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Pierre Pringiers

Mr. Pierre Pringiers

CEO, Founder - Sail Lanka Yachting Group


Pierre Pringiers is the current CEO & Founder of Sail Lanka Yachting Group, pioneer in the building of sailing catamaran & operating charters in Sri Lanka.

Sail Lanka Yachting Group, founded in 2014, is operating a fleet of 10 luxury catamarans around the island and has been designing, manufacturing boats and developing marine infrastructures and exports since 2008. The vision of SLYG is to develop Sri Lanka as one of the main hubs for boats and yachts building, ownership and chartering in South and South-East Asia. Sri Lanka will become a Key world class destination for experiential tourism and Marine tourism which will in turn create investment opportunities in marinas and waterfront properties.

In his early career, Pierre Pringiers was the technical Director of Bergougnan Benelux, Belgium up to 1980. General Manager, Bergougnan Lanka, the first industrial tyre factory to be set up in Sri Lanka in 1980. Managing Director and co-founder of the group Solideal / Loadstar, a joint-venture with the Jinasena family in Sri Lanka in 1984. Since 2010 he holds Director position in the merged Camso group based in Canada. The company was then bought by Michelin, the number 1 tyre manufacturing group in the world in 2018.

His first move into philanthropy being inspired to give back to Sri Lanka started when he became the honorary Consul for Belgium until 2018. Following the 2004 tsunami disaster he founded the Building a Future Foundation (BAFF), and the Solideal Loadstar Rehabilitation Trust (SLRT), tsunami rehabilitation & reconstruction project. Through BAFF, Pierre Pringiers initiated and sponsored the first whale watching boat in Mirissa in 2007, which has now became the main hub for whale and dolphin watching in Sri Lanka with over 60 boats in operation. He founded the Sail Lanka Yachting Group in 2014.

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Speeches by Mr. Pierre Pringiers

Jun 08, 2021

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Investing in Tourism Sri Lanka

Jun 08, 2021

11:30 PM - 12:00 AM

Investing in Tourism Sri Lanka