Mr Channa De Silva - Independent Non-Executive Director
A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA - UK) and Fellow of the Chartered Certied Accountants (FCCA - UK), Mr. De Silva is a Sri Lanka Council Member of the Association of Chartered Certied Accountants (ACCA - UK) as well as Sri Lankan council member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments ( CISI - UK ) . He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colombo and Master’s Degrees from Melbourne University (Australia) and Harvard University (USA). He is also an Edward Mason Fellow of Harvard University and served as a Teaching Fellow in Finance at the Harvard Kennedy School.
He currently serves as the Chairman of Sarvodaya Development Finance Ltd. Previously he served as Managing Director of Summit Finance PLC as well as Managing Director of George Steuert Finance PLC. Formerly, he served as a Director of Pan Asia Bank PLC. He also served as Group Managing Director of Delmege Group Limited. He has served the government sector previously as Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Executive Director of the Board of Investments (BOI) Sri Lanka.
Mr. H M Hennayake Bandara - Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. H M Hennayake Bandara is a Fellow member of CA Sri Lanka (FCA), Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (FCMA) and AAT Sri Lanka (FMAAT). He is also a Member of Association of Professional Bankers of Sri Lanka and holds B(Com) Special Degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Currently, he serves as the Vice President of CMA Sri Lanka and as a Director of the Board of Summit Finance PLC.
Formerly, he served as the General Manager/CEO of National Savings Bank , Past President, Association of Professional Bankers-Sri Lanka (APB), Director, Board of World Savings Banks Institute representing Asia and Pacific Region, Director, Board of Institute of Bankers of SL, Sri Lanka Banks' Association (Guarantee) Ltd, Financial Ombudsman Sri Lanka, NSB Fund Management Co Ltd, Sabaragamuwa Development Bank and Chilaw Finance PLC.
He was a member of the Expert Group appointed by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka/Cabinet of Ministers and he also a recipient of the award for ‘Excellence in Business Management’ from CMA Sri Lanka.
He was a Past President of Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka, Council Member of CA Sri Lanka, Council Member of Sri Lanka Advanced Technological Education Institute, Board member, Sri Lanka Accounting and Auditing Standards Monitoring Board.
Mr. S.Jeyavarman – Independent Non-Executive Director
Jeyavarman , A professional holding over thirty seven years’ experience in Sri Lanka’s financial markets and fund management industry, he has been the Managing Director of Forbes Money Brokers Limited, Chief Executive Officer at National Asset Management Limited and Director and Chief Executive Officer at Orient Wealth Management Limited. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (UK), he served as an Advisory Panel Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment in Colombo. Prominently involved in Sri Lanka’s Unit Trust subsector, he has been the President of the Unit Trust Association of Sri Lanka, in addition to other prominent positions in committees representing the Unit Trust Association of Sri Lanka. Jeyavarman has diverse experience in the capital and money markets of Sri Lanka. At present, he is serving as head of Fund Management with Kenanga Investment Corporation.
Mr. R S Egodage - Independent Non-Executive Director
An industry veteran with a wealth of experience and achievements to his credit, Mr. Egodage is a skilled corporate strategist with a proven track record in guiding corporate entities towards record growth and success. His passion and innate talent for establishing pioneering and liberated corporate strategies has been validated by Commercial Credit's trailblazing success in just 18 months, growing from a relatively small market share to being within the top five registered finance companies in terms of Net Interest Income.
His success is due in part to the multi-disciplinary approach he brings to the table, gleaned through a diverse career in a range of industries, including Engineering, Manufacturing, Plantations and Finance. Prior to taking over the stewardship of Commercial Credit, Mr. Egodage has held several top level management positions in the finance industry. He was appointed as the Deputy Chief Executive Director of The Finance Company PLC in 2006. Holding overall responsibility for the company's operations, while serving on the Boards of several Group companies at the same time, he led The Finance Company to declare its highest ever profits in over 70 years of operation, in what is popularly referred to as the Billion Month.
