Mr. Rohan De Silva has over forty years of experience in management in the mercantile and government sectors. He is a specialist in shipping, marine, aviation and hotels business processes with a vast knowledge in the implementation of pioneering business ventures and the innovation of professional services in the mercantile sector.
Mr. De Silva is currently the Chairman of the McLarens Group of Companies, one of the biggest diversified conglomerates in Sri Lanka. He also holds the title of Honorary Consul of the Republic of Namibia in Sri Lanka. Mr. De Silva is a member of both the Ceylon Association of Ships Agents Advisory Committee and the Advisory Council on Ports, Shipping and Maritime Affairs of the Ministry of Ports & Shipping. He is also a Director of Sri Lanka Telecom. In the past, he served as a Director of the Road Development Authority and as a member of the Presidential Task Force to formulate Shipping Policy.
Mr. De Silva has received several awards recognizing his services and contribution to the Sri Lankan Shipping Industry including a special award at the Colombo International Maritime Conference 2015 and special recognition as a ‘Shipping Personality’, by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, UK — Sri Lanka Branch. He was also awarded the “Central Bank Governor’s Challenge Trophy — 2012” for Global Commerce Excellence. Mr. De Silva is an avid sportsman who has excelled in both Motor Racing and Badminton at the local and international level. He also supports and sponsors many Badminton and Motor Racing Tournaments in Sri Lanka and contributes to the development of these sports in the country.