Board of Directors

Profile of Directors

Mr. L R Page


**Chairman

Mr. Louis R Page is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK). He has been involved in the operations of the Ceylon Theatres group in a non - executive capacity and in setting and review of policy framework, and in key investment decision - making. He has also held a number of senior management and board positions in overseas companies.

Mr. A T P Edirisinghe


*Director

Mr. Priya Edirisinghe is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and holds a Diploma in Commercial Arbitration. He was the Senior Partner of HLB Edirsinghe & Co., Chartered Accountants and currently serves as Consultant / Advisor. He is the Managing Director of PE Management Consultants (Private) Limited. He counts over 40 years of experience in both public practice and in the private sector. He serves on the Boards of a number of other listed and non - listed companies.

Mr. V R Page


Deputy Chairman / CEO

Mr. Ranjit Page possesses over 27 years of management experience with expertise in food retailing, food service, and manufacturing, having introduced the concept of supermarketing to the Sri Lankan masses. He also serves on the boards of several other companies. He is also a Founder - Director of the Mawubima Lanka Foundation, set up to promote local industry and produce.

Mr. S E C Gardiner


**Director

Mr. Sanjeev Gardiner is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Gardiner Group, comprising the Galle Face Hotel Co. Limited, the Ceylon Hotels Corporation PLC, Kandy Hotels Company (1938) PLC (which owns the Queen's and Suisse Hotels in Kandy), and Lihiniya Surf Hotel, Bentota. He is also a Director of several public and private companies and counts over 20 years of management experience. He holds a Bachelor of Business Degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Bachelor of Business Degree (Banking and Finance) from Monash University, Australia. He has been a Council Member of HelpAge International, Sri Lanka branch for several years.

Mr. M I Abdul Wahid


Managing Director / Deputy CEO

Mr. M Imtiaz Abdul Wahid was appointed to the Board as Managing Director / Deputy CEO on 21 May 2010 after he rejoined the Company in April 2010. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK). He has been involved in the operations of the Company in an executive capacity at different intervals in the past too. His last appointment with the Company was as Deputy Managing Director and he left in January 2006 to take up an appointment overseas. He has held a number of senior management positions in overseas companies.

Mr. Sunil Mendis


*Director

Desamanya Sunil Mendis was formerly the Chairman of Hayleys Group, and the immediate former Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. He possesses around 42 years of wide and varied commercial experience most of which has been in very senior positions.

Mr. S V Kodikara


Executive Director / COO

Mr. Sidath Kodikara is the Executive Director responsible for the Retail and Restaurant operations. He is a Member of the Hotel and Catering International Management Association of United Kingdom. He counts over 25 years of managerial experience in the hospitality and retail sector.

Mr. Anthony A Page


**Director

Mr. Anthony Page is the Chairman of Ceylon Theatres group of companies and counts 40 years of management experience in a diverse array of businesses. He serves on the Boards of many group as well as other companies. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He was on the Board of the Colombo Stock Exchange and also was a former Council Member of the Employers Federation of Ceylon.

Mr. P S Mathavan


Executive Director / CFO

Mr. Prabhu Mathavan is the Executive Director responsible for Finance. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He also holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce. He possesses over 17 years of experience in the fields of Finance, Auditing, Accounting and Taxation.

Mr. J C Page


**Director

Mr. Joseph Page is the Deputy Chairman / Managing Director of C T Land Development PLC. He is also Executive Director of CT Properties PLC. Prior to joining CT Land Development PLC he was Executive Director of Millers Limited. He has over 27 years of management experience in the private sector.

Mr. Jayantha Dhanapala


*Director

Mr. Jayantha Dhanapala is a former United Nations Under- Secretary General for Disarmament Affairs (1998 - 2003) and a former Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the USA (1995 - 1997) and to the UN Office in Geneva (1984 - 1987). He was Director of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) from 1987 - 1992. As a Sri Lankan diplomat Mr. Dhanapala served in London, Beijing, Washington D.C., New Delhi and Geneva and represented Sri Lanka at many international conferences chairing several of them. He is currently the President of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs ; a member of the Governing Board of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and several other advisory boards of international bodies.

Mr. E A D Perera


*Director

Mr. Errol Perera has held Senior Management positions in England and Malaysia. On his return to Sri Lanka he focused on promoting Joint Venture Projects with Foreign investment and Technology transfer. He was successful in obtaining Board of Investment approval with Pioneer Status for projects in the field of Telecommunications and Financial Services. He is at present a Director of several other listed and non - listed companies in Sri Lanka and overseas.