Mahesh Wijewardene - CEO, Singer | Sunday Observer

Mahesh Wijewardene - CEO, Singer

Mahesh Wijewardene
Mahesh Wijewardene

Singer (Sri Lanka) Plc appoints Mahesh Wijewardene as the Chief Executive Officer

Mahesh was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Company in July this year and has been at Singer for 22 years. He was appointed as an Alternate Director to the Singer Board in 2006.

Mahesh joined Singer in November 1996 as Materials Manager at the Piliyandala Factory, and was promoted as Commercial Manager in 2001. He was transferred to the management office of Singer (Sri Lanka) and took over the Commercial Division one year later. He was promoted to Key Management as Commercial Director in 2005 and was appointed Director – Marketing & Commercial, in charge of marketing functions in 2013 and as from 2016, as Director – Sales & Commercial.

Mahesh was selected as Singer Group’s Best Executive of the Year in 2001 and was Runner-up – Most Valuable Player of Singer Asia in 2014, awarded only to one key manager within all of Singer Asia.

Mahesh holds an MBA from the University of Southern Queensland where he received the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement.

Mahesh has a Diploma in General Management from the Open University of Sri Lanka and was a past Chairman of ‘Imports Section – Ceylon Chamber of Commerce’.