Anverally and Sons (Pvt) Ltd – APEA – Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards

OUTSTANDING CATEGORY

MOHAMED ANVERALLY
CHAIRMAN


ANVERALLY AND SONS (PVT) LTD
17, Dr Lester James Peiris Mawatha
(Dickman’s Road)
Colombo 5. Sri Lanka
Tel: (+94) 11 2 555594-7
www.anverally.com/ceylon-tea/


A company doesn’t shift from “good to great” overnight. Rather, it achieves excellence by working collaboratively and relentlessly towards it. Once the wheels are in motion, building momentum until a point of breakthrough – the sky really is the limit.

In 1890, Mohamed Anverally’s great-grand-father had a vision to capture the true, unique blend of Ceylon Tea to the world. His aspiration has been held true and is the core philosophy of Anverally and Sons (Pvt) Ltd today. The organization caters to all tea requirements worldwide. Their tea selection ranges from black, green, herbal, iced, health and fruit teas in packing options of bulk, tea bags, packets, metal caddies, bottles, pouches gift and more – they offer it all. Being one of the largest tea exporters in Sri Lanka with a turnover of USD 100 million is no easy feat. Innovation, dynamism and passion – are the core values that drive Mohamed Anverally – Chairman of Anverally and Sons (Pvt) Ltd and his team’s monumental success. Mohamed Anverally operates less like a traditional Chairman and more like a leader of a team that has been together a long time, evident by the unbelievable team spirit and the professionalism displayed by the people at the core of Anverally and Sons (Pvt) Ltd.

Born in Colombo Sri Lanka, Mohamed Anverally’s education was in England. He completed his B.Sc in Computer Science passing out with Honors at the University of Kent and he returned to his home country to join his father’s tea business. The fourth generation from a family of tea exporters, it was under Mohamed Anverally’s leadership that the organization became one of the largest tea exporters in Sri Lanka. Today Anverally and Sons (Pvt) Ltd has a team of over 500 staff and is growing steadily. The team operates from 250,000 sq ft state of the art facilities, featuring a modern warehouse, storage facility and corporate office space amongst others. The company exports over 18 million kilos of tea annually to over eighty countries worldwide.

Mohamed’s strategy involves long term perspective to build a sustainable brand. He is driven by identifying opportunities, creating value and constant innovation – the key to the success of his world-renowned tea brands. Fueled by a passion to bring the true taste of Ceylon tea to the world, he has the unique ability to rally people around his vision. He encourages idea sharing from his team at all levels and empowers them to be the best they can be. His team is encouraged to be dynamic and action oriented, a critical factor in enhancing global competitiveness. With the adoption of lean teams across all disciplines of work, the organization has reaped innumerable benefits significantly of process improvements. Mohamed encourages cross functional paradigm’s, he believes it leads innovation and increases synergy which generate ideas at a much faster pace, finds long-term solutions and creates “meaningful uniqueness” in bringing novel products to the market.

Committed to offering a unique product, Mohamed Anverally developed six brands encapsulating the regional preferences of tea- Anverally, Al-Otuor, Sultan, Tea4U, Revna and Taj. Leading his team of tea blenders, together they developed a multitude of special tea blends to cater to the varying palate of the tea enthusiast worldwide. He is committed to ensuring the highest quality teas in every one of their distinctive tea blends. The team blends with purpose using techniques and modern breakthroughs to ensure every tea enthusiast enjoys the most satisfying tea experience in every single cup. Along with organizational expansion Mohamed Anverally strives to be ethically and socially conscious as well and strongly believes in giving back to the community.

The staggering growth and commitment to excel in their service offerings consistently, has been recognized with Anverally and Sons (Pvt) Ltd receiving the Presidential Export Award awarded by the Export Development Board of Sri Lanka, Best Tea Exporter for three consecutive years in addition to awards for the Export Brand of the Year for six consecutive years and the Best Value Added Tea Exporter awarded by the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Ceylon Tea Board. Mohamed is committed to expanding the brand’s global footprint catering to dynamic and diverse tea consumers, while creating a collaborative and sustainable future for the industry. ‘Live your passion’- a befitting principle which he lives by and encourages others to do so as well.

