Board of Directors

YSHAN FERNANDO – Managing Director

YSHAN FERNANDO

Auctioneer/Broker, Tea Taster and Valuer. 32 years experience in the Tea Trade. 
Commenced career at Messrs Eastern Brokers (Pvt) Ltd in December 1981 as a trainee in tea and coconut brokering. He served as Director Tea of Eastern Brokers (Pvt) Ltd for a period of 7 years prior to joining Forbes & Walker Ltd in August 1998. He was appointed a Director of Forbes & Walker Ltd and Managing Director of Forbes & Walker Tea Brokers (Pvt) Ltd. on 1st April, 1999.

During his career he has held appointments as Chairman, Colombo Brokers Association, Panel Member, Sri Lanka Tea Board and Panel of Surveyors, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. 

 

DILAN POLONOWITA - Director

DILAN POLONOWITA
Auctioneer/Broker, Tea Taster and Valuer. 26 years experience in the Tea Trade. 
Commenced career with Messrs Bartleet & Co. in October 1987 as a Trainee Tea Broker. Joined Forbes & Walker Tea Dept. in August, 1990. Was appointed a Director of Forbes & Walker Tea Brokers (Pvt) Ltd in February 1998. During his career he has held appointments as Tea Convenor of the CTTA and a Panel Member of the Sri Lanka Tea Board.
 
 


AZIM AZAAIN – Director  

AZIM AZAAIN
Auctioneer/Broker, Tea Taster and Valuer. 21 years experience in the Tea Trade.
Commenced employment at Forbes & Walker Ltd. on the 2nd of October, 1992 as a Management Trainee attached to the Tea Department. Appointed to the Board of Forbes & Walker Tea Brokers (Pvt) Limited on 1st February 2003.
 
 
 
 
 

SHARADA SOSA – Director Finance

SHARADA SOSA

 

 

 

 

 

SAMAN MUNASINGHE - Director

SAMAN MUNASINGHE

Estate Manager, Visiting Agent, Manufacturing Advisor. 36 years in the tea trade.
Commenced employment in 1977. Worked as an Asst Superintendent/Superintendent on several estates managed by Janatha Estate Development Board. Joined Thalawakelle Plantation in 1992 as a Manager / Visiting agent. Also serves as an key consultant to Coca Cola -Central Europe, Eurasia and Middle East. Joined Forbes & Walker Limited in February 2001, as a Manufacturing Consultant. Advises Tea Factories on quality manufacture, machinery maintenance, cash flow management and cost control etc. 
 
 
In addition also advises Smallholders on updated agricultural practices and related issues such as shear/mechanized harvesting. Appointed to the Board of Forbes & Walker Tea Brokers (Pvt) Limited on 1st February 2003
 
 

About F&W

Forbes & Walker was set up in 1881 as a partnership between James Forbes and Chapmen Walker. Although there is no actual record of the date on which it was established the very first cash book, still in the possession of the Finance Director, indicates the brokerages were earned from 1st August 1881. In Sir Thomas Villiers' book “Mercantile Lore” the date of establishment of Forbes & Walker has been put down      Read More...

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