Sri Lanka export agency under Nestlé executive

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June 11, 2013 (LBO) – A senior executive of Nestlé, a Swiss-based food group company has been appointed chairman of Sri Lanka’s state export promotion agency, the ministry of commerce said. Bandula Egodage, vice president, corporate affairs at Nestlé Lanka Plc has was formally made chairman at a ceremony at Export Development Board’s office in Colombo on June 11.

The ministry said Egodage, a 28-year veteran at Nestlé had experience in rural development particularly dairy, exports (Nestle Lanka exports coconut milk products), public affairs and local and international regulatory engagement.