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Abans’ Managing Director receives Korean award

Managing Director of Abans, Behman (Tito) Pestonjee conferred the Order of Merit by the Government of the Republic of Korea last week.

This award not only represents Behman’s incredible body of work over the past few decades in the retail sector, but also acts as a powerful testament to the Abans Group’s significant role in the close bilateral relations between South Korea and Sri Lanka.

The event organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, took place on at the Grand Ballroom, Galadari Hotel last week.

“I am deeply honoured, humbled and grateful to receive this award from the Government of South Korea on behalf of myself, my family and my company. I have always taken pride in being associated with LG, which is one of the largest Korean multi-national companies in the world. LG has consistently been near and dear to the hearts of Sri Lankan consumers, due to the brand’s impressive quality, innovation and ingenuity.

“My company, Abans, has enjoyed a warm partnership with LG that exceeds over 30 years. At this point in our long relationship, Abans has become synonymous with LG in Sri Lanka,” said Mr. Behman Pestonjee upon receiving the award from Mr. Heon Lee, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea,” he said.

Having worked closely along with Mrs. Aban Pestonjee, the Founder and Chairperson of the Abans Group, for more than 30 years, Mr. Behman Pestonjee currently serves as the Managing Director of the conglomerate.

Qualified as a marine engineer, class 1 (D.O.T London), Mr. Behman served as Chief Engineer at the Ceylon Shipping Corporation prior to his tenure at Abans PLC.