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A.M. Pandithage

Chairman and Chief Executive

Joined the Hayleys Group in 1969. Appointed to the 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 Ship’s Agents. Recipient of the Best Shipping Personality award by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers; Excellence Leadership Recognition – Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka;  Honored with lifetime achievement award at Seatrade – Sri Lanka Ports, Trade and Logistics; Life time award for most outstanding Logistics and Transport personality – Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport.

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Ms. Jayanthi Dharmasena

Managing Director, Hayleys Agriculture Holdings Limited

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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S.C. Ganegoda

Group Executive Director, Hayleys PLC

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 and the Consumer sector.

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H.S.R. Kariyawasan

Managing Director, Haycarb PLC

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 Eco Solutions and Purification Products Sectors

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Ms. Darshi Talpahewa

Head - Group Human Resources, Legal, Corporate Communications & Sustainability, Group Security.

Joined Hayleys Group in January 2010 and appointed to the Group Management Committee in 2015. A lawyer by profession, obtained LL.B from the University of Colombo and passed the final examinations in attorneys-at- law with first class honours from Sri Lanka Law College. Holds a Masters Degree in International Relations from the University of Colombo. Has had the unique opportunity of working in the government, non-governmental, private/corporate sectors including the banking sector and academia. Work experience overseas includes working in Australia in customer sales solutions in the telecommunications field. Has responsibility for Group Legal, Human Resources, Security and Corporate Communications & Sustainability.

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Ruwan Waidyaratne

Managing Director, Hayleys Advantis Limited

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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S.J. Wijesinghe

Managing Director of Hayleys Leisure Holdings

Joined the Group in 2008 and was appointed to the Group Management Committee in 2011. Currently serves as Managing Director of Hayleys Leisure Holdings and Alufab PLC and Executive Director of S&T Interiors (Pvt) Ltd. holds an MBA from the University of Leicester (UK) and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). Holds over 20 years’ experience in the Aviation industry with Sri Lankan Airlines. Prior to joining Hayleys, served as the Head of Worldwide Cargo at SriLankan Airlines. Held several senior positions for the airline including management positions in Europe, Middle East and the Far East and the Head Office in Colombo. Possesses over 5 years’ experience in the Hotel industry, having served as the Director, Marketing and Sales at The Lanka Oberoi. Responsible for the Aviation, Travels and hotel development in Leisure & Aviation Sector. Is also responsible for the Aluminum fabrication and interior fit-out business of the Group.

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Dr. A.Sivagananathan

Managing Director of Hayleys BPO & Shared Services Sector

Joined Hayleys on 1st January 2011,as the Managing Director of Hayleys BPO & Shared Services Sector. Appointed to Hayleys Group Management Committee in June 2011. Appointed as Managing Director of Hayleys Industrial Solutions (HISL) on 1st December 2013. Is an Engineering and Accounting professional. Former Senior Vice President of WNS Global Services (a BPO company listed in the NYSE) and was the Head of Operations for Finance & Accounting across India & Sri Lanka. Prior to that, he worked as an investment banker in the UK and Europe. He was also the Project Engineer for the construction of the World Trade Centre Twin Towers in Sri Lanka. He holds an Honours Degree in Engineering from University of London, MBA from Cranfield University (UK), a Doctorate from USA  and is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA-UK)

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L.T. Samarawickrama

Managing Director Amaya Leisure PLC

Appointed to the Board of Hayleys PLC as a 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 specialised 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.

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C De Silva

Group CFO

Choliya is a senior finance professional possessing over 27 years’ experience in Multinational FMCG, Investment Banking and Real Estate sectors. He is former Finance Director of Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka and holds a varied and multi-faceted international working experience in New Zealand, India, Nepal, Ethiopia, South Africa and United Arab Emirates.

He is a governing council member of AAT Sri Lanka since 2016, chairman of Strategic Planning and Plan Implementation committee of AAT Sri Lanka and chairman of ICT committee of both AAT and CA Sri Lanka.

His 27 years’ experience includes 14 years at Nestle and 9 years at Coca-Cola. Choliya is a fellow member of CA Sri Lanka, CIMA UK and CPA Australia. He also holds an MBA from PIM Sri Lanka. He has attended an EDP in University of Stellenbosch Business School, Cape Town, South Africa and a Breakthrough Leadership course in Ashridge Business School, London, England.

