Management Team

Andre Fernando – Chairman / Managing Director

A well-known industry expert with over 24 years’ experience in the transportation industry. Commenced his career working for Korean Air as a sales executive selling its passenger sales ex Sri Lanka and Maldives. Later he joined ocean carriers Transportation Maritima Mexicana (TMM) and New Zealand Orient Lines (NZOL). He was the founder Chairman/Managing Director of Expeditors Lanka Private Limited. Joined MAC Holdings Private Limited in 2003.

His family owns 100% shareholding of the parent company which has seven majority owned JV’s while the rest remain fully owned and have plans to open the 7th JV in India shortly. He is also the immediate past chairman & a member of the executive board of the Sri Lanka Logistics Providers Association and was an executive committee member of Sri Lanka Freight Forwarders Association in the years 2000 / 2001.

He is a life member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors and also has been an active member of the International Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka Shippers Council, Japan Sri Lanka Technical and Cultural Association, American Chamber of Commerce, European Chamber of Commerce (which he is the Chairman of the Market Access Team Tourism Committee – MAT). He is also a Committee Member of Hotel, Travel & Tourism Committee and Transport, Logistic and Domestic Aviation Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce. Andre serves as the President of the Greater Mekong Sub Region Business Council (Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and Laos) & Executive Committee member of Sri Lanka Singapore Business Council and Sri Lanka Philippines Business Council. He is also a member of Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE).

Prasaj Pathirana – Director / CEO

Functions as the Director/Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the overall operations of the group covering sales, administration, finance and operations. Previously employed at Expeditors Lanka Private Limited under Andre Fernando, assisting him in managing its global customers in the capacity of Manager – Customer service operations. Has over 15 years experience in the industry. Reports to Andre Fernando.

Harith Jayasuriya – Director / CMO

Functions as the Director / Chief Marketing Officer of MAC Holdings group and is responsible for the overall operations sales and marketing. Harith has a career spanning over 20 years in increasingly responsible roles in operational and marketing divisions of leading multinational companies. His core responsibilities would be to design marketing strategies and initiate new business development programs assisting the organization to broaden its horizon. He worked previously for Coats Thread Lanka Private Limited (a subsidiary of Coats Viela UK). Holds an MBA from University of Wales, UK and also a member of the chartered institute of marketing, UK.

Lalith Rohitha – Regional Director / CEO – Freight & Logistics Division

Rohitha possess vast knowledge and experience in the industry for having been able to gain work experience in all spheres of supply chain management. He commenced his career at Trico Freighters Limited and joined the local agency of  Evergreen Shipping gaining experience in operations, documentation and sales. His last assignment prior to joining us was at the ISC head office of Freight Links Intl Private Limited where he joined as an Asst. Manager Sales and was promoted at regular intervals for his dynamic contribution during a career spanning over 15 years. His last role at Freight Links was as its regional Vice President developing its agency network and opening of ISC offices in India, Maldives and Bangladesh. Rohitha would be responsible for the entire operation of our freight & Logistics division and develop its regional offices simultaneously.

Fayek Wafa – Director / C.E.O Projects & Strategic Investment

Fayek has being primarily in the IT and Technology sector spanning over 28 years and his last stint was with one of the renowned local companies in the industry, namely  Ewis  Group of companies, heading its projects division taking overall responsibilities of the unit. While Fayek was  primarily  involved  in  developing   the public  and private sector, he  was also responsible in handling  marketing communications(Advertising Agencies) and implementation of  ISO  9000 and boasts a rare feat of working closely  with global giants such as  IBM  World Trade organization & Microsoft during his illustrious career. Fayek  would work  closely with the Chairman  and rest  of the Board of Directors in designing and developing new business strategies with the objective of establishing the company’s presence in the segments of Renewable energy, Information Technology, infrastructure & Health. He possess a degree in IT from the National Institute of Business Management and Business administration from the University of Colombo.

Ruwan Brito – General Manager – Ship Agency Division

Functions as the General Manager of the Ship Agency Division and counts over 20 years of experience in the Shipping industry covering all aspects of operations. He commenced his career with the local agents of Evergreen Marine Corporation and reached the hierarchy of the company. He spearheaded the agency of Lloyd Triestino Lines which later became a part of the Evergreen Group.  Soon after, he was appointed the Owner’s Representative of Green Feeder Lines Ltd and oversaw the agency of Hartman Asia Lines (Singapore) simultaneously.  His last assignment was with Simatech (Simatech Shipping LLC, Dubai) as Deputy General Manager heading the agency in Sri Lanka. Ruwan will be heading the ship agency arm of MAC Holdings Private Limited and be responsible for the total functions of the company.

Ajith Kariyawasam – Manager Group Human Resources & Administration

Functions as the head of the Human Resources and Administration division and is responsible for the entire Human Resources and Administration functions of the group. Ajith possess a vast knowledge and experience in the fields of Human Resources, Administration, Social Compliance and Quality Management Systems in manufacturing & services industries with a career spanning over 15 years. Reports directly to Andre Fernando.

Chaminda Silva  – General Manager – Airline GSA Division

Chaminda has been  attached to the airline, aviation and travel industries across many countries, with a career spanning over 19 years. He has received his formal training in ticketing, reservation, sales and marketing and is qualified in Airline revenue management.  He started his career as a travel executive with Connaissance de Ceylan and later started his journey in the airline industry with Cathay Pacific Airways, attached to ticketing and reservations. He has played key sales and marketing roles in many airlines, such as Emirates, Malaysia Airlines & Qatar Airways attached to commercial.

He has gained international exposure while working alongside multi nationals and had the opportunity to educate himself on different cultures and communities, while working in the Maldives attached to SriLankan Airlines, as the ticketing and reservation manager and in Dubai, attached air charter service, a British private charter broker company also, most recently attached to the travel industry in the United Kingdom.

Stanley Samarakoon – General Manager, Freight & Logistics Division

Joined MAC Supply Chain Solutions private Limited in May 2011. He possess a vast knowledge and experience in freight forwarding and shipping and joined MAC with 20 years experience in related industries. His last assignment prior to joining us was at Agility Logistics Private Limited as its Senior Sales Manager, a position which he held for almost 05years in which his contribution was highly acknowledged for having expanded the clientele of the company under his leadership. While all product heads comes under his direct purview, he reports to the Regional Director/CEO of the sector.

Ishan Fernando – Manager – Finance – MAC Holdings

Functions as the Finance manager of MAC Holdings (Pvt) Ltd and is responsible for the overall financial functions of the group including its overseas offices in the region. He plays a key role in company’s finance management which includes providing in depth analysis and recommendations to the Board of Directors on viable investment opportunities. He possess a Bachelors Degree in Banking & Finance from University of London.  Diploma in Management Accounting in CIMA and is currently reading a MBA in project management in Cardiff Metropolitan University – Wales.

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