OUTSTANDING CATEGORY

MOHAMED ANVERALLY
CHAIRMAN

A company doesn’t shift from “good to great” overnight. Rather, it achieves excellence by working collaboratively and relentlessly towards it. Once the wheels are in motion, building momentum until a point of breakthrough – the sky really is the limit.

In 1890, Mohamed Anverally’s great-grand-father had a vision to capture the true, unique blend of Ceylon Tea to the world. His aspiration has been held true and is the core philosophy of Anverally and Sons (Pvt) Ltd today. The organization caters to all tea requirements worldwide. Their tea selection ranges from black, green, herbal, iced, health and fruit teas in packing options of bulk, tea bags, packets, metal caddies, bottles, pouches gift and more – they offer it all. Being one of the largest tea exporters in Sri Lanka with a turnover of USD 100 million is no easy feat. Innovation, dynamism and passion – are the core values that drive Mohamed Anverally – Chairman of Anverally and Sons (Pvt) Ltd and his team’s monumental success. Mohamed Anverally operates less like a traditional Chairman and more like a leader of a team that has been together a long time, evident by the unbelievable team spirit and the professionalism displayed by the people at the core of Anverally and Sons (Pvt) Ltd.

Born in Colombo Sri Lanka, Mohamed Anverally’s education was in England. He completed his B.Sc in Computer Science passing out with Honors at the University of Kent and he returned to his home country to join his father’s tea business. The fourth generation from a family of tea exporters, it was under Mohamed Anverally’s leadership that the organization became one of the largest tea exporters in Sri Lanka. Today Anverally and Sons (Pvt) Ltd has a team of over 500 staff and is growing steadily. The team operates from 250,000 sq ft state of the art facilities, featuring a modern warehouse, storage facility and corporate office space amongst others. The company exports over 18 million kilos of tea annually to over eighty countries worldwide.

Mohamed’s strategy involves long term perspective to build a sustainable brand. He is driven by identifying opportunities, creating value and constant innovation – the key to the success of his world-renowned tea brands. Fueled by a passion to bring the true taste of Ceylon tea to the world, he has the unique ability to rally people around his vision. He encourages idea sharing from his team at all levels and empowers them to be the best they can be. His team is encouraged to be dynamic and action oriented, a critical factor in enhancing global competitiveness. With the adoption of lean teams across all disciplines of work, the organization has reaped innumerable benefits significantly of process improvements. Mohamed encourages cross functional paradigm’s, he believes it leads innovation and increases synergy which generate ideas at a much faster pace, finds long-term solutions and creates “meaningful uniqueness” in bringing novel products to the market.


ANVERALLY AND SONS (PVT) LTD
17, Dr Lester James Peiris Mawatha
(Dickman’s Road)
Colombo 5. Sri Lanka
Tel: (+94) 11 2 555594-7
www.anverally.com/ceylon-tea/


Committed to offering a unique product, Mohamed Anverally developed six brands encapsulating the regional preferences of tea- Anverally, Al-Otuor, Sultan, Tea4U, Revna and Taj. Leading his team of tea blenders, together they developed a multitude of special tea blends to cater to the varying palate of the tea enthusiast worldwide. He is committed to ensuring the highest quality teas in every one of their distinctive tea blends. The team blends with purpose using techniques and modern breakthroughs to ensure every tea enthusiast enjoys the most satisfying tea experience in every single cup. Along with organizational expansion Mohamed Anverally strives to be ethically and socially conscious as well and strongly believes in giving back to the community.

The staggering growth and commitment to excel in their service offerings consistently, has been recognized with Anverally and Sons (Pvt) Ltd receiving the Presidential Export Award awarded by the Export Development Board of Sri Lanka, Best Tea Exporter for three consecutive years in addition to awards for the Export Brand of the Year for six consecutive years and the Best Value Added Tea Exporter awarded by the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Ceylon Tea Board. Mohamed is committed to expanding the brand’s global footprint catering to dynamic and diverse tea consumers, while creating a collaborative and sustainable future for the industry. ‘Live your passion’- a befitting principle which he lives by and encourages others to do so as well.