Board of Management About Hemas > Board of Management The role of the Board of Management is to develop overall Group strategy and annual business plans, review business plans, evaluate investment proposals, design and review Group policies and controls and provide a forum for the Chief Executive Officer to discuss ideas and issues.

About Hemas

Board of Management

Harith Perera

Managing Director of Diethelm Travels

Harith is the Managing Director of Diethelm Travel Sri Lanka (DTSL) and Diethelm Travel The Maldives (DTTM). 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), the Vice President 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.

Riad Ameen

Legal Consultant

Riad is the Legal Consultant to Hemas Holdings PLC. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LL.B) from the University of London and a Master of Laws Degree (LL.M) from the University of Colombo. He is a Barrister of the Lincoln’s Inn, UK, and an Attorney-at-Law. He has been associated with the Hemas Group for the past 9 years. Riad has been a civil law practitioner for the past 17 years.

Sanjeewa Samaranayake

Managing Director of Hemas Pharmaceuticals

Sanjeewa 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.

Kasturi Chellaraja Wilson

Managing Director of Transportation Sector

Kasturi is the Managing Director of the Groups’ Transportation sector. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK and currently serves as Board Member of CIMA, Sri Lanka. She counts for over 26 years of managerial experience in multiple industries and functions spanning from auditing, consulting, logistics, leisure and travel. Kasturi 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.

Ranil De Silva

Managing Director of Serendib Hotels PLC

Ranil is the Managing Director of Serendib Hotels. 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 is also a Director of Dolphin Hotels PLC, Hotel Sigiriya PLC and an independent Director of Singer Sri Lanka PLC, Singer Industries PLC and Rignis Lanka PLC.

Roy Joseph

Managing Director of Hemas Manufacturing (Pvt) Ltd.

Roy is the Managing Director of Hemas Manufacturing (Pvt) Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK, a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka and he 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.

Peter D’Almeida

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

Peter 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.

Trihan Perera

Managing Director, J.L. Morison Son & Jones (Ceylon) PLC.

Trihan is the Managing Director of J.L. Morison Son & Jones (Ceylon) PLC. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK and holds a MBA with distinction from Keele University, UK. Trihan 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.

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 Kellogg’s.

Dimuth De Alwis

Group Human Resource Director

Dimuth functions as the Group Human Resource Director. He joined Hemas FMCG in 1999 and worked as the Head of Human Resources from 2006 to 2008. He joined Hemas Hospitals as the Head of Human Resources in 2008 and was subsequently promoted to the Head of Group Human Resources in 2010 and in 2011 to the role of Director. Dimuth holds 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 Association of Human Resources Professionals, Sri Lanka.

Dr. Himesh Fernando

Director- Strategy And New Business Development

Himesh joined Hemas in 2014 as the Director of Strategy and New Business Development. 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. He obtained his Doctorate from the University of Cambridge in the field of Chemical Biology and a B.Sc. Honours from the University of Colombo in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Lakith Peiris

Managing Director, Hemas Hospitals

Lakith joined Hemas on 1st April 2015. He is a well- known leader in the healthcare industry having been the CEO of Lanka Hospitals over the past 7 years. He has over 19 years’ experience in top management at a host of healthcare related MNCs including B|Braun Asia Pacific, Lifeserv and ConvaTec A Bristol Myers Squibb Company of USA amongst others. He holds a doctorate in Business & Management, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Sydney, Australia. Further, he is a Certified Professional Marketer from the Asia Pacific Marketing Federation and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing. Lakith has memberships in several professional Associations and Federations, in addition to being an ambassador and an executive committee member of the Mother Sri Lanka Trust. He was appointed as a member of the Private Health Services Regulatory Council and also serves the Regulatory Council in various sub committees.

Also in the Board of Management:

Steven Enderby

Executive Director / CEO

Malinga Arsakularatne

Executive Director/ Chief Financial Officer

Murtaza Esufally

Executive Director