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R. Goonetilleke

Managing Director Hayleys Fabric PLC

Joined Hayleys PLC in March 2013, as Managing Director Hayleys Fabric PLC. Appointed to the Hayleys Group Management Committee subsequently. Holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom. Has served as Director, Brandix X’pressions Ltd. and CLT Apparels (India) Pvt. Ltd. – fully owned subsidiaries of Brandix Lanka Ltd. Has also served as Managing Director / CEO of Textured Jersey Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd. – a subsidiary of Brandix Lanka Ltd., MD / CEO of Linea Clothing (Pvt.) Ltd. – a subsidiary of MAS Holdings Ltd. and Carson Cumberbatch & Co. Ltd. as CEO of Elpitiya Plantations Ltd. Has also been in the Engineering & Sales / Marketing fields at Walker Sons & Company Ltd.

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R. Rajadurai

MANAGING DIRECTOR HAYLEYS PLANTATIONS

Joined Hayleys PLC in January 2013, as the Managing Director of Kelani Valley Plantations PLC and Talawakelle Tea Estates PLC. Appointed to the Hayleys Group Management Committee subsequently. Holds a BSc. in Plantation Management from the University of Wayamba and an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya. Was also appointed as the Chairman of the Planters’ Association of Ceylon and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Sri Lanka Tea Board and the Rubber Institute of Sri Lanka. Prior to joining Hayleys, he held several senior positions with Janatha Estates Development Board and Kahawatte Plantations PLC.

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Niran Ranatunga

Managing Director, Mabroc Group

Commenced a career in tea tasting  in 1980 by joining John Keells Ltd. as an auctioneer and a tea broker.

Subsequently was trained in tea tasting and blending at UK’s Lyons Tetley and R. Twinnings & Co. Ltd.

Was a founder member of Mabroc Teas (Pvt) Ltd. in 1988 and was appointed Commercial Director in 1991, having undertaken the responsibilities of Marketing Bulk tea and Branded teas in numerous international markets.

Was responsible for spearheading the initiative to launch an ethical tea brand of the world at the United Nations Global Compact.

Was promoted as Managing Director of Mabroc Teas in 2014 and serves on the boards of Hayleys Plantaion Services (Pvt) Ltd. and Kelani Valley Instant Tea (Pvt) Ltd. as well as serving on the Committee of Management of the Tea Exporters Association of Sri Lanka.

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D W P N Dediwela

Managing Director, Alumex Group

Mr. Dediwela started his career in January 1989 and has over 29 years of experience in the fields of Marketing and Sales, Material and Logistics, Finance, Production and Administration/ Human Resources at Alumex Group. He was appointed as an Executive Director of the Alumex PLC and its subsidiaries, Alco Industries (Private) Limited in December 2010 and appointed as the Chief Operating Officer in November 2017.

Mr. Dediwela is a Marketer cum Financial Economist and holds Master of Financial Economics degree from University of Colombo, Master of Business Administration from University of Southern Queensland, Post-Graduate Diploma in Business and Financial Administration from Institute of Chartered Accountants Sri Lanka/Cranfield – UK and Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing from Chartered Institute of Marketing – UK, qualifications.

Mr. Dediwela is a member of the Advisory Committee on Light Engineering Sector under the EDB/ Ministry of Industry & Commerce and holds memberships of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) and Sri Lanka Economic Association. He is a Council Member of the Foundry Development & Services Institute of Sri Lanka

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Andrew Ng

Managing Director, Dipped Products

Mr. Ng  started his career with Hayleys  as the Managing Director of  Dipped Products PLC and its Subsidiaries with effect from 15th October 2018.  He  has over 25 years of international glove manufacturing experience of which 10 years in senior management positions.  He has experience in the areas of Engineering, Operations and was the Vice-President of Medical Global Operations of a large multi-national entity prior to joining Dipped Products PLC.  Mr.  Ng holds a degree in Engineering from the University of New South Wales and an MBA from Deakin University in Australia.  He is also a Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma.

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Hasith Prematillake

Managing Director, Fentons Group

Mr. Prematillake started his career with Hayleys as the Managing Director of the Fentons Group with effect from 1st October 2018. He holds a Masters of Business Administration Degree from the University of Colombo, B.Sc Engineering (Hons) from University of Moratuwa, Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management and Accounting (CIMA), Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Passed Finalist of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) and a Graduate of the British Computer Society (BSC). He is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

 

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Mahesh Wijewardene

Director/Chief Executive Officer, Singer Group

Mr.  Wijewardene  joined singer in 1996 and was appointed as an Alternate Director to Singer Board in the year 2006. He held the positions of Director Marketing & Commercial and Director Sales & Commercial, prior to being appointed as the Chief Operating Officer in July 2018.

He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Queensland and received the Deans Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. He also holds a Diploma in General Management from the Open University of Sri Lanka.

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