Other positions Mr. Egodage has held in reputed listed companies include Deputy Manager – Corporate Finance of the Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka, where he was instrumental in restructuring the Plantations sector, General Manager – Finance Planning and Administration – Kotagala Plantations PLC and General Manager – Project and Planning, Agalawatte Plantations PLC – both positions where he held key responsibilities for the overall direction of the company. He also held key positions of responsibility in companies including Central Finance, Peoples Ventures and Ceylon Pencil Company. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of BG Investments (Pvt) Ltd. An avid sportsman and a firm believer in the wisdom of an organization with a bottom-heavy management strategy, Mr. Egodage places strong emphasis on employee participation and empowerment, as well as a liberated corporate culture. His continuing focus remains the Company's strategic direction and its expansion into new markets, whilst facilitating its continued growth and success.
Having acquired a BSc. Eng. (Hons) degree from the University of Peradeniya and initially embarking on a career in the engineering field, he then set his sights on a career in management, earning a MBA from the University of Colombo. He has since then gone on to earn numerous professional qualifications including FCMA, Dip.M(UK), ACIM and ASCMA. He is undoubtedly one of the most qualified CEO's in the Finance industry today .
Mr Shahid Sangani - Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Shahid Sangani is the Managing Director of Lanka Equities (Pvt) Ltd; a family holding company with diverse business interests ranging from apparel, jewellery and renewable energy. He is also the Managing Director of Co-Energi (Pvt) Ltd, Engineering Service Company specializing in Green Building Design with clients in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Indonesia etc. He functions as the Chief Operating Officer(COO) of the World Memon Organisation (WMO), a UK Registered Charity and Social Organization of the Worldwide Memon Community. He served as the CEO of Kenanga investment Corp Ltd; the Sri Lankan arm of a large investment Bank from Malaysia.
He has over 20 years of experience at Senior Management level in the private sector. He holds directorships on the board of Dynawash Ltd, Autus Chemicals (Pvt) Ltd, Diamond Cutters Sales (Pvt) Ltd, Trade rst (Pvt) Ltd and Co-Energi (Pvt) Ltd. Mr. Shahid Sangani is an Attorney at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka.
Mr. M.S.I Peiris - Non Executive Director
Mr. Peiris who was employed in two leading Financial institutions in the Finance Company and Housing Finance Sectors in Sri Lanka was the Director/General Manager of Seylan Merchant Leasing PLC, a subsidiary of Seylan Merchant Bank PLC which position he held up to the time of its divestiture to Peoples Leasing Company in 2009.
He was the Executive Director of SMB Leasing PLC after being invited to the said Board in 2007 as a Director.
Mr. Peiris holds Board positions in several corporates and is the Chairman of SMB Securities (Pvt) Ltd. and a Director of Kenanga Investment Corporation Limited.
He possesses extensive experience in the financial services sector, especially in the fields of credit management and leasing, counting over 30 years in the industry. Mr. Peiris is an Associate Member of the Institute of Credit Management of Sri Lanka.
Ms. Vijitha Methmalie Dias - Independent Non-Executive Director
Graduated from University of Colombo (Sri Lanka) and enrolled as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka by qualifying the Attorneys at Law examination and excelled in her education by reading for Masters Degree in International Trade Law awarded by the prestigious University of Wales in United Kingdom in year 2007 and received a critical acclaim for her theses “Distinction between F.O.B and C.I.F Contract diminished as a consequence of the judicial decisions? This was an examination of English and Sri Lankan Law in relation to the above contracts.” She is a senior Lawyer with a specialized background in Corporate Law, Corporate Litigation, Conveyance, Land Law and International Trade Law and Company Secretarial work the knowledge of which was gained through her education and also through experience that counts for more than 19 years in national and multinational organizations as a senior lawyer and a consultant.
She has been the Group Director (Legal) of Seylan Merchant Bank PLC before she instituted Dias and Dias Attorneys at Law/ Notaries Public of which she presently functions as the Senior Partner. She also serves as the board director of SMB Securities (Pvt) Limited and serves as a consultant for several well-known leading establishments in Sri Lanka. Also she holds the life membership in the prestigious Bar Association of Sri Lanka and Colombo Law Society.