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Dilhan C. Fernando

CEO, Dilmah Tea and Trustee, MJF Foundation


A specialist in tea, ethics, and sustainability leading a family business in Sri Lanka

Dilhan C. Fernando is the younger son of Dilmah Tea Founder Merrill J. Fernando. He graduated from the London School of Economics and is CEO of Dilmah Tea, serving also as Chair of Global Compact Network Ceylon and Biodiversity Sri Lanka, the apex business for biodiversity and sustainability organisation in Sri Lanka.

He manages the Tea operations of the family’s MJF Group, focusing on reimagining tea for the 21st Century, and also oversees the work of the MJF Charitable Foundation and Dilmah Conservation in fulfilling his father’s philosophy of making business a matter of human service.

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