Daraz Group, South Asia’s leading e-commerce platform in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal, is proud to announce that Rakhil Fernando, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer (CCAO) and previously Managing Director of Daraz Sri Lanka was chosen as the South Asian representative torchbearer for the highly anticipated 19th Asian Games Hangzhou.
The Asian Games, recognised as the world’s second-largest multi-sport event, brings together athletes from across Asia to compete in a wide range of sporting disciplines. The torch relay, a symbol of unity, strength, and the pursuit of excellence marks the official start of the Games and honours outstanding individuals who embody the spirit of athleticism.
Rakhil Fernando, an entrepreneur and a role model for many, has made significant contributions to the South Asian community, specifically Sri Lanka. Rakhil spearheaded numerous initiatives including Daraz Donates, one of the first multi-charity donation platforms in the country. Rakhil is also an Ambassador for Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organisation that helps people in local communities and worldwide build or improve a place they can call home.
Speaking about this prestigious honour, Rakhil Fernando expressed his gratitude and excitement, saying, “I am deeply honoured to represent South Asians at the 19th Asian Games. It is a tremendous privilege to carry the torch and represent the spirit and aspirations of South Asians. I believe this opportunity will not only showcase the talent and potential of our region but also represent Daraz’s mission to uplift our communities through the power of e-commerce.”
Daraz Group, part of Alibaba International Digital Commerce Group, is a proud supporter of sports and cultural initiatives. As the leading e-commerce platform in the region, Daraz recognises the importance of representing South Asians on a global stage.
The Asian Games Hangzhou is scheduled to take place from 23 September to 8 October 2023.
About Daraz Group
Founded in 2015, Daraz is South Asia’s leading e-commerce platform in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Myanmar. Daraz empowers more than 650,000 active sellers with world-class marketplace technology to reach the fast-growing consumer class in a region of 500 million people. Through Daraz Express and Daraz Pay, Daraz operates the most efficient and digitalised logistics and payments infrastructure in its markets. Daraz’ vision is to be a champion of South Asia serving 50 million consumers and businesses by 2030.
For more information, please visit www.daraz.com.