CTC honours outstanding performers at Pinnacle Awards

Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) recently hosted its annual Pinnacle Awards ceremony to recognize the achievements of its Commercial team members during the past year. This prestigious event celebrated excellence in various roles, highlighting the dedication and outstanding contribution of individuals within the organization.

The pinnacle moment of the evening was the presentation of the ‘Trade Marketing Executive of the Year 2023’ award, which was awarded to Rukshan Perera for demonstrating unparalleled performance and dedication in the field. Trade Marketing Executive Senura Dias secured the title of ‘First Runner-up,’ while Trade Marketing Executive Andrew Rathnayake received the title of ‘Second Runner-up’.

The ceremony also recognized Sasith Mendis for ‘Emerging Trade Marketing Executive of the Year,’ while Nishan Hadunge received the ‘Assistant Manager of the Year’ award and Jerald De Mel was bestowed the distinction of ‘Best Executive Sales Planning & Insights (SPI), Brands and Business Development (BD)’.

Reflecting on the event’s significance, CTC Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer Monisha Abraham expressed, “The Pinnacle Awards serve as a beacon of excellence, spotlighting the achievements of our Commercial team members. Despite challenges faced over the past year, our team has exhibited a passion to win with resilience, dedication, and unwavering commitment to excellence. My sincere congratulations go out to all the winners, as we wish them continued success.”

Kavinda Nanayakkara, Head of Commercial at CTC, added, “It is truly gratifying to witness a team that is stronger together, and to honour them for their outstanding performance in 2023. Amidst the complexities of the past year, they have surpassed expectations and demonstrated extraordinary dedication. We remain committed to supporting their growth journey by providing them with the right opportunities and nurturing a culture conducive to achieving excellence.”

The CTC Pinnacle Awards is an internal platform to recognize the accomplishments of the Commercial team members who consistently exceed expectations. Rooted in the company’s truly inclusive culture, these awards underscore the importance of passion, persistence, and unwavering commitment to achieving success.



Rukshan Perera accepting the award for ‘Trade Marketing Executive of the Year 2023’ from Monisha Abraham Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, in the presence of the Leadership Team and the Commercial Leadership Team.

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