Gayani De Alwis (Co-Founder & Chairperson) Women In Logistics and Transport (WILAT) Sri Lanka
Gayani was the former Director, Customer Service responsible for supply chain and a Management Committee member of Unilever Sri Lanka LTD. During her 19 year tenure with Unilever locally and overseas, she has held senior management roles across many functions prior to her early retirement to start her own consulting and lecturing career.
She is an experienced supply chain professional who holds a MBA from Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) of University of Sri Jayewardenepura and MSc in Food Process Engineering from University of Reading, UK. She did her BSc Chemical Engineering undergraduate studies from University of Moratuwa. She is also a Certified Supply Chain Manager (CSCM) from ISCEA, USA.
Gayani Co-founded Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT) forum Sri Lanka and is the first Chairperson ofWiLAT. She is the Global Advisor for Mentorship for WiLAT. She is a Fellow of Institute of Supply and Materials Management(ISMM)and a Chartered member of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). She is a member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) and Organization of Professional Associations (OPA). She is also a Board of Advisor for AIESEC, theinternational student body in SL. She was recently awarded the “Women at the Helm Award for Most Outstanding Female Business leader of the Year” at PIMA National Management Awards and “Distinguished Mentor and Role Model Award” by WiLAT Nigeria for her pioneering efforts in leading mentorship program globally. Currently she is a Consultant to many leading blue chip companies and a visiting faculty member for postgraduate programs in leading local and foreign universities.