Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Mr. D.H.S. Jayawardena
Chairman

Appointed to the Board in April 2000, Mr. Harry Jayawardena has been the Chairman of Aitken Spence PLC since April 2003. Heading many successful enterprises, he sits on the board

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Dr. M.P. Dissanayake
Deputy Chairman & Managing Director

Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake is the Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Aitken Spence PLC with effect from March 2019. Prior to this appointment, he was Secretary to the Ministry

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Dr. R.M. Fernando
Executive Director - Plantations and Business Development of the Group Covering Sustainability and Branding

Dr. Rohan Fernando joined Aitken Spence in 1994. He has been the Managing Director of Aitken Spence Plantation Management and Elpitiya Plantations PLC since August 1997, and was

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Ms. D.S.T. Jayawardena
Executive Director - Hotels, Destination Management and Overseas Travel

Stasshani Jayawardena is a Director of the Board of Aitken Spence PLC and Aitken Spence Hotel Holdings PLC, and the Chairperson of Aitken Spence Hotel Managements (Private) Limited.

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Mr. J.M.S. Brito
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Rajan Brito joined the Board of Aitken Spence PLC in April 2000, was appointed Managing Director of Aitken Spence PLC December 2001 and Deputy Chairman in April 2003. Mr Brito

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Mr. G.C. Wickremasinghe
Independent Non-Executive Director

With a career spanning over 60 years at Aitken Spence, Mr. Wickremasinghe remains one of our most senior Main Board Members since his appointment in 1972. He spearheaded many pioneering

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Mr. C.H. Gomez
Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Charles Gomez is a former Banker with over 30 years experience in the finance industry, and deep knowledge in international financial markets, regulations and controls. He was

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Mr. N.J. De Silva Deva Aditya
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Niranjan Deva Aditya is one of the most recognized and long-serving politicians in the UK with over 35 years in public service, and became the first Asian born MP to be elected

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Mr. R.N. Asirwatham
Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Asirwatham was appointed to the Board of Aitken Spence PLC in September 2009. He was the Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Sustainable Tourism Project funded by the

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Group Supervisory Board

Dr. M.P. Dissanayake
Deputy Chairman & Managing Director

Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake is the Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Aitken Spence PLC with effect from March 2019. Prior to this appointment, he was Secretary to the Ministry

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Dr. R.M. Fernando
Executive Director - Plantations and Business Development of the Group Covering Sustainability and Branding

Dr. Rohan Fernando joined Aitken Spence in 1994. He has been the Managing Director of Aitken Spence Plantation Management and Elpitiya Plantations PLC since August 1997, and was

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Ms. D.S.T. Jayawardena
Executive Director

Stasshani Jayawardena is a Director of the Board of Aitken Spence PLC and Aitken Spence Hotel Holdings PLC, and the Chairperson of Aitken Spence Hotel Managements (Private) Limited.

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Ms. N. Sivapragasam
Director / Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Nilanthi Sivapragasam joined Aitken Spence in 1986 and is now Chief Financial Officer of the Group. She is also the Managing Director of Aitken Spence Corporate Finance (Pvt)

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Mr. R.G. Pandithakorralage
Director / Chief Human Resources Officer

Mr. Rohan Pandithakorralage is the Director / Chief Human Resources Officer of the Aitken Spence Group. Having joined the company in 1994, he was appointed to the Management Board

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Management Council

Dr. M.P. Dissanayake
Deputy Chairman & Managing Director

Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake is the Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Aitken Spence PLC with effect from March 2019. Prior to this appointment, he was Secretary to the Ministry

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Dr. R.M. Fernando
Executive Director - Plantations and Business Development of the Group Covering Sustainability and Branding

Dr. Rohan Fernando joined Aitken Spence in 1994. He has been the Managing Director of Aitken Spence Plantation Management and Elpitiya Plantations PLC since August 1997, and was

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Ms. D.S.T. Jayawardena
Executive Director

Stasshani Jayawardena is a Director of the Board of Aitken Spence PLC and Aitken Spence Hotel Holdings PLC, and the Chairperson of Aitken Spence Hotel Managements (Private) Limited.

