Sri Lanka’s John Keells (JKL) gets new CEO

Oct 07, 2015 (LBO) – Hishantha G R De Mel has been appointed Acting Chief Executive of John Keells PLC, a subsidiary of John Keells Holdings, from 01 October 2015, the Colombo Stock Exchange said in a statement.

Former CEO Sudath Chaminda Munasinghe resigned with effect from October 1 2015.

De Mel joined the Company in 2002 as an Executive then was promoted to Assistant Manager in 2005 and later appointed as Head of Marketing, Assistant Vice President of John Keells Holding in 2013.

He holds a MBA from the University of Southern Queensland and is an Associate member of the Institute of Charted Mannagement Accountants.

John Keells PLC has businesses in tea and rubber commodity broking, warehousing and stockbroking.