John Keells Group

John Keells Group 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 Chairperson

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.

The objective of the FastTrack internship programme has always been to engage closely with those who have the potential to be future corporate leaders in Sri Lanka and provide undergraduates from local and foreign universities, the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the diverse career opportunities within the Sri Lankan corporate sector. This year as well, despite the challenges, we are committed to showcase how companies like ours not only provide respectful and inclusive workplaces, but also contribute to our economy, drive innovation and sustainable businesses, and empower our communities.

We wish you the best of luck!
Krishan BalendraChairperson
John Keells Group

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