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One of the most important aspects of a company is the group of authoritative figures steering the organization.The Team of Tea Trends Exports is under the guidance of the following managing personalities, who infuse light, means and strength to let our family like staff carry on with their responsibilities in a relaxed, dedicated environment.

Our Journey

I Deepti Naranpanawe entered the tea industry marketing pure Ceylon tea with a marketing and international business experience of 18 years. This company has been under my preview since inception in the year 2000. We specialize in tea bagging, packaging, bulk orders to many parts of the globe. We have gained a satisfied customer base with a wide range of customized products from budget product ranges to niche market products. With my vision to continuously gain market share our company has now groomed many personnel who thrive to create a competitive edge over competitors and seek an endless improvement process.

This company is equipped with modern machinery facilities to perform orders at internationally accepted standards. My key to this continuous improvement process is dedication towards investing on human capital and improving the production facility. I am honored to lead this team to date while completing my 34 years of experience in the marketing profession.

 

DEEPTI NARANPANAWE
MANAGING DIRECTOR

 

 

Following are our Board of Directors who are the backbone of the company.

Mr. Deepti Naranpanawe

Managing Director (Chairman)

Deepti boasts a career span of over 30 years in the field of marketing. Originating in 1982 when he became a part of the Maharaja Organization Ltd. (One of the largest conglomerates in Sri Lanka) as an executive.

 

Shortly afterwards he joined The Finance Co. Ltd. (which at the time had one of the greatest market shares among Finance Companies) in the year 1984. Within this period which began for him at the position of Business Promotion Officer he quickly experienced rapid advancements until he subsequently left the company while holding the post of Assistant General Manager.

In 1990 however he became a part of Ceylon Chocolates Ltd. a premium company that manufactures high quality chocolates and sugar confectionery in Sri Lanka. Throughout this time span is when he gained his extensive knowledge in Exports while holding the post of Exports Manager. He continued to work in this company attending many foreign trade fairs and gaining a comprehensive experience in working with foreign buyers.

 

Mr. Deepti decided to venture out into Export Marketing on his own in 1995 and he began his own companies which have product portfolios that include Trading, Tea Bagging, Export Marketing and many more. These privately owned companies hold a considerable market share in the Sri Lankan Tea Export Market and offer a vast range of products. He brings to the company a broad range of experiences from working in different industries and a wide range of markets. His management skills are flawless and his ability to handle any situation is incomparable.

Mr. Mindhika Jayawardena

BBA. (Australia), Masters in International Business (Australia), Masters in Commerce (Australia) – Director

Mindhika completed his Bachelor’s in Business Administration (2005) and worked for a short period of time as a Client Service Executive at The Neilsen Company. Promptly afterwards he began his higher studies in Melbourne (2006) and after his tenure in 2010, he graduated with a Masters of International Business and a Masters of Commerce. Mr. Mindhika’s qualifications have made him a massive asset in the modernization process of this company and the introduction of leading-edge methods. He has also implemented numerous types of marketing strategies, cost-effective technologies and improved communication to our foreign clients.

 

Since 2011 he has been a Director at Tea Trends exports overlooking Production, Finance and the Tea department. He handles a large portfolio of foreign clients catering to their personalized requirements.

15 YEARS OF DEDICATION

Associate Companies

Both pleasant and fit to drink anywhere in the world, we are geared take on new challenges in the future with the continuing sincerity of our loyal workforce, to give Pure Ceylon Tea to the world, with unmatched dignity and integrity.

Incorporated on 10th of December 1997

Tea Winds (Pvt) Ltd.

Contract packers of Tea Bags and packets with Constanta envelope tea bagging machines, Tea pot bagging machines and Maisa tea bagging machines which produce both naked and thermal seal tea bags.

Incorporated on the 5th of May 1997.

General Trading and Packaging (Pvt) Ltd

Suppliers of materials & machinery to the tea bagging industry in Sri Lanka. Local agents for Zwirnerei A.D.Wutach GmbH. Germany for tea bag cotton thread, Soro Ltd. UK for tea bag Alu-Wire & Uni-Clan Ltd. UK for Universal Pack tea pot bagging machinery.

Board of Management

Masters of International Business and a Masters of Commerce. Mr. Mindhika’s qualifications have made him a massive asset in the modernization process of this company and the introduction of leading-edge methods. He has also implemented numerous types of marketing strategies, cost-effective technologies and improved communication to our foreign clients.

Mr. S. Ravishankar

General Manager (Finance)

Ravi has a broad experience in Financial Management with a career span of over 26 years. He began in 1991 as a member of the Finance Team at Ceylon Tea Services (MJF Group – Dilmah) and then subsequently moved to the Middle East for six years working as a Senior Accountant for Khalifa Algosaibi Cold Stores which is recognized as one of the foremost marketing, logistics and distribution companies operating in the Middle East region. During this time period he gained an unparalleled knowledge in Finance and Accounting.

