Apparel Impact Institute (Aii) Appoints Hasitha Premaratne to Board of Directors

SAN FRANCISCO — March 27, 2024 — The Apparel Impact Institute (Aii) announced the newest addition to its Board of Directors, Hasitha Premaratne. He will be the seventh member of the board, bringing the unique and critical supplier perspective to the boardroom.

“We’re excited to welcome Hasitha Premaratne to our board,” said Lewis Perkins, president and CEO of Aii. “His appointment underscores Aii’s ongoing commitment to supply chain solutions, and highlights the crucial role of suppliers in achieving Aii’s — and the industry’s — ambitious climate goals. Hasitha’s collaboration with Aii on our blended capital unlock strategy has laid a solid foundation for our partnership.”

Hasitha Premaratne

Premaratne currently serves as the managing director of the Brandix Group, an apparel supply chain company. He drives the overall strategy and transformation journey of Brandix, while overlooking its Global Business. Premaratne is also the managing director of Brandix India, and sits in group subsidiaries and investment ventures that include Teejay Lanka PLC, Inqube Global, and Best Pacific Lanka Ltd.

Hasitha has an extensive background in the fields of capital markets, economics, strategic finance, and management. He is an Independent Director of leading listed companies in Sri Lanka, including John Keells Hotels and NDB Bank.

Other members of Aii’s Board of Directors include:

  • Melissa Fifield, Bank of the West, Board Chair
  • Amina Razvi, Industry Expert, Board member
  • Devon Rothwell, Condé Nast, Board member
  • Amanda Tucker, Target, Board member
  • Claire Bergkamp, Textile Exchange, Board member
  • Pramit Chanda, IDH, Board member

Posted: March 27, 2024

Source: Apparel Impact Institute (Aii)