McLarens Group Shehara de Silva named ‘Woman in Shipping’

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:10 AM Dec 6 2021

Recognising the immense contribution to the maritime sector and the dynamic leadership excellence, McLarens Group MD, Shehara de Silva clinched the ‘Woman in Shipping’ Award at the recent Maritime Standard Awards.

 De Silva created history by becoming the first woman Chairperson of the Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents (CASA), the voice of the shipping industry in Sri Lanka.

Held on 22 November at the World Trade Centre Dubai, the eight annual Maritime Standards Awards saw the participation of over 700 executives from across Asia, Europe and Middle East. This milestone event celebrates the achievements of some of the top performing personalities and companies in the shipping, ports and maritime industry sectors.

De Silva’s expertise, perseverance and direction continue to steer the group to reach greater heights. Earlier this year, De Silva was also awarded ‘Best Corporate Leader of the Year’ title at the Top 50 Professional and Career Women’s Awards.

The culture built around its shared values and philosophy over the many decades has made McLarens Group an ambitious, progressive and inspiring workplace. 

The Group was awarded the Gold Award under ‘Large Enterprise Category’ at the recently held Great Place to Work award ceremony 2021 and was also listed among the 70 best ‘large’ Workplaces in Asia earlier this year in addition to being featured among the country’s ‘Best Workplaces’ list by Great Place to Work in Sri Lanka for six consecutive years and inducted to its Hall of Fame last year.

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:10 AM Dec 6 2021

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