Aitken Spence PLC
Aitken Spence Tower, 305, Vauxhall Street, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka
Listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange since 1983. The Company is a signatory to the United Nations’ Global Compact and has concentrated in achieving excellence within all spheres, discovering new frontiers to conduct business. With operations spanning several continents, we believe in leading strategic growth businesses and possess a credible record of working with global leaders in every sector we operate in. The group’s involvement in cargo and maritime logistics began from its inception over a century ago. Through the years, the company has evolved to become a fully integrated logistics solutions provider, extending its services across continents. Its unrivalled services in maritime, freight forwarding, container related services, warehousing and distribution, transport and express, and maritime education continuously set industry benchmarks. While representing major shipping lines, the company’s offerings also comprise of airline cargo GSA representation of global airlines including Qatar Airways Cargo.
Ms. Nimmi Guneratne is the Managing Director of both Aitken Spence Insurance (Pvt) Ltd., and Aitken Spence Insurance Brokers (Pvt) Ltd. She is also the General Manager of the Lloyd’s Agency in Colombo and the Maldives, and also the Chief Legal Officer of the Aitken Spence Group. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute of UK, and a Chartered Insurance Practitioner and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and is also an Attorney-at-Law. She is a visiting lecturer and examiner in Insurance Law at the Sri Lanka Law College, and is also a lecturer and examiner of the Sri Lanka Insurance Institute. She is a Past President of the Sri Lanka Insurance Institute.
Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake, is Chairman/ CEO of Aitken Spence Maritime and Logistics and Director – Aitken Spence PLC. He was appointed to the Board of Aitken Spence PLC., in September 2009. Dr. Dissanayake who commenced his career at the national carrier Ceylon Shipping Corporation is a former Chairman/CEO of Sri Lanka Ports Authority and also a former Chairman of state owned Jaya Container Terminals and Sri Lanka Port Management Consultancy Services. Dr. Dissanayake who serves on the UN/UNCTAD Panel as an expert on Ports and Shipping is a Past Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Past Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (Sri Lanka branch), a Past Chairman of the Central Advisory Council of Sri Lanka Transport Board and a Past Chairman of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce – Steering Committee on Ports, Shipping, Aviation and Logistics, Jt. Managing Director of CINEC Maritime Campus, Director of Fiji Ports Terminals Ltd and Director Fiji Ports Corporation Ltd. Dr. Dissanayake, a University of Oxford (UK) Business Alumni is a Fellow of Harvard Business School USA (EEP) on “Global Economy” and a Fellow of NORAD and JICA. He is also the Hon. Consul General for the Republic of Fiji Islands in Sri Lanka and International Vice President of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers UK and Member of the Maritime Advisory Council appointed by the Minister of Ports and Shipping.