Independent Non-Executive Director
Saliya Wickramasuriya, a physicist by training, joined the upstream oil and gas industry in 1984, working for Schlumberger, the world’s largest oilfield services provider. Following 12 years on rigs as a Wireline Field Engineer, he held training, operations management, product development and marketing positions in the North Sea, Middle East, USA and West Africa. He was appointed Chairman/Director General of the Sri Lanka Board of Investment in 2004 and Chairman of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority from 2006 to 2008. He then served as Director General of the Petroleum Resources Development Secretariat, an institution tasked with developing Sri Lanka’s emerging oil and gas industry, from November 2011 to June 2017. Saliya currently serves as Co-Chair of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce National Agenda Committee for Energy and is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Ocean University and Board of Management of the Informatics Institute of Technology. Saliya holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Engineering Physics from Loughborough University, UK and through his various assignments, possesses extensive experience in a spectrum of technical and marketing disciplines as well as areas of strategy and national policy development.
Other principal appointments Director: RemediumOne (Pvt) Limited, Heritors Holdings (Pvt) Limited