholesale Establishment (CWE) from 1994 to 2000 and Acting Chairman in 1998; and Chairman of the Committee appointed by the Minister of Trade and Commerce in drafting procurement of the CWE.

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