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About Hemas

Board of Management

Mr. Harith Perera

Managing Director of Diethelm Travels

Mr. Harith Perera is the Managing Director of Diethelm Travel Sri Lanka (DTSL) and Diethelm Travel The Maldives (DTTM). He has been with Hemas for the past 16 years. He joined Hemas FMCG in 1997 and was involved in Sales and Brand Management until 2006. He joined Hemtours in 2006 and subsequently was part of the team launching Diethelm Travel in Sri Lanka and Maldives. Harith is currently the Hon. Treasurer of Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO) and also an Executive Committee member of PATA, Sri Lankan chapter. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), UK and has a MBA from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

Mr. Riad Ameen

Legal Consultant

Mr. Riad Ameen functions as the Legal Consultant to Hemas Holdings PLC. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) from the University of London and a Master of Laws Degree (LLM) from the University of Colombo. He is a Barrister of the Lincoln’s Inn, UK, and an Attorneyat-Law. He has been associated with the Hemas Group for the past 6 years. Prior to that, Mr. Ameen was a state counsel in the Attorney General’s Department for 7 years. Mr. Ameen has been an active civil law practitioner for the past 14 years.

Mr. Steven Enderby

Executive Director / CEO

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.

Mr. M A H Esufally

Executive Director

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.

Mr. Malinga Arsakularatne

Executive Director/ Chief Financial Officer

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. Sanjeewa Samaranayake

Managing Director of Hemas Pharmaceuticals

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

Managing Director of Transportation Sector

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. D T R De Silva

Managing Director of Serendib Hotels PLC

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

Managing Director of FMCG Sector

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.

Mr. Peter D’Almeida

Managing Director / Chief Executive of N*able (Pvt) Ltd

Peter D’Almeida is the Managing Director and Chief Executive of N*able (Pvt) Ltd, an IT venture he founded in 2008 with the Hemas Group, and counts for 25 years in the IT industry. Starting his career at East West Information Systems, he moved to ComputerLand to launch Sun Microsystems in Sri Lanka and led the pioneering efforts to introduce open systems and client server computing to the country. Prior to joining Hemas, he served as the Chief Executive of Millennium ESP, the Enterprise and Service Provider business of Millennium Information Technologies. He is also a member of the Cisco Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) Channel Advisory Board and the APJ Advisory Board of Palo Alto Networks.

Mr. Trihan Perera

Director Business Strategy

Mr. Trihan Perera functions as the Director Business Strategy of the Group. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK and holds a MBA with distinction from Keele University, UK. Mr. Perera has been with the Hemas Group since 2010. He began his career at NDB and moved to management consulting and academia. He has worked in a wide range of industries including banking, shipping and logistics, aviation, plantations and FMCG in Sri Lanka and overseas.

Mr. Chandima Cooray

Chief Process Officer

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

Group Human Resource Director

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.

Mr Panjan Navaratnam

Managing Director - Hemas Hosptials (Pvt) Ltd.

Mr. Panjan Navaratnam holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Northeast Louisiana University, U.S.A. and counts more than 10 years of Senior Management experience. He was the Head of Standards Development Services in a leading Organization in Australia before joining Hemas Hospitals (Pvt) Ltd.

Dr. Himesh Fernando

Director- Strategy And New Business Development

Himesh joined Hemas in 2014 as the Director of Strategy and New Businesses. He also leads Strategic Innovation for growth of the organization. Prior to joining Hemas, Himesh has worked in the Biotechnology industry in Oxford in the UK, and the Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) in both, Business Development and Scientific Research. Himesh holds a Doctorate from the University of Cambridge in the field of Chemical Biology and a B.Sc. honors from the University of Colombo in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

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