35-year career in maritime transportation qualifies Tissa Wickramasinghe to be considered one of Sri Lanka’s most eminent professionals in the field.
Currently General Manager Marketing & Commercial at Colombo International Container Terminals Ltd. (CICT), the only deep-water container terminal facility in the Port of Colombo, and at US$ 500 million the largest maritime infrastructure investment in Sri Lanka, his career encompasses 25 years in the Ports and Terminals industry, and 10 years with the British Merchant Navy.
A British-qualified Marine Engineer, he served for 10 years as General Manager of South Asia Gateway Terminals (Pvt) Ltd. (SAGT) the first public-private partnership project of the Port of Colombo, and as Director Projects in the Transport Sector, responsible for overseas port development business at Sri Lanka’s leading conglomerate John Keells Holdings (JKH), prior to joining CICT.
Tissa Wickramasinghe’s extensive experience in the Port and Terminal industry in the public and private sectors in Sri Lanka and overseas includes the negotiation of Public, Private Partnership (PPP) projects with state authorities and the establishment of new joint venture port projects under Public / Private Partnership schemes. He has the rare distinction of possessing knowledge, skills and working experience in the technical and operational aspects of port management as well as in marketing and commercial aspects.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science & Technology (UK) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (UK).