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 is the Chairman of the CT Holdings Group of Companies. He has also held a number of Board and Senior Management positions at the highest level in overseas public companies and public institutions.

Mr. V R Page


Deputy Chairman / CEO

Mr. V. Ranjit Page possesses over 35 years of management experience with expertise in food retailing, food service, and manufacturing, having introduced the concept of super marketing to the Sri Lankan masses. He also serves on the boards of several other companies, and is the Deputy Chairman/Managing Director of the parent company, C T Holdings PLC.

Mr. M I Abdul Wahid


Managing Director / Deputy CEO

Mr. M. Imtiaz Abdul Wahid 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 progressively at higher levels (appointed Director 1997 and Deputy Managing Director in 2001) spanning a period of over 30 years, leaving the services of the company for employment abroad on two occasions in between whereby he also gained valuable exposure holding a number of senior management positions in overseas companies. He was appointed Managing Director/ Deputy CEO of Cargills (Ceylon) PLC in May 2010, and appointed a Director of the holding company C T Holdings PLC in December 2016.

Mr. A. T. Priya Edirisinghe


*Director

Mr. A. T. 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 BAKER TILLY Edirisinghe & Co., Chartered Accountants and currently serves as Consultant/Advisor. He is the Managing Director of PE Management Consultants (Pvt) Ltd. He counts over 50 years’ 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 where in some companies he also serves as Chairman/Member of the Audit Committee, Related Party Transactions Review Committee, and Member of the Remuneration Committee. Mr. Edirisinghe is the Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee, Related Party Transactions Review Committee, and a member of the company’s Remuneration Committee.

Mr. Sanjeev Gardiner


*Director

Mr. Sanjeev Gardiner who has been a Director of Cargills (Ceylon) PLC since 1994 is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Gardiner Group of Companies including the Galle Face Hotel Co Limited, Galle Face Hotel 1994 (Pvt) Ltd, Ceylon Hotels Holdings (Pvt) Ltd (holding Co of Ceylon Hotels Corporation PLC) Kandy Hotels Company (1938) PLC (which owns the Queen’s and Suisse Hotels in Kandy ) and, United Hotels Co (Pvt) Limited which owns the The Surf ( Bentota), The Safari (Tissa) and The Lake – (Polonnaruwa) and Co-Chairman of Suisse Hotels Kandy (Pvt) Ltd who owns OZO Hotel in Kandy. He is also a Director of several public and private companies and counts over 25 years of management experience in a diverse array of business. He holds a Bachelor of Business Degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia and, a Bachelor of Business Degree (Banking and Finance) from Monash University, Australia. He has been a Council Member of Help Age Sri Lanka for several years.

Mr. Yudy Kanagasabai


*Director

Mr. Y. Kanagasabai (Yudy Kanagasabai) was appointed a Director of the Company on 25 February 2019. He was the Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sri Lanka and the Maldives with a career span of over thirty years including two years with the Singapore Firm. Yudy was also the Chairman of the Board Audit Committee until 31 December 2018. Yudy currently serves as the Chairman of the Board Audit Committee of Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC, a Non-Executive Independent Director of Cargills Food Company Limited, Millenium Information Technologies (Private) Limited, Hunters Limited PLC, Lanka Canneries Limited and Easwaran Brothers Exports (Private) Limited, and as a Commissioner of The Insurance Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, and serves as a member of the Company’s Audit Committee and Related Party Transactions Review Committee. He also serves on the Board of subsidiary company Cargills Foods Company (Private) Limited, and its Audit Committee and Corporate Governance & Nominations Committee.

Mr. Sunil Mendis


*Director

Mr. Desamanya Sunil Mendis was formerly the Chairman of Hayleys Group, and a former Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. He possesses around 50 years of wide and varied commercial experience, most of which has been in very senior positions. Mr. Mendis is the Chairman of the Company’s Remuneration Committee and a member of the Company’s Audit Committee and Related Party Transactions Review Committee, and also serves on the boards of several other Group companies.

Mr. Joseph Page


**Director

Mr. Mr. Joseph C. Page is the Deputy Chairman/Managing Director of C T Land Development PLC. He is also a Director of C T Holdings PLC, Ceylon Theatres (Pvt.) Ltd. and C T Properties Limited. Prior to joining C T Land Development PLC, he was Executive Director of Millers Limited. He has over 35 years of management experience in the private sector.

Mr. Errol Perera


*Director

Mr. Errol A. D. Perera has held senior management positions overseas and in Sri Lanka. He obtained Board of Investment approvals with Pioneer Status for Directory Publishing, Pay Phones and Paging projects and was instrumental in promoting Venture Capital and Unit Trust ‘start-ups’ with foreign collaboration. Mr. Perera was the proud winner of the GTE (now Verizon USA) Presidents International Trophy in 1990. In 1995 under his stewardship, the Directory Publishing Team won the first-ever Sri Lanka National Quality Award. He is at present an Independent Director of several other companies in Sri Lanka and was recently appointed a Director of the Insurance Board of Sri Lanka.

Mr. Asoka Pieris


**Director

Mr. H. A. Pieris (Asoka Pieris) was appointed a Director of the Company on 25 February 2019. He was also appointed to the Board of subsidiary company Cargills Foods Company (Private) Limited as Director Consultant Advisor and Member of the Audit Committee and Corporate Governance & Nominations Committee. 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 and a Certified Global Management Accountant. He has wide and varied experience in the fields of Marketing, Finance, and Manufacturing both in Sri Lanka and overseas. He was the Group Chief Executive Officer of Singer Group in Sri Lanka, from July 2010 to October 2018. He also has overseas working experience in Hong Kong as the Vice President Finance of Singer Asia Limited for two years and in Marketing in Singer Jamaica. He has been a Director of Public Quoted Companies in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Indonesia and a Director of Non Quoted Companies in India and Hong Kong.

Mr. P D Rodrigo


*Director

Mr. Parakrama Devasiri Rodrigo, a chartered accountant, had a career with the international accounting and consulting firm PwC joining it in east Africa in 1974 and serving in its London offices in 1980. He was a Founder Partner when PwC established its Sri Lankan firm in 1981, and held the position of senior partner from 1992 to 30 June 2006. He was the chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce from 2004 to 2006. He has previously held public office as a member of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission and as a member of the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. He is a director of Ambeon Capital PLC and has served on the boards of Chevron Lubricants, Cargills Bank, Ceylon Tobacco, Holcim and John Keells Holdings.



* Independent / Non Executive
** Non Independent/ Non Executive