A corporate affairs and communications professional from one of the world’s largest food and beverage multinationals has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Export Development Board (EDB) of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.
Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen yesterday appointed Nestlé Lanka PLC Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communication Bandula Egodage to the helm of EDB.
He will continue in his permanent position at Nestle Lanka. The new appointment follows the resignation of Janaka Ratnayake late last year.
Egodage, who has been with Nestlé Lanka PLC for the last 28 years, also has comprehensive experience in rural development (particularly in relation to dairy), exports (coconuts), external and public affairs and local and international government and regulatory engagement. He is a past student of Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda.
Also present during the occasion were EDB Director General Sujatha Weerakoon, Nestlé Lanka PLC MD Ganesan Ambalavanar, EDB Executive Director Dr. Yousuf Maraikkar and Ministry of Industry and Commerce Secretary Anura Siriwardena among others.