Integrated Annual Report 2022/23

Senthilnathan Shanmugam

Group CEO – EFL Global

Senthilnathan Shanmugam has been an instrumental force in EFL’s rise to becoming a global supply chain giant. With a career spanning over 35 years, he joined EFL in 1996 as the Founder and Managing Director of EFL India, which he built into one of the leading freight operations in India and one of EFL’s largest logistics networks in Asia. In 2012, Senthil was appointed as Chief Operating Officer for the Group, where his guidance ushered the Company into the digital age and helped EFL become one of the top 25 logistics companies in the world.

Today, as Group CEO, Senthil oversees the centralised management and operations of over 39 countries and over 2,900 employees. Senthil is committed to developing the future of the industry by sharing his knowledge to mentor the next generation of leaders across the EFL Group, and is dedicated to various philanthropic and social projects within the community. His journey is an inspiration to logistics and supply chain professionals at EFL and beyond.

Mushtaq Ahamed

Director – Group Finance

Mushtaq Ahamed is an Associate Member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA) Sri Lanka and Chartered Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Honors degree in Business Administration (Finance Special) from University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka and also holds an MBA from University of Colombo. He has over 20 years of professional experience in financial reporting, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, governance, general administration and legal functions in number of different industries.

He has been instrumental in transforming and providing leadership to the corporate finance function of the Group and has steadfastly undertaken several roles in facilitating the growth of Expolanka to its current position. Undertaking the IPO process in taking Expolanka from a privately held enterprise to a listed entity, providing strategic direction and support in several corporate restructure initiatives and being at the forefront of various stakeholder engagements in uplifting Expolanka’s profile and position are amongst his many notable achievements.

Shantanu Nagpal

Chairman – Investment Committee, Expolanka Holdings PLC and Non-Executive Director, EFL Global HQ (Pvt) Ltd.

Shantanu Nagpal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford (Chevening Scholar) and holds an MBA from INSEAD in France (Misys Scholar). He has been engaged in asset management and the equity research industry for over 20 years, gaining an extensive knowledge and experience by working as a Portfolio Manager for entities in Singapore and London such as UBS Asset Management, Ellerston Asset Management and Brevan Howard Asset Management.

He is a Co-Founder of Bluestone Capital (Pvt) Ltd., a Private Equity firm based in Sri Lanka.

Chris Robeson

Chief Operating Officer – Asia

Chris Robeson is the Chief Operating Officer of EFL Global’s Asia Region. He has spent over 30 years in logistics, operations, and project management roles across the Asia Pacific and Americas regions, with a notable focus on the development of solutions that deliver speed-to-market for specialty retail products. He has held Board positions on the Columbus roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, and has provided insights and expertise as a guest lecturer at Miami University of Ohio and The Ohio State University. He also is a former member and speaker of the Hong Kong chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce.

Evan Rosen

President – Americas Region, Global Chief Commercial Officer

Evan Rosen is the President – Americas Region and Global Chief Commercial Officer of the EFL Global organisation. He is a supply chain and logistics leader with over 25 years of experience across the international supply chain industry. Having lived and worked in various supply chain roles from the Asia Pacific to the Americas, he acquired a truly global understanding of the shipping community. Over the last five years, he has contributed to the tremendous growth and global expansion of the organisation. A key decision maker, he has a proven track record of customer acquisition and retention, successful commercial delivery, and creating value throughout supply chains.

Saif Yusoof

Managing Director – Expolanka Freight, Classic Travel and ITX360

Saif Yusoof currently serves as the Managing Director of Expolanka Freight Pvt, Logistics Park, ITX360, Peri Logistics, Oki Doki & Classic Travels. He started his career as a Supply Chain Analyst and has over 15 years’ experience in Freight & Logistics. 

Saif attended the Business Studies Programme at Sunway College, Malaysia soon after High School.

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialisation in Integrated Supply Management from the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University, USA. He has also participated in Executive Education Programmes at the Indian School of Business, Harvard, MIT and INSEAD.

Kanishka Wijesinghe

Managing Director – EAM

Kanishka Wijesinghe is a qualified Airline Marketing professional certified by IATA. He has obtained certifications in Airline Management, Marketing, Sales, Operations, Customer relations and in Human relations with several International Airlines. He holds a Fellow (FCMI) Membership award status – Charted Management Institute CMI – UK and Fellow (FSCM) Membership award status- Institute of Supply Chain Management IoSCM-UK. He is also a Certified International Supply Chain Professional (CISCP – USA ). He has over 35 years’ experience in the Airline industry and was a former President of the Sri Lanka Airline Cargo Association (SLACA)

Shiham Imamudeen

Chief Executive Officer – Classic Travel (Pvt) Ltd.

Shiham Imamudeen is the CEO of Classic Travel – the Spearhead of the Expolanka Leisure Group Cluster. His Industry Experience spans over 25 years and has greatly transformed processes at Classic Travel over the past 10 years. His Accounting Background and drive for innovation has paved the way for many company accolades in Business Excellence and Employee Experience. He is a participant of the “enterprise Leadership for Transformation” programme awarded by the National University of Singapore. Through his expertise in strategic planning and technology, he established a new scope to the leisure group by automating finance processes, streamlining operational workflows, implementing internal compliance and risk management, and initiating Company-wide welfare programmes to enhance employee experience.

Silmy Ahamed

Chief Executive Officer – ITX360

Silmy Ahmed carries 27 plus years of experience in the IT industry with 15 plus years of senior managerial experience, of which he served over 6 years as Chief Executive Officer of a highly reputed information technology organisation. He has also held Board level positions in other reputed organisations in Sri Lanka. He has a reputation for achieving corporate growth and profitability through visionary leadership, strategic direction, and an ability to develop high performing teams.

He played an important company role in setting the stage for transforming the Company to a customer centric, solutions based organisation company, whilst playing a significant impact on growing the Company’s revenue and profitability ratio. He is also leading the charge of fulfilling the potential of ITX as an independent, full-fledged technology company that will be geared to offer solutions in Sri Lanka and the region.

Corporate Governance

Risk Management