Board of Directors & Group Management Committee
Ms. Stasshani Jayawardena
Ms. Stasshani Jayawardena is overall responsible for the leisure sector of the Group that includes hotels, destination management and overseas travel.
She joined Aitken Spence PLC., in January 2010, gaining experience in several of its key strategic business units and across the parent and group companies. She was appointed to the Board of Aitken Spence PLC., in December 2013 and to the Board of Aitken Spence Hotel Holdings PLC., in July 2014. In January 2016 she was appointed as Chairperson and on 1st April 2016 as Joint Managing Director of Aitken Spence Hotel Managements (Private) Limited.
Ms. Jayawardena is a member of the Young Leaders Steering Committee and the Banking, Finance & Capital Markets Steering Committee of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. She is the Chairperson of Splendor Media, a leading advertising and communication company. She is also a Director at Stassen Exports (Pvt) Ltd., Milford Exports (Ceylon) (Pvt) Ltd., Stassen Natural Foods (Pvt) Ltd., Ceylon Garden Coir (Pvt) Ltd., Milford Developers (Pvt) Ltd., Stassen Foods (Pvt) Ltd., C D B Exports (Pvt) Ltd., Ecocorp Asia (Pvt) Ltd., Amethyst Leisure Ltd. and Paradise Resort Passikuda (Pvt) Ltd.
A graduate of St. James’ & Lucie Clayton College and Keele University in the United Kingdom. Ms. Jayawardena was the youngest intern to work under US Senator Hilary Rodham Clinton and the Former US President Bill Clinton in 2003. She is a member of EY Next Generation Club.
Ms. Jayawardena leads a team of young professionals that is endeavouring to develop a strategic development plan for the future growth of Aitken Spence PLC.