Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake is the Chairman/CEO of Aitken Spence Maritime, Logistics & Cargo and Director - Aitken Spence PLC. He was appointed to the Board of Aitken Spence PLC., in September 2009. Dr. Dissanayake is a former Chairman/CEO of Sri Lanka Ports Authority and also a former Chairman of state owned Jaya Container Terminals Ltd., and Sri Lanka Port Management Consultancy Services Ltd.
Dr. Dissanayake who serves on the UN/UNCTAD Panel as an expert on Ports & Shipping is a Past Chairman of the Central Advisory Council of Sri Lanka Transport Board and Past Co-Chairman of the Transport Cluster of the National Council for Economic Development which is under the Presidential Secretariat. He is a member of the Faculty Industry Consultative Board – Dept. of Transport & Logistics Management of the University of Moratuwa and Chairman of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce -Steering Committee on Ports, Shipping, Aviation and Logistics and Jt. Managing Director of CINEC Maritime and Management Campus. Dr. Dissanayake a University of Oxford Business Alumni is a Graduate of Harvard Business School Executive Education Programme on “Global Economy”.
He is also a Past Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and Past Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (Sri Lanka branch). He is a recipient of the Best Shipping Personality award conferred by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers; Contribution to society Award by PIMA of the University of Sri Jayewardenapura and Services Rendered to the Shipping Industry by Ceylon Association of Ships’ Agents.