GAC’s manager named CILT’s Young Manager of the Year

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    18 November 2015



Sri Lanka, 18 November 2015 – The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) has named GAC Sri Lanka Managing Director, Mahesh Kurukulasuriya its Young Manager of the Year. He was presented with the award by the institute’s Patron, HRH The Princess Royal at a ceremony attended by more than 500 professionals at the Lancaster London Hotel. 

Mahesh, who has demonstrated consistent success in decision making, management, innovation and professional development both in his current and previous roles, beat candidates from shipping, logistics, trade or transport planning companies around the world to win the award. His award was the only one presented to an individual or company from Sri Lanka.

Fredrik Nyström, GAC’s Group Vice President for Asia Pacific, says: “It is people like Mahesh who make a difference to the organisation. His upbeat and positive attitude is infectious, and he is one who leads by example. I have witnessed the contributions he has made since taking on the position of Managing Director of GAC Sri Lanka in the beginning of the year.”

“I am truly humbled and delighted to receive this award,” Mahesh says. “I would like to thank the entire GAC Sri Lanka team, as well as our partners the McLarens Group and my previous employers, for supporting me to achieve this success. A special word of appreciation to my mentor, McLarens Group MD Mr Rohan De Silva, for the opportunities he gave me.”

CILT’s Annual Awards recognise the achievement and encourage the highest standards and a professional approach to the practice of logistics and transport.