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GRI appoints Mr Thanuja Samaranayake as Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Posted on 07 March 2024

GRI announced the appointment of Mr Thanuja Samaranayake as its new Chief Operating Officer, effective March 1, 2024. With over 22 years of experience specializing in operational excellence and sustainability leadership, Mr Thanuja brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his new role at GRI.

As an accomplished Global Operations Strategist & Sustainability Leader, Mr Thanujahas a proven track record of driving revenue growth, enhancing supply chain resilience, and achieving sustainability goals across diverse industries.

"Thanuja'sappointment as Chief Operating Officer underscores GRI's commitment to operational excellence and sustainability," remarked Dr. Mahesha Ranasoma, CEO of GRI. "His extensive experience and proven leadership will be invaluable as we continue to innovate and drive growth."

The impressive professional journey includes significant roles at esteemed organizations such as Ansell Health Care Ltd, Ansell Textiles Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Fonterra Brands Lanka, and Singer PLC in Sri Lanka. His contributions have played a pivotal role in driving organizational success and fostering a culture of engaged innovation.

"I am thrilled to join GRI as Chief Operating Officer and be part of a forward-thinking organization committed to sustainable practices," saidThanuja Samaranayake. "I look forward to working closely with the team to streamline operations and contribute to GRI's continued success."

MrThanuja holds an MSc in Sustainability Management from the University of Bedfordshire and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification from TQMI Colombo. He is actively involved in various professional affiliations, including serving on the Curriculum Development Committee for NVQSL and collaborating with the Sri Lanka Army for Social Development Initiatives.

"We are excited to welcome Thanuja to the GRI team," said Prabhash Subasinghe, Managing Director of GRI. "His dedication to optimizing operations and commitment to sustainable practices will further strengthen our organization as we continue to lead the way in the Specialty Tire industry."

MrThanuja Samaranayake's appointment as Chief Operating Officer marks an exciting new chapter for GRI, as the company continues its mission to deliver innovative and sustainable tire solutions to customers worldwide.

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