Bill McRaith and Shrihan Perera join Teejay Lanka board as independent directors

Teejay Lanka PLC has announced the appointment of two eminent apparel industry personalities, Messrs.Bill McRaith and Shrihan B. Perera as independent, non-executive directors, effective 1st March 2024.

Recently retired after an illustrious career of more than three decades in the global apparel and retail industries, Mr Bill McRaithwas, in his last appointment, Chief Supply Chain Officer at PVH Corp., the American clothing company that owns brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein.

Based at the company’s New York headquarters, he oversaw PVH’s global supply chain operations and was responsible for developing the global production structure, processes, manufacturing footprint and logistics network that serviced the needs of the company’s global retail and wholesale divisions. 

A native of Scotland and an Honorary Professor of Glasgow Caledonian University, MrMcRaith has also served as Senior Vice President of Global Sourcing at Wal-Mart, managing electronic, hardware, toys, and home furnishings supply chains; as Executive Vice President of Manufacturing, Sourcing and Product Development for Victoria’s Secret; and as Chief Supply Chain Officer – Intimates at Limited Brands.

He was previously a member of the Board of Directors of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) and currently serves on the F.I.T. International Trade & Marketing Advisory Board as well as an Industry advisor to O9 Solutions. Since his retirement from the corporate world, MrMcRaith has leveraged his manufacturing, supply chain and brand retail knowledge to support industry efforts on Climate and Environmental Impact while enabling profitable growth, preparing for future legislation.  As such, he acts as an advisor on Future-Proof Fashion.

MrShrihan Perera was the CEO of Teejay Lanka PLCfrom April 2018to December 2019 and retired fouryears ago. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants/CGMA, UK., and has a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering 2nd Class Upper Honors, from the University of Moratuwa.

He served as CEO of Brandix Apparel Solutions Limited from January 2010 to March 2018, and as National Finance Director of Unilever Sri Lanka Limited from April 2007 to December 2009.

Mr Perera currently serves as an independent director on the boards of Teejay Lanka Prints (Private) Limited,Teejay India Private Limited and Fintrex Finance Limited. He is also a consultant to and undertakes coaching assignments for Iceman Technologies Limited and Elegant Knitting International Limited.

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