Chief Specialist - Engineering, HIPG

Datta Gunasekara has been associated with the maritime industry for over three decades. Upon graduation from the University of Peradeniya he joined Sri Lanka Ports Authority in 1983; a watershed moment in the epic growth of Port of Colombo into the Hub Status. In a career spanning 35 years he was closely associated with numerous port projects, successfully executed under challenging circumstances. Apart from Engineering Management of Ports he been closely involved in Corporate Governance at the premier maritime body in Sri Lanka. Upon his retirement as the Additional Managing Director of the Ports Authority last year, Datta joined Hambantota International Port Group and is serving HIPG currently in the capacity of Chief Engineering Specialist. He is a Chartered Engineer by profession and a keen student of emerging trends in the maritime sector.