Ananda Hettiarachchy is a veteran chemical and mechanical engineer with over 30 years of experience in petro- chemical and activated carbon related industries. He is a Chartered Electrical and Chemical Engineer. Currently he serves as a board member for many government & corporate organizations including the National Science Foundation (NSF). He was the former Director Hayleys PLC/Managing Director of Haycarb PLC, which is one of the Asia Pacific’s largest activated carbon manufacturers. He was also the Managing Director of Puritas (Pvt) Ltd & Recogen (Pvt) Ltd and many overseas subsidiary companies of the group.