Board of Directors
A.M. PandithageChairman and Chief Executive
Joined Hayleys in 1969. Appointed Group Executive Director in 1996 and to the Board in 1998. Appointed Deputy Chairman in 2007 and Chairman & Chief Executive in July 2009. Chief Executive of Hayleys Advantis from its inception. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport. Director, Sri Lanka Port Management & Consultancy Services. Member of the Presidential Committee on Maritime Matters. Committee Member of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.Council Member of the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon. Appointed Honorary Consul of Mexico to Sri Lanka in 2011.
K.D.D. PereraDeputy Chairman (Non-Executive)
Appointed to the Board in 2008 and as Deputy Chairman in July 2011.Secretary to the Ministry of Transport, Sri Lanka and well-known prominent entrepreneur and investor whose business interests include Hydropower Generation, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Entertainment, Banking & Finance. Serves as the Chairman of LB Finance PLC, The Fortress Resort PLC, Vallibel Power Erathna PLC, Vallibel Finance PLC, Greemer Water Ltd., Vallibel One Ltd. and holds directorships in his other private sector companies. Deputy Chairman of Amaya Leisure PLC and Royal Ceramic Lanka PLC. Director, Sampath Bank PLC, Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Ltd., Haycarb PLC, Hayleys-MGT Knitting Mills PLC, Dipped Products PLC, Hotel Services (Ceylon) PLC, Nirmalapura Wind Power (Pvt) Ltd. and Alutec Anodising & Machine Tools (Pvt) Ltd. Member of the Board of Directors of Strategic Enterprise Management Agency (SEMA).
Joined Hayleys in 1981. Appointed to the Group Management Committee in 2001.Appointed to the Board in August 2004. Holds a B.A. (Hons.) degree from the University of Kelaniya and a MBA from the University of Colombo. Member of the Agri Cluster of the National Council for Economic Development. Represents Hayleys on the Board of Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (NANCO). Serves on the National Committee on Biotechnology of the National Science Foundation. A current member of the main committee of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce while having served as Vice Chairman of the Imports Section, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. Has responsibility for the Agriculture sector.
W.D.N.H. PereraNon Executive Director
Appointed to the Board in July 2009. Managing Director of Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC and The Fortress Resorts PLC, Deputy Chairman of Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC, Director Finance of Amaya Leisure PLC & Hotel Reefcomber PLC, Director Asian Alliance Insurance PLC, LB Finance PLC, Vallibel Power Erathna PLC, Sathosa Motors PLC and Vallibel Finance Ltd.
Rejoined Hayleys in March 2007. Appointed to the Group Management Committee in July 2007. Appointed to the Board in September 2009. Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and Member, Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Australia . Holds a MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Worked for Hayleys and Diesel & Motor Engineering Co. between 1987 and 2002, and as an Executive Director of the latter. Subsequently held several senior management positions in large private sector entities in Sri Lanka and overseas. Has responsibility for Strategic Business Development, Construction Materials and Consumer sectors
Joined Hayleys Group in 2010. Appointed to the Group Management Committee in February 2010. Appointed to the Board of Hayleys PLC in June 2010 Holds a degree in BSc. Eng (Electronics and Telecommunications) from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Fellow Member (FCMA) of CIMA, UK. Also a Six Sigma (Continuous Improvement Methodology) Black Belt, certified by the Motorola University, Malaysia. Before joining Hayleys, held the position of Director/General Manager of Ansell Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. Served as the Chairman of the Manufacturing Association of Export Processing Zone, Biyagama. Has responsibility for the Purification Products Sector.
Dr.H.Cabral, PCIndependent Non Executive Director
Appointed to the Board of Hayleys PLC as an Independent Non-Executive Director in February 2011. President’s Counsel with twenty four years experience in he field of Company Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Trade Law and Commercial Arbitration. Holds a Doctorate in Corporate Law from the University of Canberra, Australia. He is one of the architects of the new Companies Act of Sri Lanka. He serves as Independent Non-Executive Director on the Boards of DIMO PLC, Union Banka PLC, Tokyo Cement PLC, Richard Pieris Distributors Ltd, Lanka ORIX Finance Ltd., Tokyo Super Cement Co. (Lanka) Ltd. & Fuji Cement Co. (Lanka) Ltd. He serves on several Audit Committees, Nomination Committees and Remuneration Committees, chairing some of them, Dr. Cabral is the author of several books on Corporate Law and Intellectual Property Law.
Dr. K.I.M. Ranasoma
Joined Hayleys in August, 2010 as an Executive Director and took over as Managing Director of DPL in April 2011. Appointed to the Hayleys Group Management Committee in January 2011 and to the Board in April, 2011. Former Country Chairman/ Managing Director of Shell Gas Lanka Limited and Shell Terminal Lanka Limited. Holds a First Class Honours Degree in Engineering from the University of Peradeniya, a Doctorate from Cambridge University, UK and a MBA with Distinction from Wales University, UK. Has responsibility for the Hand Protection Sector.
Appointed to the Board of Hayleys PLC as an Independent Non-executive Director in June 2011, and to the Hayleys Group Management Committee in September 2011. Serves as the Managing Director of Amaya Leisure PLC. A Member of the Institute of Hospitality UK (formerly HCIMA) and of the Royal Society of Health, London. Counts over 38 years experience in the trade. Having specialized in Hotel design, he has been responsible for the careful planning and execution of Amaya Resorts & Spa’s refurbishment and rehabilitation programmes. Director of the Fortress Resorts PLC, Hunas Falls PLC, Hotel Services (Ceylon) PLC, Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC and Kelani Valley Plantations PLC.
R.P. PathiranaIndependent Non Executive Director
Appointed to the Board of Hayleys PLC as an Independent Non-Executive Director in June 2011. Currently serves as the Group Finance Director of Hirdaramani Group and as a Director of Softlogic Finance PLC. Served as the CEO of Vanik Corporate Services, Asset Management and Vanik Bangladesh Securities. Counts 22 years experience in Finance and Management. Holds a degree in B Commerce (Special) from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura and is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK (FCMA)
M. D. S. GoonatillekeIndependent Non Executive Director
Appointed to the Board of Hayleys PLC as an Independent Non-Executive Director in June 2011. A Financial Professional with over 25 years post qualification experience. An Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants (U.K.). Passed finalist of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Sri Lanka). Has obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from PIM, University of Sri Jayawardenapura. Currently serves as a Group Executive Director of DSL Group of Companies. Also serves as an Independent Director of Colombo Land Development Company PLC, Pan Asia Bank, Royal Ceramic PLC and Vallibel Finance Ltd.
Joined Hayleys Advantis Group in 1985. Was appointed a Director to a subsidiary Company in 1996 and a Director of Hayleys Advantis Ltd. in July 2002. Appointed as the Deputy Managing Director of Hayleys Advantis Group in January 2010. Was appointed Managing Director of the Hayleys Advantis Group on 1st April 2011. Appointed to the Hayleys Group Management Committee in February 2011 and the Hayleys Board in April 2013. Former Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freight Forwarders Association (SLFFA) and currently functions as a Member of the Advisory Council of the Association. Holds an MBA from the Edith Cowan University of Western Australia. Has responsibilities within the Transportation Sector.