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Mohan Pandithage

Chairman and Chief Executive

Joined the Hayleys Group in 1969. Appointed to the Hayleys PLC Board in 1998. Chairman and Chief Executive of Hayleys PLC since July 2009.

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (UK). Honorary Consul of the United Mexican States (Mexico) to Sri Lanka. Council Member of the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon. Member of the Advisory Council of the Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents. Recipient of the Best Shipping Personality Award by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers; Leadership Excellence Recognition – Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka;  Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at the Seatrade -Sri Lanka Ports, Trade and Logistics; Lifetime Award for the Most Outstanding Logistics and Transport Personality of the Year – Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport.

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Dhammika Perera

Co-Chairman (Non-Executive)

Appointed to the Board in 2008 and as Co- Chairman in June 2014, 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. 

As Chairman/ Managing Director of Vallibel One PLC., an investment vehicle with significant shareholdings in publicly quoted and private companies in Sri Lanka, Mr. Perera is recognized as an icon of expertise in corporate re- engineering and revival. Currently 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 and Delmege Ltd. He is the Co-Chairman of The Kingsbury PLC, Executive Deputy Chairman of LB Finance PLC and Deputy Chairman of Horana Plantations PLC. He is also an Executive Director of Vallibel Finance PLC and serves on the Boards of Amaya Leisure PLC, Haycarb PLC, Hayleys Fabric PLC, Dipped Products PLC, Sun Tan Beach Resorts Ltd and Hayleys Global Beverages (Pvt) Ltd.

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Jayanthi Dharmasena

Executive Director

Jayanthi Dharmasena is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK). She has been with the Hayleys Group since 06th November 1991.

 

An Ernst and Young alumnae, she had her primary and secondary education at Visakha Vidyalaya Colombo.

 

While at Hayleys she has followed Leadership and Management Programs at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and the National University of Singapore.

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Sarath Ganegoda

Executive Director

Rejoined Hayleys in March 2007. Appointed to the Group Management Committee in July 2007. Appointed to the Board in September 2009. Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and Member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Australia. Holds an 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 the Strategic Business Development and the Consumer sectors.

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Rajitha Kariyawasan

Executive Director

Joined the 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, he held the position of Director / General Manager of Ansell Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. Served as the Chairman of the Manufacturing Association of the Export Processing Zone, Biyagama. Has responsibility for the Purification Products Sector.

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Ruwan Waidyaratne

Executive Director

Joined the 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 the 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.

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Rohan Karr

Executive Director

Joined the Board of Hayleys PLC on 1st June 2019. 

He has also been appointed as Managing Director of the Leisure sector including The Kingsbury PLC and Amaya Leisure PLC.

Mr. Karr holds a Masters in Hospitality and Business Studies from the UK, and is a veteran in the hospitality industry with 35 years’ experience in Vice President/General Manager positions in leading hotels in Sri Lanka and London. He has served as Regional Director of Revenue Management of Marriott Hotels for Whitbread Hotel Company, England, as General Manager of Bristol Marriott Hotel, England and Marriott Marble Arch, London before his return to Sri Lanka.

He was instrumental in revitalizing standards for the entire domestic hospitality sector through his ground-breaking work as Executive Vice President of John Keels Holdings overlooking Cinnamon City Hotels and Resorts chain and as head of Brand development. 

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Dr. Harsha Cabral, PC

Independent 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 the 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 an Independent, Non-Executive Director on the Boards of DIMO PLC, Union Bank 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.

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Hisham Jamaldeen

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board of Hayleys PLC as a Non-executive Director of the company in February 2014. A Financial Professional with over 10 years of experience. Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants, UK. Currently serves as a Director of Steradian Capital Investments (Pvt) Ltd responsible for Financing, Corporate Structures, Acquisitions and Development. Holds a degree in Engineering and Business from the University of Warwick, UK.

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ARAVINDA PERERA

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board of Hayleys PLC as an Independent, Non-Executive Director in September, 2016. Mr. Perera counts for over 30 years in the banking sector and is the former Managing Director of Sampath Bank PLC. He is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK)(FCMA) and a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers – Sri Lanka (FIB). He holds an MBA from the Post Graduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He is also a member of the Institute of Engineers (Sri Lanka)(MIESL) and a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng).

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Gamini Gunaratne

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Gunaratne currently serves as Chairman of Lanka Hotels & Residencies (Pvt) Ltd and Urban Investments & Development Company (Pvt) Ltd. Director of Lanka Walltiles PLC, Lanka Tiles PLC, Lanka Ceramic PLC, Horana Plantations PLC, Insurance & Financial Services (Pvt) Ltd, Swisstek Ceylon PLC, Dipped Products PLC, Singer Industries Ceylon PLC and Regnis (Lanka) PLC. He served as Vice Chairman of National Water Supply & Drainage Board from 2010 to 2015.

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