Colombo Dockyard has appointed Thimira S. Godakumbura as the new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the company to take over from D.V Abeysinghe who recently stepped down after seven years in the post. Godakumbura was previously the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the company and has more than 22 years of experience in different capacities, starting as a trainee engineer in 2000.
Making a special address at the AGM which confirmed the appointment Godakumbura paid tribute to the extensive support received from the yard’s parent company Onomichi Dockyard and its chairman, Hideaki Tanaka.
A statement from CDL said: “With his industry exposure and pragmatic leadership style Colombo Dockyard is in steady hands to face the upcoming challenges in the global markets and to guide the company ensuring delivery excellence and growth meeting the expectations of the shareholders, employees, and the maritime industry. “ Outgoing managing director and CEO Abeysinghe will continue to serve the company as an executive nominee director on the board.