Dr. Gamini Amarasekera holds a phD in Chemistry from Australia's Swinburne University and is also a member of the Royal Australian Chemical Society.
Amarasekera had started his career in the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation in 1979 as a Deputy Technical Manager. In 1998 he joined Caltex as the Chief Technological Manager sharing expertise in the regional market including Bangladesh, Maldives and Sri Lanka.
Laugfs said Amarasekera's 27 year career in the industry has given him the opportunity to closely work with international manufacturing organizations, power generation plants, government institutions & leading automotive companies in resolving problems and educating them on oils and their applications.
Amarasekera will bring expertise in new generation oils for modern engines and environmentally friendly lubricants in automotive applications, Laugfs said.
Amarasekera has also been instrumental in taking the lubricant knowledge to the end user.
His working experience also includes visiting of number of major oil and additive manufacturing plants in the UK, Italy, Belgium, Holland, India, Dubai, Australia and Singapore
Laugfs Holdings entered the lubricant market in 2008. The firm also sells LP gas and has a supermarket chain.
Chevron Lubricants Lanka, formerly known as Caltex, currently dominates the island lubricants market with Indian Oil Corporation (LIOC) coming in second.