Malik is Director Operations of MJF Holdings/Dilmah Tea. He holds a B.Sc. in Management from Babson College, Boston.
Established by his father Merrill J. Fernando, Dilmah was the pioneer in branding, packaging and therefore ‘adding value’ to tea at origin. Dilmah is recognized as an innovator in the multinational dominated tea category, emphasizing tradition and authenticity.
Malik spearheads Resplendent Ceylon which is creating a series of small luxury resorts, starting with the iconic Ceylon Tea Trails & Cape Weligama, a cliff top beach resort, both members of Relais & Chateaux. Three more resorts are under development.