Appointed to the Board of CIC on 28th October 2005 and
appointed as Acting Chairman on 1st January 2014 and as
the Chairman on 23rd May 2014. Mr. Harsha Amarasekera,
President’s Counsel is a leading lawyer in Sri Lanka having a
wide practice in the Original Courts as well as in the Appellate
Court, specialising in Commercial Law, Business Law,
Securities Law, Banking Law and Intellectual Property Law.
He also serves as an Independent Director in several
leading listed companies in the Colombo Stock Exchange,
including Vallibel One PLC, Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC,
Expo Lanka Holdings PLC, Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC,
Amana Bank PLC, Keells Food Products PLC, Amaya Leisure
PLC and Vallibel Power Erathna PLC. He was also appointed
as the Chairman of CIC subsidiary, Chemanex PLC on the
1st of April 2015.
He also serves as a Director in several unlisted companies
including some companies within the Group.
Joined the Board of CIC on 21st May 2002, appointed
Chief Operating Officer in February 2005 and appointed
Managing Director/CEO in April 2009. Holds a degree
from the University of Delhi and a Masters in Business
Administration, UK. Non-Executive Director of a number of
unlisted companies in the CIC Group including Akzo Nobel
Paints Lanka (Pvt) Limited, Rahimafrooz CIC Agro Limited,
Bangladesh and an Independent Director of Seylan Bank
PLC. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Chemanex
PLC. He is the Vice - Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of
Commerce, the President of the Sri Lanka - Africa - Middle
East Business Council and the Vice President of the Sri
Lanka-Maldivian Business Council and has led Sri Lanka
Chamber of Commerce delegations to various countries. He
is also the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce nominee in the
Mercantile Services Provident Society.
In addition, he had been a pioneer in coordinating and setting
up of CIC Agri Businesses which is the premier agricultural
company in Sri Lanka. He has helped in developing the seed
to shelf concept where 20,000 farmer families are helped
to bring produce to end consumers. He has also studied
the agricultural measurement and productivity systems in
Australia, India, Thailand, Portugal, Chile, South Africa and in
many other countries.
Appointed to the Board of Directors on 30th June 2010. Mr.
Rajan Asirwatham was the Senior Partner and Country Head
of KPMG from 2001 to 2008. Further, he was the Chairman
of the Steering Committee for the Sustainable Tourism
Project funded by the World Bank for the Ministry of Tourism.
Mr. Asirwatham, is a Fellow Member of The Institute of
Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He was also a Member
of the Presidential Commission on Taxation, appointed by His
Excellency the President, a Member of the Ceylon Chamber
of Commerce Advisory Council and a Member of the Council
of the University of Colombo. He also serves on the Boards
of a number of companies amongst which are Ceylon Tea
Services PLC, Aitken Spence PLC , Dankotuwa Porcelain
PLC, Aitken Spence Hotels PLC, Royal Ceramics PLC
and Valibel One PLC. He also serves as a Director of many
Appointed to the Board on 10th March 2008. Mr. Captain is
an entrepreneur and investor in Sri Lankan corporate sector,
bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and over 15 years
of business experience in a range of manufacturing sectors.
His current business interests range from paints, garments,
industrial gloves, cutting and polishing diamonds, plastics
and other packing material. He is the co-founder of Asia
Stock Brokers, Asia Capital, Dutch Lanka Trailers, Asia Siyaka
and Asian Alliance. He is also a Non-Executive Director
of Hatton National Bank PLC and many other unlisted
companies. Mr. Captain was educated at the University of
Miami, Florida, USA.
Appointed to the Board of Directors on 11th April 2013. Mr
Enderby has a long and successful track record in the private
equity space with Actis, a leading global emerging markets
fund. During his career, he has worked for Actis in UK,
Uganda, Swaziland, Sri Lanka and most recently in India,
finally retiring as an Actis Partner in 2011. He has led multiple
successful private equity transactions in Sri Lanka, including
South Asia Gateway Terminals, Ceylon Oxygen and Millenium
He has served on the Boards of many leading businesses in
India and Sri Lanka including John Keells Holdings PLC, Lion
Brewery PLC and Punjab Tractors.
He joined Hemas Holdings PLC in 2013 to head up the
Group efforts in merges, acquisitions and strategy and in
2014 was appointed the Group CEO. He is also a Director of
Serendib Hotels PLC and J L Morison Son & Jones (Ceylon)
He holds a Masters of Development Studies from the
University of Melbourne, BSc (Econ) Hons. in Economics
and Accounting from Queen’s University, Belfast and is
also a member of the Chartered Institute of Management
Accountants – UK.
Appointed alternate Director to ICI Nominee Director on 21st
May 2002, thereafter as a Director on 25th October 2008. A
Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka
and Certified Professional Managers. He is the Chairman of
Lanka Rating Agency, Deputy Chairman, Commercial Bank
of Ceylon PLC and Non-Executive Director of Keells Food
Products PLC, EAP Holdings PLC and a number of other
unlisted companies in the CIC Group. Served at Zambia
Consolidated Copper Mines Limited for 13 years and held
several senior positions including Head of Treasury. He is
also the Deputy Chairman of the Executive Council of The Sri
Lanka Institute of Directors.
