Eng. (Dr.) J L A Peiris - BSc (Eng), MBA, DBA, CEng, FIE (Sri Lanka), MIET (UK), MSOE (UK),FCMA (UK), FCMA (SL), FMAAT (SL).
Eng. (Dr) J L A Peiris is the current CEO/Executive Secretary of the IESL. He obtained his BSc .Eng. degree from the University of Peradeniya and his Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, Arizona, USA. He is a professional with multi-disciplinary professional qualifications. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Manager (UK), a Chartered Marketer (UK) and a Chartered Management Accountant (UK). He is a fellow of the IESL and also has corporate membership from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK) as well as the Institution of Plant Engineers (UK).
He has a wealth of experience in the private sector, having served in the past as the Chairman/Managing Director of Royal Fernwood Porcelain Ltd. Managing Director of Lanka Ceramic PLC, Managing Director of Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC and Works Manager of Brown & Co. Ltd. He is globally recognized as the person who was instrumental in taking Sri Lankan Porcelain brand names to the global markets.
He is the current non-Executive Chairman of National Institute of Exports and a Past President of the National Chamber of Exporters Sri Lanka. He is also the recipient of several prestigious awards which include the Entrepreneur of the Year, Sri Lanka, 2002 (Federation of Chambers of Commerce in Sri Lanka), Business Leader of the year, Sri Lanka, 2004 (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Sri Lanka Division) and Platinum award for Outstanding Professional Achievements, 2011 (Postgraduate Institute of Management Alumni).