Mr. Husein Esufally is the Chairman of Hemas Holdings PLC. Mr. Esufally assumed responsibility as CEO in January 2001, and was appointed Chairman in November 2013. He was instrumental in leading the Company to achieve one of the most successful listings on the Colombo Stock Exchange in September 2003. He relinquished the Office of CEO on 31st March 2014 and assumed non- executive status. Previously, Mr. Esufally served as the Managing Director of the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) business where Hemas emerged as a dynamic local competitor in the face of strong multinational competition. Several brands that were created during his tenure are amongst the leaders in the category today. Mr. Esufally is involved in several industry associations including the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce where he serves on the Committee. He is also a Member of the Board of Management of the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM). Mr. Esufally is active in several social projects and is the Founder Director of the Association for Rehabilitation of Spinal Cord Injuries (ARSCI). Mr. Esufally holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Electronics from the University of Sussex, UK; having received his primary education at St Thomas College, Mt Lavinia.
Steven joined Hemas to head up the group efforts in mergers and acquisitions and strategy. He was appointed to the directorate of Hemas Manufacturing (Pvt) Ltd and as a member of the Board of Management of Hemas Holdings PLC in May 2013. Steven took up the Office of Deputy CEO and director of Hemas Holdings PLC in November 2013 and was elevated to the status of Group CEO on 1st April 2014. Steven 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 Millennium Information Technologies. He has served on the Boards of many leading businesses in India and Sri Lanka including John Keells Holdings, Lion Brewery and Punjab Tractors. He holds a Masters of Development Studies from the University of Melbourne, BSc (Econ) Hons, in Economics and Accounting from Queens University, Belfast and is also a Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Murtaza Esufally holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Essex, UK. He is a Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn) and is an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. He has an Executive MBA from the Melbourne Business School. He has over 17 years of Senior management experience. He is also the Chairman of Hemas Hospitals (Pvt) Ltd and Hemas Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd, subsidiaries of Hemas.
Malinga Arsakularatne is the Chief Financial Officer of Hemas Holdings PLC, and a member of the Board of Management of the Group. He has been part of the Hemas Group since 2004 and had gained over 8 years of experience in the fund management industry prior to joining Hemas. He serves on the boards of Hemas Holdings PLC, Hemas Power PLC, Serendib Hotels PLC and NDB Capital Holdings PLC. He is a CFA Charter Holder and a Past President of CFA Sri Lanka. He is also a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a Past Board Member of the CIMA Sri Lanka Division. He holds a B.Sc in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Moratuwa, an M.Sc in Investment Management from Cass Business School, and an Executive MBA from INSEAD.
Mr. Kishan Nanayakkara is the Managing Director of Hemas Power PLC and has been holding this position since the inception of the Company in 2003. He is also a member of the Board of Management of Hemas Holdings PLC. Mr. Nanayakkara is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK and an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He also holds an MSc in Finance from the Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK. He has held several senior management positions and directorships in companies ranging from manufacturing to financial services during a career spanning over 20 years. Mr. Nanayakkara has served as an advisor to the National Council for Economic Development and as a Consultant to the PERC in the past and at present serves on the Board of the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority.
Mr. Sanjeewa Samaranayake is the Managing Director of Hemas Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd and Hemas Surgicals & Diagnostics (Pvt) Ltd counts over 20 years of managerial experience holding senior positions in manufacturing and trading companies in Sri Lanka.He has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Colombo and is a Chartered Management Accountant with an MBA from the Post Graduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayawardenapura. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. He joined Hemas Pharmaceuticals as Director - Finance and Supply Chain in 2003 and was appointed as Managing Director in 2007. He was awarded with the prestigious “Platinum Honours Award” by the Postgraduate Institute of Management Alumni at the inaugural event in 2010.
Ms. Kasturi Wilson is the Managing Director of the Groups’ Transportation sector and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK. She has a wide range of experience in multiple industries and functions spanning from auditing, consulting, logistics, leisure and travel. Ms. Wilson joined Hemas in 2002 as the Finance Director of HemTours (Presently, Diethelm Travels) and in 2005 she was appointed the Head of Shared Services for the Group and subsequently the Chief Process Officer of the Group in 2007. In 2011 Ms. Wilson took up the position of Managing Director of the Transportation Sector.
Mr. Ranil De Silva was appointed as the Managing Director of Serendib Hotels PLC in 2010. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK, Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK. He began his career at Ernst & Young and then worked overseas with a Multi-National for 10 years. Mr. De Silva has wide experience locally in the apparel industry and retailing prior to assuming office as Group CEO of DCSL Group.
Mr. Roy Joseph is the Managing Director of Hemas Manufacturing (Pvt) Ltd. and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK, a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Finance & Business Administration from the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He counts over 20 years management experience spanning the fields of Finance, IT, Supply Chain, Channels/Customer Development and General Management. He has held key positions in FMCG, Plantations, Construction and logistics companies.
As the Chief Process Officer at Hemas Holdings PLC., Chandima leads Information Technology, Shared Services & Process improvement teams transforming businesses to embrace more profitable and growth oriented business models. Chandima has accumulated 18 years of experience in applying Information Technology across multiple industries improving business performance. Prior to joining Hemas, Chandima was with MAS Holdings, Sri Lanka for Fourteen years, lastly as the CEO for Sabre Technologies a fully owned subsidiary of MAS. Chandima started his career at Unilever as a management trainee and later was involved in a global project for Unilever tea business. Chandima has a degree in Information Systems from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and has followed strategic management courses from renowned business schools Ashridge, Henley, INSEAD and Kellog’s.
Mr. Dimuth De Alwis functions as the Group Human Resource Director. He joined the Hemas FMCG sector in 1999 and was subsequently promoted as the Head of Human Resources in 2006. In 2008 he headed the Human Resources function of the Hospital sector and was appointed as the Head of Group Human Resources in 2010. Mr. De Alwis hold a Degree in Commerce and Management (specialized in International Trade) from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and a National Diploma in Human Resources Management from Institute of Personnel Management. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of The Association of Human Resources Professionals, Sri Lanka.