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Leadership

1. Mr Harsha Amarasekara

Chairman

Mr Harsha Amarasekera, President's 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. Mr Amarasekera, was admitted to the Bar in November 1987 and took oath as a President’s Counsel in November 2012.

He serves as an Independent Director in several companies listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange including CIC Holdings PLC (Chairman), Swisstek (Ceylon) PLC (Chairman), and Swisstek Aluminium Limited (Chairman), Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC, Expolanka Holdings PLC, Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC, Ambeon Capital PLC, Amana Bank PLC, Amaya Leisure PLC, and Vallibel Power Erathna PLC. He is also the Chairman of CIC Agri Business (Private) Limited.

2. Ms Dinusha Bhaskaran

Managing Director

Ms. Dinusha Bhaskaran is a Financial and Accounting professional, presently serves on the Board of Delmege Ltd, Delmege Air Line Services (Private) Limited, Delmege Aero Services (Private) Limited, Vallibel Power Erathna PLC and Country Energy (Private) Limited. She also serves as a Non – Executive Director of LB Finance PLC and Chairperson of LB Finance Audit Committee. Further, she is an Alternate Director to Mr. Dhammika Perera on the Boards of Dipped Products PLC, Hayleys Fabric PLC and Haycarb PLC.

Ms. Dinusha Bhaskaran has previously worked as a Financial Controller with several Australian companies in Melbourne for a number of years. She has in the past served as the Assistant General Manager (Finance & Planning) at Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK (FCMA), Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA) and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Bankers, Sri Lanka.

3. 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 Ford Rhodes Thornton & Co. 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 a Fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. 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, Renuka Hotels (Private) Limited, Mercantile Merchant Bank, Yaal Hotels (Private) Limited, Three Acre Farms PLC, Ceylon Grain Elevators PLC, and Browns Beach Hotels PLC. He is a Member on the Board of Management of S W R D Bandaranaike Memorial Foundation, Council of the University of Wayamba and also on the Board of Post Graduate Institute of Medicine.

4. Mr Sumith Adhihetty

Non-Executive Director

Mr Sumith Adhihetty is a top-notch marketing professional who counts over 43 years of experience in the finance sector. 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.

He is the Managing Director of LB Finance PLC. He also serves on the Boards of The Fortress Resorts PLC, La Forteresse (Private) Limited, LB MicroFinance Company Myanmar Limited, Greener Water Ltd, Summer Season Residencies Limited, Summer Season Limited and Summer Season Mirissa (Pvt) Ltd.

5. Mrs Shirani Jayasekara

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mrs Shirani Jayasekara brings to the Board over 41 years experience in the fields of Finance, IT, Audit and Risk Management in Sri Lanka, Zambia, and Bahrain. She is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK.

She was a Director of L B Finance PLC since 25th August 2010 and served as Chairperson from 18th September 2017 till her retirement on 25 August 2019. She was the Head of Audit, British American Tobacco Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. She was Head of Group Internal Audit of Carsons Cumberbatch PLC covering operations in Sri Lanka and Indonesia. She was also a Director of Asian Hotels and Properties PLC, a subsidiary of John Keells Holdings PLC.

She has served on the Audit Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ceylon and was a member of the Corporate Governance Committee which contributed to the process of developing a Code of Best Practices of Corporate Governance – issued jointly by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka in 2008.

6. Ms Kawshi Amarasinghe

Executive Director

Ms Amarasinghe currently serves as Group Director, International Business Development & CSR at Vallibel One PLC. Prior to joining Vallibel One, Ms Amarasinghe served as an Intern in Strategic Policy Division at the Department of Community Safety in Queensland, Australia. Ms Amarasinghe holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia and a specialization in French Studies at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. In addition, she holds a certificate in Management Acceleration from INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau, France and in Hotel Revenue Management from Cornell University, USA.