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Ms. N. Sivapragasam
Director / Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Nilanthi Sivapragasam joined Aitken Spence in 1986 and is now Chief Financial Officer of the Group. She is also the Managing Director of Aitken Spence Corporate Finance (Pvt)

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Mr. R.G. Pandithakorralage
Director / Chief Human Resources Officer

Mr. Rohan Pandithakorralage is the Director / Chief Human Resources Officer of the Aitken Spence Group. Having joined the company in 1994, he was appointed to the Management Board

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Ms. N.W. De A. Guneratne
Managing Director – Aitken Spence International Consulting (Pvt) Ltd Managing Director – Aitken Spence Insurance Brokers (Pvt) Ltd General Manager – Lloyd’s Agency in Colombo and the Maldives

Ms. Nimmi De A. Guneratne is a Fellow of the Charted Insurance Institute of UK, a Charted Insurance Practitioner and a lecturer and examiner of the Sri Lanka Insurance Institute.

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Mr. C.M.S. Jayawickrama
Managing Director – Aitken Spence Hotels Management (Pvt) Ltd

With a career spanning close to three decades at Aitken Spence, Mr. Susith Jayawickrama is at present responsible for managing all Group Hotels in overseas markets. A past Vice President

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Mr. D.S Mendis
Managing Director – MMBL Money Transfer (Pvt) Ltd , Joint Managing Director – Elevators (Pvt) Ltd

Mr. Dinesh Mendis joined the Aitken Spence Group in 1994 and spent 11 years in the group’s logistics segment including five years as a Subsidiary Director. He then progressed to

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Mr. P. Karunathilake
Managing Director – Aitken Spence Printing (Pvt) Ltd

Mr. Prasanna Karunathilake joined Aitken Spence in 1980, and was promoted as a Director of the Group in September 2012. He is currently a Director of the INGRIN Institute of Printing

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Mr. L. Wickremarachchi
Managing Director – Power Segment Subsidiaries

Mr. Leel Wickremarachchi joined Aitken Spence in 2013. Prior to joining Aitken Spence PLC, he worked as a consultant in Liberia in West Africa under a USAID funded project in renewable

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Mr. N.A.N. Jayasundera
Managing Director – Aitken Spence Travels (Pvt) Ltd

With a career spanning over 3 decades with Aitken Spence, Mr. Nalin Jayasundera has successfully taken on different roles within the tourism sector, taking the lead at Aitken Spence

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Mr. I.S. Cuttilan
Managing Director – Maritime Sector

Mr. Iqram Cuttilan joined Aitken Spence Shipping Limited In 1983, and was appointed as a Director of the company in 2000, and as the Managing Director of the maritime sector in 2017.

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Mr. A.J. Gunawardena
Chief Operating Officer – Integrated Logistics Sector

Mr. Janaka Gunawardena joined the Aitken Spence Group in 2016, bringing with him over 32 years of diverse management experience across multiple industry verticals including Integrated

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Mr. J.E. Brohier
Vice President – Freight Forwarding and Courier Segment in Maritime Logistics

Mr. Jerome Brohier joined Aitken Spence Cargo in year 2000 and has over 30 years of experience in the express/ logistics industry, with 18 of them at Aitken Spence Cargo. Today,

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Mr. V.P. Kudaliyanage
Managing Director – GSA Singapore Airlines

Mr. Vasantha Kudaliyanage is an accomplished multifaceted leader in the aviation industry with comprehensive in-depth experience & knowledge of the aviation business. Counting

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Mr. D.R.C. Hindurangala
Managing Director – Elevators (Pvt) Ltd.

Having successfully played significant roles within the power generation segment and the maritime segment at Aitken Spence over a span of 18 years, Mr. Chaminda Hindurangala took

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Mr. Jeevaka Weerakon
Chief Operating Officer – Aitken Spence Hotels Management (Pvt) Ltd

Counting over 27 years of expertise in hospitality in Sri Lanka and overseas, Mr. Jeevaka Weerakoon brings extensive industry knowledge in property operations and human resources

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