Chairman/Independent, Non-Executive Director
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.
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.
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.