John Keells Holdings PLC

John Keells Holdings PLC is Sri Lanka’s largest listed conglomerate in the Colombo Stock Exchange. From managing hotels and resorts in Sri Lanka and the Maldives to providing port, marine fuel and logistics services to IT solutions, manufacturing of food and beverages to running a chain of supermarkets, tea broking to stock broking, life insurance and banking to real estate, we have made our presence felt in virtually every major sphere of the economy. Since our modest beginnings as a produce and exchange broker in the early 1870s, we have been known to constantly re-invent, re-align and reposition ourselves in exploring new avenues of growth.

We are a full member of the World Economic Forum and having issued Global Depository Receipts on the Luxemburg Stock Exchange, we were the first Sri Lankan company to be listed overseas. As a Member of the Global Compact – the United Nations-sponsored international corporate citizenship initiative, we are also committed to sustainable development and greater social responsibility, in a multi-stakeholder context.

Message from the Chairman

Over our 150-year history, John Keells Group has maintained our position as a business leader, a sought-after employer and a responsible corporate citizen, through our agility in leadership, strategy and culture. Our strength has always been the dynamism and diversity of our people, who enable the Group to evolve and adapt in a volatile socio-economic climate, to continuously develop our processes, products and services to meet emerging consumer trends and to also address important social issues in our communities.

Over the years, the FastTrack internship programme has enabled us to meet and engage closely with our future corporate leaders - undergraduates from local and foreign universities, and this year will be no different! Together with our partners, we look forward to giving you the opportunity to network with industry experts and add value to the partner organizations through the projects assigned during the 6 weeks. We are confident that this internship will provide you with first-hand experience of the career opportunities in the Sri Lankan corporate sector and how you can contribute towards improving our economy, driving innovation and empowering our Nation.

We wish you the best of luck!
Krishan BalendraChairman
John Keells Holdings PLC

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