GRI appoints Dr. Mahesha Ranasoma as CEO
9 July 2018
GRI is a leading producer of Specialty Tires from Sri Lanka with offices in six countries and sales in over 50 countries around the world. We produce high-performance Agriculture, Construction and Material Handling Tires GRI’s state-of-the-art factory is the largest in Sri Lanka to produce specialty tires and the first to produce radial agriculture tires.
Technological innovation, engineering strength and operational excellence have powered GRI with rapid growth to become a leader in specialty tires. To further advance GRI and take it to its next level of success, GRI has appointed Dr. Mahesha Ranasoma as its CEO, with effect from 23 rd July 2018.
GRI’s Chairman, Mr. Harris Premaratne said, “It is with utmost pleasure that we welcome Dr. Ranasoma to our team, I believe that a prosperous future is ahead of us and together we will strive to new heights.” Dr. Mahesha Ranasoma served as Managing Director of Dipped Products PLC for a period of over 8 years. He is on the Board of Directors of Hayleys Plc and prior to this appointment, he served as the Country Chairman and Managing Director of Shell Gas Lanka Limited and Shell Terminal Lanka Limited. Dr. Ranasoma has over 6 years of Research & Development as well as teaching experience as a senior university lecturer in Civil/Costal Engineering at the Open University of Sri Lanka. He is versed in Environmental Management and was an active Consultant for major private sector and donor funded projects in Sri Lanka.
Dr. Ranasoma holds a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from the University of Peradeniya, an MBA from the University of Wales, UK along with a PhD specializing in Coastal Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK. “GRI is exceptionally proud to have Dr. Mahesha Ranasoma on our leadership board, his immense vigor and business acumen will support GRI in exceeding our goals”, states Managing Director of GRI Mr. Prabhash Subasinghe.