Sri Lankan national, Joseph Callistus Ethelred Alles is a Member of Board of Directors of Rwanda Mountain Tea Ltd. Alles is a consultant to leading Tea Companies in Sri Lanka, Rwanda and Burundi. He is also a board member for Sorwathe Ltd and a member of the Consultative Committee on Research, Tea Research Board, in Sri Lanka from November 2014.
Alles served as Technical Consultant (Hired directly by the EU – AEC agent) in the Office Du Thé Du Burundi (Burundi Tea Office) from 1990 to 1996 prior to joining Sorwathe Ltd, Rwanda, as Director General from 1996 to March 2012.
He served as a Member of the Rwanda President’s Economic Advisory Council for five years and a board member of the Rwanda Tea Authority for seven years.
Alles served in many other African countries including Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Ugandan as director general or technical director or chief engineer from the 1970s.
He is a Chartered Engineer in the Institute of Engineers in Sri Lanka. Alles obtained Higher National Diploma in1968 from Staffordshire College of Technology, England in conjunction with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in London where he had also got his Ordinary National Certificate in 1965.
Alles has excellent command of spoken and written English language, fair speaking and reading skills of French language.