About Us - Aitken Spence

About Us

Anchored to a rich history spanning over 150 years, Aitken Spence PLC is one of Sri Lanka’s time-honored and respected conglomerates with thriving business interests across diverse industries. Our trademark is borne across many pioneering projects in tourism, maritime, logistics, energy, plantations, services, and apparel in the region.

Listed in the Colombo Stock Exchange since 1983, we possess a credible record for partnering with global principals in every sector we operate in. With a growing presence across India, Bangladesh, the Maldives, Oman, Fiji, Mozambique and Myanmar, we are adeptly perceptive of new avenues, opportunities and frontiers for sustainable value creation. 

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Aitken Spence logo

Our Logo

Our group’s timeless legacy, partnering spirit and synergy are reflected in our logo; the signatures of our founders Edward Aitken and Patrick Gordon Spence.

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Our History

Our History

A century and many-a-decade ago in the British Colony of Ceylon, a partnership was struck between Scottish merchants Thomas Clark and Patrick Gordon Spence, and a legacy was born.

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Our Vision

Our Vision


To achieve excellence in all our activities, establish high growth businesses in Sri Lanka and across new frontiers, and become a globally competitive market leader in the region.


Our Partners

Our Partners

Strategic partnerships are among Aitken Spence’s greatest strengths. In almost every operating sector, the Group has joined hands with global market leaders forming mutually beneficial alliances that have lasted decades.

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Leadership Profile

The Board bears responsibility for the Group’s performance, and is accountable to the shareholders who appoint them. Their vision provides policy direction while diligent oversight facilitates delivery of strategic goals.

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