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Amalean gets humanitarian award at Femmy's gala

Feb '19
Courtesy: MAS Holding
Courtesy: MAS Holding
Mahesh Amalean, the chairman and co-founder of MAS Holdings, has been honoured with the Humanitarian Award at the Underfashion Club’s annual Femmy awards gala held in New York on the February 4, 2019. The Femmy Awards are given to individuals and companies who contribute significantly to the growth and creativity of the intimate apparel industry.

This annual gala is the premier event in the industry, recognising and celebrating the progress of the intimate apparel industry leaders across the world. All proceeds are invested back for the upliftment of the industry by way of scholarships, awards, internships, and grants to deserving students who pursue college–level intimate apparel related courses.

Amalean completed his executive education in Strategic Leadership at the Columbia University in New York. His efforts and service to the nation granted him the title ‘Deshamanya’ in 2005 by the president of the country. The Open University of Sri Lanka went on to confer an honorary doctorate to him in recognition of his contribution to the country. In 2013, Amalean was one of five global business leaders recognised with a UN award at the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP) inaugural Leadership Awards presentation where he received the award for Cultural Change for Empowerment. He is one of the top 20 progressive Asian leaders, ranked by the World Business Magazine.

Amalean said, “I consider this award bestowed upon me as an appreciation of the humanitarian work carried out to empower the people working with us and to uplift the communities we live in”. He further went on to state, “From the inception of our business, our aspiration was to be a world-class organisation, establishing international standards in labour, health and safety and environment, and most importantly, treating people with respect and dignity”

MAS Holdings, the company co-founded by Amalean with his brothers Ajay and Sharad, is South Asia’s largest design-to-delivery solutions provider, with an ecosystem of design offices, apparel plants, an integrated supply chain, customised IT solutions for the apparel and footwear industry, private industrial parks and retail brands. (SV)

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