APEA Recognizes PCH Chairman S.H.M Rishan for Entrepreneurial Excellence Mr. S.H.M Rishan, the Chairman of PC House PLC the leading ICT solutions provider to the nation, has been presented the coveted Outstanding EntrepreneurAward at the annual Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards organized for Sri Lanka by Kuala Lumpur based organization, Enterprise Asia. This accolade, which is recognized on a national and regional level, recognized the trailblazing efforts of Mr. Rishan and his significant entrepreneurial achievements.
The development of PCH from a micro-scale, single proprietor business into the diverse trendsetting corporate entity that it is today is in itsel a testament to the entrepreneurial skills of Mr. Rishan. Further PCH’s diversification into various fields including ICT products, services & solutions, mobile handsets, GPS navigational systems and setting new standards in the industry by island-wide branch expansion and introduction of IT Super Store concept to the local market by establishing of its flagship showroom chain “PCH 9 to 9 super stores” and competing effectively with local and international corporate powerhouses is a hallmark of the innovative entrepreneurial strategy being adopted, allowing PCH to achieve the necessary biennial accumulative turnover of over 50 million US$ through tenacity and novelty making Mr. Rishan eligible for this award.
PC House PLC was originally established in 1997 and during its short tenure in the industry fledged in to a Group of companies which offers a complete product portfolio in ICT, including ICT products, services and solutions. In 2005 he embarked a journey in investing in diversified businesses by establishing PC Pharma, an organization destined to promote health to the nation. Taking the benefits of this profitable organization to the investor public, he took the organization to the Colombo Stock Exchange. A Majority stake buyout by him of Orient Garments PLC saw his strategic venture in to the prospering Apparel sector while a premeditated entry to Activated Carbon was witnessed when he brought over Biecolink Carbons Lanka Private Limited, Sri Lanka’s second largest activated Carbon producer and exporter.
He also formed PCH Holdings, an investment and consultancy driven holdings organization to which Biecolink, Orient Garments and PC Pharma are now subsidiaries of. The title of Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year is open to individuals who have steered a business that proves perseverance, tenacity and continued innovation and diversification, while positively responding to competition, environmental factors and adverse situations. This must be a benchmark for positioning themselves as leaders in their respective industries and fields, inspiring future entrepreneurs.
Commenting on receiving the award, Mr. S.H.M Rishan said, “It is indeed a privilege to be recognized with this award for entrepreneurship amongst a host of candidates from a multitude of fields. It is a testament to the adaptability and diversification process that has made PCH the growing corporate entity that it is today. This award recognizes entrepreneurial excellence and seeks to give benchmarks and role models for future entrepreneurs; it is indeed an honor to be counted among corporate innovators. This award also opens up opportunities for partnerships with other enterprises within the region, opening doors to network and share business opportunities with other entrepreneurs and affiliated companies throughout the region.”Enterprise Asia, the organizers of the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards has a vision of creating an Asian region that is rich in entrepreneurship and employs it as a source of progressive and sustainable economic and social development.
Their main objective as an organization is to cultivate a culture of corporate integrity and social responsibility within Asia. The APEA awards were started as a means for recognizing outstanding entrepreneurship and have now evolved into a credible mark of professional excellence for entrepreneurs within their respective countries.
The president of enterprise Asia Mr. William Ng said that “Given the economic challenges the region is facing, the need to promote and encourage entrepreneurship is even more urgent. We have already seen how the European debt crisis has affected all of us in Asia. Whilst the West can be our friend some of the time, do not make the mistake to think that they will continue to be our friends all the time. We must mitigate our risks by enhancing intra-regional ties within Asia.” He further stated “This year, one of Enterprise Asia’s key initiatives is the launch of Invest Asia. Invest Asia is a multi-prong framework to encourage intra-regional trade and to match successful businesses across boundaries with an aim for capital appreciation and market development.” “A world without entrepreneurs will be devoid of innovations and competitiveness – the very essence of humanity and progress. Here in Sri Lanka, after two decades of ethnic tension and civil war, the need and urgency to promote entrepreneurship is never greater than now. Through a vibrant entrepreneurial climate, Sri Lanka can and will move towards becoming a more stable, prosperous nation and Sri Lankans can expect a better standard of living and insulation from global economic uncertainties.”