Appointed to the Board of Directors on 9th November 2014.
Mr. Keerthi Kotagama is a professional Executive in the
Agriculture & Business Management fields. He obtained his
BSc in Agriculture (Hons) from the University of Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka and Master of Business Administration (Finance
& Management of Technology) from the Asian Institute of
Technology, Thailand. Presently, Mr. Kotagama is the Managing Director/CEO of
CIC Agri Businesses (Pvt) Limited since January 2006.
Mr.Kotagama has been awarded and recognised for his
professional services and contributions by several local and
international organisations. This includes the Responsible
Business Leader Award 2012, presented by the Enterprise
Asia, Malaysia and the Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award
2012, presented by the Enterprise Asia, Sri Lanka.
Appointed to the Board of Directors on 30th June 2009.
Prof. Buddhi Marambe is currently the Director of the
Agriculture Education Unit (AEU) of the Faculty of Agriculture,
University of Peradeniya. Being the former Dean of the
Faculty of Agriculture and the former Head of the Department
of Crop Science, Prof. Marambe has been actively
involved in and contributed significantly to the betterment
of the agriculture education, research and development
programmes at national and regional levels. He is the
Chairman of the National Experts Committee on Climate
Change Adaptation (NECCCA), Chairman of the National
Invasive Species Specialist Group (NISSG) and a Member of
the National Bio-Diversity Experts Committee (NBDEC) of the
Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Member
of the Sectorial Committee on Agriculture, Chairman of the
Working Group on Pesticides of the Sri Lanka Standards
Institute (SLSI), and a Member of the National Plant
Protection Committee (NPPC) of the Sri Lanka Council for
Agriculture Research Policy (SLCARP).
Appointed to the Board of Directors on 9th November 2014.
Dr. Devapriya Nugawela is currently the Chairman/Managing
Director of Link Natural Products (Pvt ) Ltd. He graduated
from the University of Ceylon with an Honours degree in
Chemistry and won a British Government postgraduate
scholarship to pursue postgraduate studies in UK. He
obtained the Ph.D.degree from the University of Manchester.
He also has a MBA from the University of Colombo.
Dr. Nugawela pioneered the production of quality
essential oils, herbal health care products and Ayurveda
pharmaceuticals for export and domestic market as the
founder Managing Director of Link Natural Products (Pvt) Ltd
Dr. Nugawela was a past Chairman of Spices & Allied
Products Producers & Processors Association of Sri
Lanka and a Member of the Board of Management of the
Postgraduate Institute of Management of the University of Sri
Dr. Nugawela is a member of the Executive Council of
International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Trade
(IFEAT) and is the Honorary Consul for the Republic of
Appointed to the Board of Directors on 9th November
2014. Mr. A V P Silva is a Fellow Member of the Institute
of Chartered Accountants (FCA) and also a Fellow Member
of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka
(FMAAT). In addition, he has the Certificate of Professional
Study (Project Analysis) from Arthur De Little Management
Education Institute, USA and the Executive Program on
Corporate Management (EPCM) from The Association for
Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS) Japan.
At present Mr. Silva is the Managing Director/CEO of CIC
Feeds (Pvt) Ltd., CIC Vetcare (Pvt) Ltd., CIC Poultry Farms
Ltd. and CIC Bio Security Breeder Farms Ltd. He is also
a Director of Chemanex PLC, Chemanex Adhesives (Pvt)
Ltd., Crop Management Services (Pvt) Ltd. and CAL Exports
Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Asia
Broadcasting Corporation Private Limited.
Appointed to the Board of Directors on 12th February 2015.
Mr. Dinesh Weerakkody is Chairman of HR Cornucopia
Lanka Ltd. He was the former Chairman of Commercial Bank
of Ceylon PLC and of the Employees Trust Fund Board of
Sri Lanka and a Director of DFCC Bank. He serves and had
served in a number of government and private sector boards.
He is also a Vice President of the International Chamber of
Commerce, Sri Lanka Chapter, a Council member of the
Employers’ Federation of Ceylon and the Institute of Directors
of Sri Lanka.
Mr. Weerakkody was also an Advisor to the Prime Minister of
Sri Lanka from 2002 to 2004 and has served in many Cabinet
Sub Committees and national level committees on economic
affairs, international affairs and labour management
Mr. Weerakkody is a Graduate in Business Administration,
a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management
Accountants, UK, Fellow Member of the Certified
Management Accountants of Sri Lanka, Professional Member
of the Singapore Human Resource Institute and has obtained
an MBA from the University of Leicester, England.
He has received extensive leadership, HR and management
trainings in the UK, USA, France, Japan, Singapore and
India. Mr. Weerakkody is currently a Director of many private
sector Boards including GlaxoSmithKline Sri Lanka, Ceylon
Tobacco PLC, Hemas Holdings PLC, Access Engineering
PLC and Director/Advisor of Cornucopia Bangalore, India.
An Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management
Accountants – UK and holds an MBA from the Postgraduate
Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri
Jayewardenepura. She is also a Director of many unquoted
subsidiaries of the CIC Group.