Para to address Terminal Operators Conference in HK
Aitken Spence Maritime Chairman and Aitken Spence PLC Director Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake has been invited to address the Terminal Operators Conference (TOC Asia) in Hong Kong, the most prestigious global event in the Ports industry, which will be held from 13 to 15 March 2012.
Amongst those who would speak at this Conference are Eva Cheng, Minister of Transport, Hong Kong Government; Juan Manuel Gonazalez, Managing Director, Asia Region – Hapag Lloyd; Sunny Ho –Executive Director, Hong Kong Shippers Council; Stephane Mazain – Asia Vice President, CMA CGM; Ken Chan – Deputy Managing Director, COSCO Pacific Ltd.; Kieran Ring – CEO, Global Institute of Logistics; and Simon Moore – CEO, DP World London Gateway, to name a few.
Dr. Dissanayake is also a member of the expert Advisory Group of Terminal Operators Conference (UK).
Dr. Dissanayake pioneered commercial maritime education in Sri Lanka as the first Secretary and a Past Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (Sri Lanka Branch).
Dr. Dissanayake who has served on the UN/UNCTAD Panel as an expert on Ports and Shipping has in the past held the positions of Chairman – Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Chairman – Jaye Container Terminals, Chairman – Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. He is also the past Chairman of Central Advisory Board of the Sri Lanka Transport Board and co-Chairman of the Transport Cluster of the National Council for Economic Development.
He is a member of the Faculty Industry Consultative Board – Department of Transport & Logistics Management of the University of Moratuwa and Chairman –Steering Committee on Ports, Shipping, Aviation and Logistics of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. He is a University of Oxford Business Alumni and has also successfully completed an Executive Education program on ‘Global Economy’ at Harvard Business School in Boston.
Dr. Dissanayake is a recipient of the Best Shipping Personality award conferred by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and Contribution to Society Award by PIMA of the University of Sri Jayawardenapura and Services rendered to the Shipping Industry by Ceylon Association of Ships’ Agents.