From left: CMG Chairman and Managing Director Sashi Rajamahendran, Group Director/COO Nedra Weerasinghe, Group Director/CEO Sunil Kanojia and Group Director/COO S.C. Weerasekera
The Group is broad basing its decision-making processes to give more opportunity for career growth at all levels of its management structure. In line with that, two new positions have been layered in, with Group Directors Nedra Weerasinghe and S.C. Weerasekera, both appointed as Group Director/Chief Operating Officer (COO) to helm the Group’s Industrial and Retail/Strategic Business hubs respectively.
CMG Chairman Sashi Rajamahendran says apart from laying a strong emphasis on recognizing the sustained achievement of its people from time to time, the Group believes in blending its expertise across the Group’s multiple businesses.
“This allows for maximum synergistic benefits to them as well as the Group. Nedra and Shan are two Group Directors on the main Board, involved in handling operations. They have served the Group with panache and have handled two of the most important business hubs over the past several years. We believe the specific portfolios assigned to them under the new positions will give them the impetus to further grow the business.”
Effective 23 June 2022, Weerasekera will be Group Director/COO of CMG’s Industrial Hub, continuing to give leadership and grow business for S-Lon, PE+, Kevilton, Kansai Lanka and Herrero. Weerasinghe will be the Group Director/COO heading the Group’s retail hub and strategic business initiatives. While the retail segments of the Group are relatively new, it is a key area of focus for the future expansion and development of the Group. CMG Group Director/CEO Sunil Kanojia will continue to lead all CMG operations and he will guide both Shan and Nedra in their new roles.
The media company which has organically grown in the last 30 years is also being restructured to ensure better clarity and focus in the news and entertainment business. Chevaan Daniel, who is currently the Group Director in charge of News First, will also now provide leadership to MTV Channel Ltd. “The current situation in the country requires all of us to be agile and receptive to change. We as a Group, throughout our 90 years of existence have faced many adversities and overcome them with fortitude and innovative thinking. In facing today’s crisis which is not only local but spreading across the globe, we need our leaders to be closer to the ground, and respond intelligently and appropriately to the changes that can come very fast and even be devastating at times.
“This is not a time to be relying only on our standard operating procedures but to be creative in our approach. I am confident the management restructuring will get CMG ready for the next level of growth and wealth creation,” says Chairman Rajamahendran.
The Group with its ‘Employees First’ ethos is moving boldly to its next phase in the ever-changing business environment.
July 4, 2022