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Managing Director's Profile

Shanil Fernando obtained a first class Honors pass with a prize in Commercial Law for his Attorney at Law exam at Sri Lanka Law College, where he started the first Law students Human Rights Society in Sri Lanka. Presently he is the Managing Director, of a BOI approved foreign Joint venture World Express (CMB) Ltd, A Supply Chain and Logistics Management Company providing International Freight Forwarding and is one of the largest Trucking and, Custom House Agent company in Sri Lanka. The first company to submit (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange Customs Declarations to the BOI and Sri Lanka Customs.

Shanil obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and researched on “Electronic Data Interchange for Facilitation of International Trade & Multimodal Transport” which is now been implemented by the Sri Lanka Government. Shanil was involved in a NGO in taking Computer and English Literacy to the grass root level program in Sri Lanka.

Shanil followed postgraduate courses, at the University of London on a Commonwealth Scholarship and at The University of Texas in Dallas on Commercial Law and the University of Prince Edward Island Canada on Human Rights. Shanil was also awarded the Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship to follow a training course in South Asian Corporate Management in Tokyo Japan. His Power Point presentation on Human Resources development was judged the best presentation of all the participants at AOTS Japan.

While in London he completed his Solicitors final exam and is an Arbitrator at the ICLP Commercial Arbitration Center and obtained a diploma in Commercial Arbitration, and have appeared in international ICC Arbitrations and is the Deputy Secretary and Council Member International Chamber of Commerce ICC Sri Lanka Branch.

He is a registered Company Secretary and Partner handling Commercial Law and Arbitrations, at Anton Fernando Associates and Director of AFA Corporate Services Ltd, Corporate Secretaries and Strategic Management consultancy company.

Shanil was a member of the board of Urban Development Authority (UDA) and Peliyagoda Warehousing Co Ltd under the Ministry of Urban Development Government of Sri Lanka. and was a member of the steering committee of the Ministry. He was also a nominated member of the Investment Committee of the Employees Trust Fund (ETF).

He was a visiting Lecturer in Organization and Humana Resources Management and Electronic Commerce & Supply Chain Management. He is a certified trainer on Corporate Governance was trained by Commonwealth Association for Corporate Governance London. He is an old boy of St. Peters, and D.S. Sennanayaka College and captained the school athletic team for three years which won the Tarbot Shield thrice during his captaincy.

Shanil is the Sri Lankan Pepresentative for the International Multimode Transport Association in Geneva. He founded the Legal and Social Development Foundation as a NGO promoting Consumer, Environment Protection, Human Rights, E commerce & Logistics Management.

He was the President of the Postgraduate Institute of Management Professional Association Alumni of the Postgraduate Institute of Management of the University of Sri Jayawardanapura. He is the founder trustee of the PIM Professional Association Foundation created to grant scholarships to MBA Students and was the Past Vice President of The Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan and life member of the Bar Association, Corporate Lawyers Association and Organization of the Professionals Association of Sri Lanka. Exco Member of Association of Container Transports Association ACT and Association of Clearing and Forwarding Agents ACFA. Shanil was a recipient of the Achieves Award by the Post Graduate Institute of Management Professional Association University of Sri Jayawardanapura (PIMPA).