Eranda Kotelawala has been elected as vice-president for the southeast Asia and Oceania area of the Worldwide Affiliation of Ports and Harbors (IAPH).
Since 2017, Kotelawala has served because the CEO of the Solomon Islands Ports Authority, which oversees the 2 main ports and terminals at Noro and Honiara.
Kotelawala was Chief Working Officer of Fiji Ports Company Restricted, which included the ports of Suva, Lautoka, Levuka, Malau, and Wairiki between 2015 and 2017.
Kotelawala takes over for Jay Daniel R. Santiago, who completed off his time period as Basic Supervisor of the Philippine Ports Authority final summer season.
Kotelawala’s time period is anticipated to final till the IAPH 2023 Annual Public Assembly, when a brand new board might be established following a common election that can happen within the spring of 2023, in accordance with the phrases of the IAPH Structure.
Kotelawala earned his grasp’s diploma from Aberdeen Enterprise College in Scotland. He then targeted on enterprise course of re-engineering, gaining intensive experience on this space at numerous worldwide ports.
This included positions as a senior advisor to Transnet Port Authority in Durban, South Africa and the Port of Sultan Qaboos in Oman.
Solomon Islands Ports Authority have been just lately recipients of the IAPH 2022 Sustainability Award for Group Constructing on the IAPH World Ports Convention in Vancouver.
The port had an initiative that supported rural communities by offering renewable vitality for many who beforehand couldn’t entry any type of vitality throughout the Islands.