Board of Directors - Multi Finance PLC

Chairman/Independent, Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director in March 2011 Mr. Kuvera de Zoysa was later appointed as Chairman of Multi Finance PLC in July of the same year.
 
A President's Counsel of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, Mr. De Zoysa has been active in the legal practice since 1993 in areas of Commercial and Civil Law. He holds a Master's Degree (LLM) in International Trade Law from the University of Wales.
 
A well respected figure in Sri Lanka's legal and corporate spheres, Mr. De Zoysa has received significant recognition for his professional achievements including “Young Outstanding Persons” Award by HSBC - JCI TOYP 2007, by the Junior Chamber International Sri Lanka for Legal Accomplishment in recognition of his contribution to the legal profession.
 
Prior to his tenure at Multi Finance, Mr. De Zoysa served as Chairman / Director of People‟s Merchant Bank PLC and as a Director of the boards of People's Bank, Export Development Board and Sanasa Development Bank. He has also served as Acting Chairman of People's Bank and as Chairman of the Audit, Legal and Risk Management Committees of People's Bank.
 
He currently serves on the Boards of several listed companies and non-listed companies in IT, Power, Healthcare and Leisure sectors.

 

Mr. Pushpike Jayasundera has been the Chief Executive Officer at Multi Finance PLC since August 1, 2013. He possesses nearly 23 years’ experience in the fields of banking and finance.
 
He is a Banker and commenced his career as a Financial Executive in a reputed Non-Banking Finance Institution (NBFI) and subsequently served in two reputed Commercial banks for more than 15 years, namely HNB and Union bank. He has experience in the areas of retail and corporate credit, project financing, factoring, leasing, margin trading, hire purchase, pawning and recoveries. He was instrumental in establishing the entire leasing operation at Union Bank and developed its IT system which consists of on line credit approval to fully automated GL module. During its first year of operation he surpassed a portfolio of Rs.1 billion with a NPL ratio of below 0.1%.
 
He left the banking industry holding many senior positions including ‘Head of Leasing’ and ‘Head of Commercial Credit’ and joined Capital Alliance Finance PLC as the DGM in the absence of a CEO. As the DGM he revamped the entire company introducing best practices in the industry and re-engineered the business processes, whilst marking growth. Hence he is known for pioneering innovative new products in the industry, some of them being the free health insurance cover for deposit holders irrespective of age limit, first overseas travel package offered for time depositors based on rewards, first insurance credit cover and a point scheme for dealers, etc. He is also specialized in BPR (Business Process Re-engineering) system re-designing.
 
He holds a Master’s in Business Administration specialized in Finance from Sikkim Manipal University and is a finalist in Charted Institute Of Management Accountants UK. He is also a member of the Institute of Commercial Management UK and lectures in Credit, Leasing, Hire purchase and relationship marketing.
Appointed to the Board in August 2002 Mrs. Champika Atapattu serves the Company as Director – Legal and Recoveries.
 

An Attorney-at-Law & Notary Public, Mrs Atapattu graduated from Sri Lanka Law College in 1991 and holds over 21 years of experience as a practicing lawyer and legal officer holding wide-ranging experience across most aspects of the legal profession including litigation, court work, contract and agreement drafting and advisory services. She also holds further exposure in secretarial work in addition to her experience in the field of conveyancing.

During her long tenure at Multi Finance, she has served as a Legal Officer, Director and General Manager. Mrs. Atapattu currently overlooks legal and recoveries and has headed operations at our head office and branch network. She has followed several training programs, workshops and seminars conducted by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.
"R. A. Fernando is an Alumnus of the University of Cambridge (Wolfson College) having completed his Master of Studies in Sustainable Leadership in 2014 and Post Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business in 2008/9 . He also has a MBA from the University of Colombo and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). At the INSEAD Business School (France), he completed a Diploma in International Management and the Advanced Management Program. He holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from the European Business School in Switzerland.
 

He is the Operations Director of the Malaysia Blue Ocean Strategy Institute from 2011-2015. His career with Multi-nationals – Unilever, Sterling health International, Smithkline Beecham International covered Africa, Middle East and Asia in CEO and Marketing positions from 1981 to 2003. He was the first CEO of SLINTEC (Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology) 2008-2010. He was also the United Nations Global Compact Focal point for Sri Lanka 2003-2010 and founder of UN Global Compact Sri Lanka in 2010. In Academia, a visiting faculty member of the INSEAD Advanced Management Program from 2005-2010 and on the current faculty of CEDEP (Centre for European Executive Development). He has been an Executive in Residence at the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre from September 2010 to date. He was a visiting faculty member at the Deusto Business School, Universtat of Pompeu Fabra in Spain and University of Colombo MBA programs where he taught 'Strategic Corporate Sustainability'. Babson College USA published 3 Giving voice to values cases on his work in Kenya and Vietnam. In September 2007 he won a “Global Strategy Leadership award” at the World Strategy Summit for his work on embedding sustainability in corporate strategy.

He is the founder and Chairman / CEO of Global Strategic Corporate Sustainability Pvt. Ltd since April 2014.

The Group CEO of Fairway Holdings, Imal has previously been the CEO of Ceylon Biscuits Ltd and Managing Director of Hemas Manufacturing, Sri Lanka and Hemas Consumer Brands, Bangladesh.

Imal has worked with multi nationals such as JWT, Unilever, Glaxo-Smithkline, Coca-Cola and Chevron in the Middle East, in South East Asia and in the Indian sub-continent.

He served on the Boards of the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation, Sri Lanka Investment Holdings, Chevron Lubricants (Lanka) PLC and Eureka Technology Partners.

He was also appointed to the Jury of the Asia-Pacific Effie Awards (2016) and was subsequently invited as a Juror for the Global Effies Program as well as the Middle East North Africa Program.

He is a graduate of the Charted Institute of Marketing (UK) and a Certified Management Accountant of Australia. He completed his post graduate education at the Indian School of Business which included terms at The Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University), University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Fundação Dom Cabral (Brazil).

Mr.W.A.Lakshman holds Masters in Business Administration at the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI), Executive Diploma in Business Administration from University of Colombo, Diploma in Credit Management from the Institute of Credit Management, Diploma in Maintenance Management from NIBM and Diploma in Purchasing Management. He possesses over 25 years’ experience in the finance and leasing industry, including both managerial senior managerial positions in the LOLC group and LB Finance PLC.

Mr.Palitha Abeysekera is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy and Financial Management from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He counts over 20 years of experience in the finance and leasing industry, including both managerial senior managerial positions in Peoples’ Leasing, LOLC group, Central Finance and LB Finance PLC.

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