Afrox has appointed Dillan Fernando as General Manager Sales and Marketing with immediate effect. Dillan joins us from Matheson Tri-Gas, where he was Vice President based in Dallas, Texas, in the US, since 2012.
Dillan brings with him a wealth of experience in managing diverse global businesses and portfolios, P & L management/budget planning, global sales & marketing, C-Level and Board negotiations, key strategic divisional and people management, strategic planning, product development/market analysis, operations management, change management and implementation, M&A, strategic key account management, and expertise in emerging market strategies.
He started his career in the UK semiconductor industry where he quickly moved into a global senior management position. He joined BOC UK in January 2000 as a Major Account Executive - Food and was promoted to a Major Customer Executive role in Afrox 18 months later.
Since then Dillan has held various global industrial gases board and senior executive management positions on three different continents from Linde in Europe to the Middle East and most recently North America. His global P&L responsibilities have focused on on-sites, cylinders, speciality gases and bulk business units.
Dillan holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering – Polymer from the University of North London and has attended the Ashridge Business School’s iLead - BOC Leadership Programme, General Management; Henley Management College’s Lead - BOC Global Leadership Programme, (Senior) General Management; and is a graduate of Southern Methodist University’s Certificate in Leadership in Global Leadership and Graduate Finance Certificate Programme in International Finance.
Said Dillan: “I am thrilled to once again be part of Afrox and I am looking forward to meeting as many of you as I can in the coming months. Afrox is a great company with a great future and I’m proud to be a part of shaping our success.”