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Quebee Den’s Rohanthi meets global entrepreneurs

Rohanthi Wijewickrama
Rohanthi Wijewickrama

Young entrepreneur Rohanthi Wijewickrama, the Founder/CEO of Sri Lankan children’s products company, Quebee Den (Bellybees) was invited to participate at the 8th GES.

Her name was recommended and nominated by the Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce Sri Lanka (WCICSL), and selected by the US Department of State.

Quebee Den is a local consumer goods company with an emphasis on safe, healthy and convenient products for one’s home. Its mission is to re-invent the future with healthy and safe products that will uplift the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the industry, community and the world.

The company has built a powerful portfolio of niche brands such as ‘Bellybees’, which specialises in food and beverages with no preservatives and ‘Qbee’, a dedicated household product brand for non food items. Catering to all age groups, Quebee Den develops products dedicated to the baby, toddler, children and the entire family, becoming one of Sri Lanka’s top self-made brands to cater to the entire family, and making it available islandwide at supermarkets and grocery stores

Quebee Den has won several national awards including JCI’s Top Outstanding Young Persons of Sri Lanka award last year, as well as the Western Province’s Best Entrepreneur - Industrial and Manufacturing Sector this year and the Best Entrepreneur Award for 2016, both awarded by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka.

Quebee Den has also been recognised as the runner-up, and one of the ‘Top Fundable Companies’, at Venture Engine 2016 and a Women Entrepreneur Award and Best Women CEO Award in 2015.

Commenting on the success of Quebee Den, Wijewickrama said her company’s focus is on producing entirely natural and locally-sourced products, which enables her to offer sustainable products free of toxic chemicals.

Her commitment to a healthy world also emphasises on reaching out to underprivileged communities to help rebuild the next generation with healthy products. Ninety-fiver percent of her workers are women.

Ingredients are purchased, including vegetables and fruits mainly from women islandwide. She helps working mothers, by offering them organic and sustainable alternatives that are healthy and safe for children as well as financial freedom giving them an opportunity to pursue their own dreams.

“We are not only about putting a product on the shelf. We also want to ensure the livelihood of the next generation, and that our childrens’ generation, is preserved. That is truly what Quebee Den is all about,” CEO Wijewickrama said.