PCH is the new corporate brand identity for PC House PLC which is listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange. The new brand identity reflects the change from a family owned business to a public company with a vision to be the benchmark for ICT in SriLanka. PCH was recognized as the 50th most valuable brand in Sri Lanka for 2011, in the Brand Finance with an A+ brand rating. Its Board of Directors consists of Messrs S.H.M. Rishan, Mangala Boyagoda, Sarath Wikramanayake, Modarage Thilakasiri, Shanti Kumar Nadarajah, Kuvera de Zoysa and Mrs. Sharmila Rishan.
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Venture Frontier Lanka is bringing experts in entrepreneurship from around the country to cities throughout Sri Lanka to train local entrepreneurs to think differently about the ventures they will start.
Venture Frontier Lanka is bringing experts in entrepreneurship from around the country to cities throughout Sri Lanka to train local entrepreneurs to think differently about the ventures they will start. A caravan stop consists of different sessions about creating unique ideas for startup ventures and strategies for financing those ideas.
Come join the sessions on the 19th of December, starting with 2 pm at Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology.
The event is free of charge! REGISTRATION is mandatory for this event
(Wednesday) 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
SLIIT, New Kandy Road, Malabe
Early Bird till the 16th of Dec: 20% discount Likuid Members: 20% discount Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): 50% discount Join for a one day workshop where we unchain the collective wisdom and creativity
Early Bird till the 16th of Dec: 20% discount
Likuid Members: 20% discount
Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): 50% discount
Join for a one day workshop where we unchain the collective wisdom and creativity to help each other having a more productive digital nomad new year and build better cooperations for teamwork.
During this peer to peer learning session you can share your experiences to help others and learn from other practitioners. Together, dive into the most painful problems and brainstorm on solutions. It’s for you if you resonate with some of these questions:
How do I integrate work, life and travel?
How do I keep motivated to achieve?
How do I keep engaged with a client?
How do I manage my time and energy?
How do I get clients?
How do I find people to collaborate with?
How to deal with time differences?
How can I make human interactions with slack profiles?
How to set realistic goals in constantly changing environment?
What are the best tools & methods for productivity?
What’s the secret of aligned teams?
What are the best skills for a digital nomad?
ABOUT THE METHOD:
“We create space for meaningful conversations, experimental and peer to peer learning. Nothing frontal, no preaching. But space for your very unique questions.”
+ Full-day mentored learning program
+ Breakfast on the roof
+ BBQ lunch on the roof
+ Goodie bags & Take-home handbooks
+ Post-event networking
ABOUT THE HOST:
Kitti is a digital nomad herself and a marketing consultant for innovative companies and early stage startups. She is a conversation ambassador for tedxdanubia, hosted meaningful conversations on ideas worth spreading. In the past years she worked in self organized teams, practiced facilitation, joined peer to peer networks, decentralized teams and cocreated a collective of freelancers. She is a cofounder of a sustainability startup that just secured its first round of investment. Worked as a mentor for many startups, and in the meantime she visited more than 15 countries.
Are you a Sri Lankan female entrepreneur or a local social business? Reach out for your discounted tickets!
PRICE IN SRI LANKAN RUPEES:
Regular: LKR 5000
Early Bird till 16th of Dec: LKR 4000
Likuid Members: LKR 4000
Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): LKR 2500
(Saturday) 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
5 Charles Place 00300 Colombo, Sri Lanka
Karthik ( Associate Director, DTCC & Co-organiser of Hyperledger Chennai Meetup) will be here for the 2nd Hyperledger meetup. He will share his experience with Hyperledger and Business application of Blockchain
Karthik ( Associate Director, DTCC & Co-organiser of Hyperledger Chennai Meetup) will be here for the 2nd Hyperledger meetup.
He will share his experience with Hyperledger and Business application of Blockchain technologies.
1. Work with Hyperledger Fabric and Explorer.
2. Business use case with Hyperledger Blockchain Framework
3. Q&A session
This is a Free session. Register here
(Friday) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Startup X Foundry
07, Charles Place, Colombo 03, Colombo
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