Our Team

A M Pandithage

Chairman

Appointed to the Board of Hayleys Advantis Group in 1981. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK). Honorary Consul of United Mexican States (Mexico) to Sri Lanka. Committee Member of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. Council Member of the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon. Member of the Maritime Advisory Council of the Ministry of Ports and Shipping. Member of the Advisory Council of the Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents. Member of the National Steering Committee on Skills Sector Development of the Department of National Planning.

Ruwan Waidyaratne

Managing Director

Joined Hayleys Advantis Group in 1985. Appointed as the Managing Director of Hayleys Advantis Group in April 2011 and an Executive Director of Hayleys PLC in April 2013. Vice Chairman of the Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents. Member of the Steering Committee on Ports, Shipping, Aviation and Logistics affiliated to the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

Ricky Barnett

SBU Head / Director

Joined Hayleys Advantis Group in 2003. Member of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, UK (CMILT) and Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK (MCIM).

Appointed a Director of Hayleys Energy Services in 2019 and as the SBU Head in 2015 functioning as the Head of the Energy Logistics (Oil & Gas) Division Hayleys Advantis Group with a demonstrated history of working in the Oil & Gas industry, Logistics, Aviation, Travel & Tourism, FMCG and CGI/Visualisations for the past 20 years with both local and expat placements.

Ibrahim Saleem

Director

An Industrial Economist with an MBA and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Nineteen years’ experience in the Shipping, Freight Forwarding, Bunkering, Chartering, Project & Energy Logistics sectors in Sri Lanka, India and Dubai. Appointed a Director of a subsidiary company in 2008. Appointed a Member of the Committee of Management of Hayleys Advantis Group in January 2015.

Upul Pieris

Director

Joined Hayleys Advantis Group in 1987. Appointed a Director to a subsidiary company in 2004. Appointed a Member of the Committee of Management of Hayleys Advantis Group in April 2007. Appointed a Director of the Hayleys Advantis Group in April 2009. Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Chas Charles

Director

A Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (UK) and a Charted Mechanical Engineer. Possess over 30 years of experience in the oil & gas upstream sector. Worked in the UK, USA, Africa, South Asia, Asia Pacific and Europe holding positions in top managerial levels. In 2008, retired from full time employment with Halliburton Inc., from the post of Vice President. Currently holds a board membership as Non-Executive director of EOC Ltd., Singapore

Sas Mahadeva

Director

Sas is a UK qualified accountant (FCCA) and has over 25 years’ experience in the UK real estate sector, specialising in acquisition and development of investments, funding structures, tax planning and investment strategies. He was previously one of the founder directors of a real estate asset management business in London and Zurich. Sas is founder and director of Stockwood Advisory Services in London and a consultant at Bushe Gower Chartered Surveyors in London. He also assists European companies with business development initiatives in Africa.

Sas graduated with a BA(Hons) in Accounting and Finance from Kingston University in 1985 and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1987. He trained with Messrs. McIntyre Hudson Chartered Accountants in London.