Mr. Ravi specializes in the management of funds, providing estimates of the costs of products and is extremely effective in coordinating with foreign and local banks. Since 2004 he has been a vital part of the Tea Trends Exports team and has contributed immensely as the General Manager Finance.

Mr. Maduranga Gajanayake

BSc. (Industrial Management) – General Manager Operations

In the year 2007 after finishing a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Management, Mr. Maduranga joined Loadstar (Pvt) Ltd as an aspiring trainee specializing in operations. After successfully completing his training he began work at Sri Ramco Lanka (Pvt) Ltd in the position of Management Trainee (Operations). In 2008 after completing another prosperous training course he joined MA’S Tropical Food Processing (Pvt) Ltd as a ambitious Management Trainee and soon afterwards he was promoted to a Executive(Logistics) gaining valuable experience in the field of Logistics.

Finally in the year 2011 he joined Tea Trends Exports initially in the capacity of an Operations Executive and was later promoted to the post of Assistant Manager Operations for his loyal and dedicated hard work.

Mr. Maduranga brings a priceless experience in Logistics of Exports as well as Imports and the conduct of coordinating with numerous service providers to ensure optimum efficiency and quality in meeting delivery deadlines. His broad knowledge of the Logistics industry also allows him to find the most cost effective method of delivery without compromising on our excellent of delivery quality standards.

Mr. Thushara Silva

General Manager Tea Department

Thushara Silva is an old boy of Christ King College with a proficient science background. He has also completed his Diploma in Computer Science. He has commenced his carrier in 1998 at MEH Industries; a subsidiary of Hemas Group of companies as a Trainee Tea Taster and with his unparalleled dedication. he has been promoted as a Tea Taster within the 17 years of experience in the industry.
He has gained a comprehensive knowledge in Tea Tasting and is valuation to cater to the Tea export industries challenging requirements. He then joined Tea Trends Exports (Pvt) Ltd. in 2013 as a Tea Manager and is currently involved in the process of blend development , blend matching , tea valuation and purchasing tea at the Colombo tea auctions to cater to countries around the Globe.

Mr. Sihala Siveranga

Manager Shipping

Sihala Siveranga is an old boy of Kirillawala Central College with a commerce academic background. He commenced his carrier at Ceylon Biscuits (Pvt) Limited and gained experience as a sale representative for 4 years. Then he joined Tea Trends Exports (Pvt) Limited in 2007 as a shipping and documentation executive. Then due to his continuous  dedication he was promoted to the capacity of Manager Shipping  Development in the year 2014.

Mr. Nishan Anurapriya

Accountant

He is an old boy of Bandaranayake College Gampaha. He is also a certified Business Accountant and qualified a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.

He commenced his carrier in the year 2006 at Tudor V Perera & Company as an audit supervisor. Then from 2010 to 2012. He was employed by Berandina Micro Finance Institute Guarantee Limited. Then 2012 he joined Transgulf (Pvt) Ltd. And he worked as Accountant from 2013 till 2015 at Island Seafood Exports.

Mr.Nishan is now working in our organization as an accountant handling accounting functions and many more key areas in the department.

Mr. Derrick Christiansz

Senior Production Executive

He is an old boy of St.Sylvester’s College Kandy and he commenced his carrier in year 1999 at Ceylon Tea Marketing as a Senior Quality Executive till 2004. He was employed by J.V.Gokal Ceylon (Pvt) ltd. As a Senior Quality and production Executive. Where he served from 2004 till 2015. Then he moved to Expo Lanka Teas (Pvt) Ltd. As a Senior Quality and Production Executive where he served from 2015 to 2016. He has now joined Tea Trends Exports (Pvt) Ltd.

He specializes in the field of tea bagging ,packeting and bulk packing. Mr.Derrick has also been specifically trained in ISO 9002, HACCP, SLSI 1266 and the beneficial Japanese 5S’s quality management system. In the day to day running of the business Mr.Derrick is responsible for the quality assurance of our products, Labour Management and production cycles. He is also the head of our product development team and is an invaluable member of our management team.

Mr.Hasitha Asanka

Quality Systems Co-ordinator

He is a proud recipient of a Bsc. Tea Technology and value addition. He has joined Tea Trends Exports in 2016 and has been constantly training in methods of quality assurance.

He has currently been trained by SGS, SLSI and Sri Lanka Tea Board in courses such as environmental Management, KROSHER first aid and fire prevention training. Mr.Hasitha is also in charge of maintaining the standards set for us for us by our various certifications such as HACCP and BRC. He also handles online quality checks, Blending/packaging quality checks, Factory Facility and compound quality checks. Mr.Hasitha is an important member of the team that guarantees the quality of our products and services on a daily basis while ensuring a hygienic and sterile environment to work in.

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