Corporate Overview

East Timor Trading Group employs more than 220 people, of which more than 180 are Timorese nationals and the balance being international staff from 6 countries.

It operates a fully equipped, government-licensed, bonded warehouse and has grown to become one of Timor-Leste’s largest corporate taxpayers. East Timor Trading Group supplies both wholesale and retail markets with an extensive range of international brands, with future growth targeting complementary, non-competing quick service and beverage outlets. The company also has a variety of businesses in the retail and hospitality sector. East Timor Trading Group is governed by Chairman of the Board and Founder, Mr Sakib Awan, who leads a capable and passionate Board of Directors who provide varied experience and insight, along with a deep desire to see Timor-Leste grow and prosper. A Management Committee consisting of 5 highly qualified, experienced and entrepreneurial Executive Managers, is overseen by Chief Executive Officer, Mr Samitha Aluwihare, who runs the daily operations of East Timor Trading Group.

Our mission is to be Timor-Leste’s leading and most trusted service provider in FMCG and hospitality by delivering premium brands and exceptional customer satisfaction through employing the best people and practices across the Group.