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Leadership

1. Mr. Dhammika Perera

Chairman/Managing Director

Mr. Dhammika Perera is the quintessential strategist and business specialist with interests in a variety of key industries including Manufacturing, Banking and Finance, Hospitality and Hydropower generation. He has nearly thirty years of experience in building formidable business through unmatched strategic foresight.

Mr. Perera is the Chairman of Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC, Lanka Ceramic PLC, Lanka Tiles PLC, Lanka Walltiles PLC, The Fortress Resorts PLC, Vallibel Power Erathna PLC, Delmege Limited, and L B Microfinance Myanmar Company Limited. He is the Co-Chairman of Hayleys PLC, The Kingsbury PLC, Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC, Executive Deputy Chairman of L B Finance PLC and Deputy Chairman of Horana Plantations PLC. He is also the Executive Director of Vallibel Finance PLC and serves on the Boards of Amaya Leisure PLC, Haycarb PLC, Hayleys Fabric PLC, Dipped Products PLC, and Hayleys Global Beverages (Pvt) Limited.

2. Mr. Harsha Amarasekera

Independent Non-executive Director

Mr. Harsha Amarasekera, President Counsel is a leading light in the legal profession in Sri Lanka having a wide practice in the Original Courts as well as in the Appellate Courts. His fields of expertise include Commercial Law, Business Law, Securities Law, Banking Law and Intellectual Property Law. He also serves as an Independent Director in several listed companies in the Colombo Stock Exchange including CIC Holdings PLC (Chairman), Chemanex PLC (Chairman), Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC, Expo Lanka Holdings PLC, Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC, Keells Food Products PLC, Amãna Bank PLC, Amaya Leisure PLC and Vallibel Power Erathna PLC. He is also the Chairman of CIC Agri Business (Private) Limited.

3. Mr. Sumith Adhihetty

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Sumith Adhihetty is a top-notch marketing professional who counts over 35 years of experience in the finance sector. He is the Managing Director of L B Finance PLC. He also serves on the Boards of Summer Season Residencies Limited, Summer Season Limited and La Forteresse (Private) Limited, Greener Water Limited and Alila Hotels and Resorts (Private) Limited and The Fortress Resorts PLC. He was formerly the Deputy Managing Director of Mercantile Investments Limited and served as a Director of Nuwara Eliya Hotels Company Limited, Grand Hotel (Private) Limited, Royal Palm Beach Hotels Limited, Tangerine Tours Limited, Security Ceylon (Private) Limited, Vallibel Finance PLC and Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC.

4. Ms. Kimarli Fernando

Independent Non-executive Director

Ms. Kimarli Fernando brings to the Board over 30 years experience in the field of banking built on her legal background. She holds a LLB (Hons.) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK, is a Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln’s Inn, UK (1987) and also an Attorney-at-Law, Sri Lanka. Ms. Fernando currently serves as a Director of National Development Bank PLC, Delmege Limited and Richard Pieris Distributors Limited. Previously, she was the Acting Chairperson of L B Finance PLC and has held senior positions at Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC, Standard Chartered Bank, Sri Lanka and Deutsche Bank AG, Sri Lanka and in Frankfurt, Germany.

5. Mr. Rajan Asirwatham

Independent Non-executive Director

Mr. Rajan Asirwatham, who is a renowned accounting professional, was a Senior Partner and Country Head of KPMG from 2001 to 2008. He was the Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Sustainable Tourism Project funded by the World Bank for the Ministry of Tourism and was also a Member of the Presidential Commission on Taxation, appointed by His Excellency the President. He is also the Chairman of the Financial Systems Stability Committee of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and Chairman of the Audit Committee of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

Mr. Asirwatham is a fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He is also a member of the Council of the University of Colombo and the Board of Management, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine. He has made his mark in the corporate world by serving on the Boards of Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC, Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company PLC, Aitken Spence PLC, Aitken Spence Hotel Holdings PLC, Ceylon Agro Industries, Renuka Hotels (Private) Limited, Mercantile Merchant Bank, Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC, Colombo City Holdings PLC, Peninsular Properties (Private) Limited, Yaal Hotels (Private) Limited and Browns Beach Hotels PLC.