GRI’s MD, Prabhash Subasinghe appointed EDB Chairman

Renowned entrepreneur Prabhash Subasinghe has been appointed Chairman of the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB).


Subasinghe confirmed his appointment and said he was humbled to have been selected to steer the country’s export development initiative and accepted it in the national interest. He has diverse business interests in specialty tires, seafood, insurance, and banking, and has become a true Asian success story at a very young age.
Currently leading a Group of Companies that has achieved swift success on a global scale, Prabhash is a proven leader with a steadfast passion to build great businesses. A drive to relentlessly deliver excellence in all his businesses has led to his remarkable success. He is currently the Managing Director of GRI (Global Rubber Industries Ltd.) a manufacturer of high-performance specialty tires, which sells its products in over 50 countries.

Prabhash holds key leadership positions in many organizations and contributes significantly to the growth of the industries that is he involved. He and envisions being a catalyst for the next generation of growth, whilst working towards achieving new heights in the rubber and seafood industry in Sri Lanka and building a truly Sri Lankan, diversified business group. He is the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber Products, immediate past president of Seafood Exporters Association of Sri Lanka, past director of the Export Development Board of Sri Lanka, Co-Chair of the National Agenda Committee on Export Development, Member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization) and Member of SRI (Sri Lanka Society of Rubber Industry).