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Gayathri Karunanayake heads WiLAT

Executive Committee of Women in Logistics and Transport – 2019/20Secretary re-elect Amra Zareer, proposing the Felicitating the outgoing Chairperson
Executive Committee of Women in Logistics and Transport – 2019/20Secretary re-elect Amra Zareer, proposing the Felicitating the outgoing Chairperson

The 6th Annual General Meeting of the Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT) was held at the Auditorium of the National Chamber of Commerce and Gayathri Karunanayake (CMILT) was appointed as the new chairperson for the year 2019/20.

Gaaythri takes the helm from the outgoing Chairperson of WiLAT Dhashma Karunaratne and will be responsible to execute WiLAT’s advocacy initiatives whilst working closely with its parent body, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) & Global WiLAT Forum.

Gayathri has over 14 years work experience in field of Supply chain and was the former Logistics Manager of Unilever Sri Lanka LTD responsible for the End to End Logistics function managing five distribution centers with dedicated 3PL logistics teams spread around the region.

She is also a process champion in SAP and ERP implementation and is an expert in process development for Logistics Operations. She is currently heading the 3PL business unit at Spectra Logistics (Pvt) LTD.

Anoma Ranasinghe, Niroza Gazzali and Maithree Attanayake were elected as the Vice chairpersons whilst Amra Zareer was re-elected as the Secretary and Manajri Nigamuni was elected as Treasure for WiLAT for the year 2019/20.

The outgoing Chairperson, Dhashma Karunaratne will serve as the immediate past chairperson and Gayani De Alwis will continue in the capacity of Advisor for WiLAT Sri Lanka.

Dhashma Karunaratne, outgoing Chairperson, said that she hopes, WiLAT Sri Lanka will continue the efforts under the four strategic thrust namely mentorship, leadership, entrepreneurship and empowerment.

She added that at a time when WiLAT Sri Lanka is in a very strong position, she is confident that the new committee under the able leadership of her successor would be able to translate vision and strategy in to world class execution and bring together all females in the Logistics & Transport Industry to create value to the economy.

The new Chairperson Gayathri Karunanayake concluded by pledging to make WiLAT Sri Lanka the shiniest diamond in the WiLAT global crown and mentioned she would work towards investing in young women professionals to encourage them in leadership and empowerment and help to set good foundation for future progress of women in the logistics, transport and supply chain industry.WiLAT is the women’s forum of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and is part of an ever expanding global network. 


 

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