The Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) recently bestowed the company’s highest honour, the Chairman’s Award, on External Affairs Counsel, Sudesh Peter. The award recognizes outstanding personal contribution to the growth and development of the company during the previous year.
Sudesh’s role at CTC involves making sure that the company is compliant with all applicable laws and regulations, while ensuring that the company can operate successfully within an extremely challenging regulatory environment.
“I am honoured to have received the 2017 Chairman’s Award.” said Sudesh. “I was able to achieve these results thanks to a collective team effort where we worked together cross-functionally, and I would like to thank my teammates for their support. I am also happy that I was able to guide the company through what can be termed as one of the most challenging periods in its history. I had to ensure that the business had visibility on the current regulatory landscape, while planning for what changes might come in the future.”
CTC Chief Executive Officer Michael Koest said, “I am very happy to see that Sudesh won this award. He successfully drove two key projects during the past year that helped secure the sustainability of our business. As a responsible corporate, ensuring compliance with all existing laws and regulations is critical for success, moreover we must be ahead of the game when it comes to how the regulatory environment can change. Sudesh was successful in helping CTC to navigate through the changes, adapt and deliver significant results in 2017.”
CTC has been an organization that has continuously implemented various initiatives that highlight and recognize hard work and innovation by its people, which inspires employees to strive to reach greater heights and shapes their thinking towards working proactively to reach organizational goals.