Litro Gas Chairman wins ‘CEO of the Year’ title | Daily FT

  • Accolade at Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Awards 2020 hosted by World HRD Congress

Sri Lanka’s national provider of LPG, Litro Gas Lanka Ltd., was showcased on the international stage when its Chairman and CEO Anil Koswatte was awarded the ‘CEO of the Year’ at the Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Awards 2020 hosted by the World HRD Congress.

Anil Koswatte 

For the 15th consecutive year, The Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Awards has recognised and feted industry leaders for their exceptional leadership in empowering key stakeholders of their respective companies and the community.

One of the biggest HR award ceremonies in the world acknowledging dynamic business leaders across diverse sectors, the Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Awards were made on criteria set out by HR professionals and evaluated on core specialties and strengths within the HR sphere.

The award ceremony was held virtually on 24 November, due to the current global COVID-19 pandemic conditions.

Commenting on the award, Litro Gas Lanka Ltd. Chairman and CEO Anil Koswatte states that this award echoes the commitment and dedication of the management and employees at Litro Gas Lanka Ltd., whose contribution towards the company’s success, made it all possible.

“The Litro Gas Lanka team is powered by the support of our customers who make everything a possibility for us, our channel partners and our key stakeholders. As a customer-centric company, our focus is enhancing and improving the level of service and the product portfolio we deliver to our customers, thereby strengthening our core competencies as the industry leader.”

He further added that the company takes pride in being aligned with the Government’s National Policy Framework, ‘Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour’ (Saubhagyaye Dakma) in providing economic benefits to the people.

Several other key awards under various categories and segments were presented to leading Sri Lankan companies and their personnel, highlighting the impact made by Sri Lankan HR professionals in their respective industries.

As the island’s leading provider of LPG, Litro Gas has consistently undertaken a national enterprise of keeping over four million Sri Lankan homes supplied with cooking energy, while ensuring the supply of LPG to industrial operations and business entities across various sectors.

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the company contribute tremendously towards the economic upliftment of the people by mitigating rising global prices of LPG and maintaining lower prices for consumers thereby passing on a great economic benefit.

The combined efforts of the Litro Gas team and their exceptional dedication during the COVID-19 lockdown was globally recognised with the Argus/WLPGA Award for COVID-19 Resilience presented at the prestigious LPG industry Awards held recently.

The company operates a wide reach of over 13,000 points-of-sale, 1,500 home delivery hubs and a network of 37 distributors. Litro Gas maintains a dynamic presence that combines with a seamless service of supply throughout the island.

In addition, the company’s state-of-the-art storage and filling facility at Kerawalapitiya is recognised as one of Asia’s largest filling plants. Litro Gas operates a cylinder refurbishment, cylinder requalification and bulk customer LPG delivery hub in Mabima, Sapugaskanda. The company also manages a storage facility in Hambantota, giving it an edge in managing an efficient system of LPG delivery across the country.

With a market share of 76%, the company generates a turnover of Rs. 45 billion and operates in a unique position as a state-owned enterprise enriched with a multinational heritage.