SLTC BOARD MEMBERS
Mr. Ajith Fernando
Mr. Fernando draws on a 30-year body of multi-faceted experience in Sri Lankan capital markets and is the founder and Group CEO of the Capital Alliance Group. A long-standing Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK), he holds an MA in Financial Economics from the University of Colombo.
He currently operates as the Managing Director of Capital Alliance Holdings Limited and Ceylon Tea Brokers PLC, while also reserving the position of Chairman in two of the group’s companies. An industry visionary, Mr. Fernando holds key board positions in a number of companies both within and external to the CAL Group.
Mr. Ajita de Zoysa
Mr. de Zoysa is the Chairman of AEC Limited and all its group Companies.
He serves on the Boards of numerous listed and non-listed organizations and has over 60 years of industry experience in Motor, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Petroleum and Petro chemical, Construction and Financial Services.
He has served as the Chairman of AMW Group, Union Bank, National Asset Management Limited and Sathosa Motors PLC. Mr de Zoysa’s philanthropic and leadership roles in numerous Organizations in Education, Healthcare, the Kalutara Bodhi Trust and the YMBA to name a few have contributed to the welfare and well-being of many thousands of people over the past 5 decades. He was conferred National Honour “Deshamanya” by HE the President of Sri Lanka in 2019.
Mr. Dinesh de Zoysa
Mr. Dinesh de Zoysa serves as the Managing Director of Associated Electrical Corporation Limited (AEC).
He currently serves as the Chairman of Capital Alliance Group and serves as a non-executive board member of listed and unlisted companies across risk and insurance solutions, hotel management and travel, real estate development, HR transformation and consulting in a career spanning over 30 years.
He is also Managing Trustee and board member of Musaeus College, Colombo. He holds a Bachelor of Business (Finance and IT) from the University of Technology, Sydney, and an MSc in Insurance and Sustainable Risk Management from Glasgow Caledonian University, London
Mr. Chehan Perera
Mr. Perera counts over 27 years following financial markets and managing research and financial services businesses based in South-East Asia and South Asia. He spent over 10 years (1995- 2005) with the ABN AMRO Group heading research operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Mauritius in addition to covering strategy and several other sectors during that period. He was also a part of the Group’s equities management team for the ASEAN region.
Upon leaving ABN AMRO, Mr. Perera co-founded Insite Equity Ltd and subsequently established Insite Holdings as an investment holding company in Sri Lanka. Insite Equity entered into a partnership with KAF Seagroatt & Campbell Securities in 2006 in Malaysia where Chehan was the lead in building a competitive and well-respected institutional equities business.
Mr. Perera worked two years (2017 and 2018) at Malaysian sovereign fund Valuecap Sdn Bhd as Head, Capital Market Research to set up an ASEAN research team with an ESG focus.
He holds a BA (Hons) from Ithaca College, NY with a major in Economics and a minor in Mathematics. He received his CFA charter in 1999.
Mr. Mano Sekaram
Mr. Sekaram is a serial tech entrepreneur and investor. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of 99x, an award winning, high-quality digital product engineering company serving European markets.
Mr. Sekaram is a respected leader with over 30 years of experience in the Sri Lankan IT industry and business community. He was listed on LMD’s 100 Club for 2019 and 2020, the A-List of Sri Lankan businesspeople who continue to drive the nation’s engine of growth. He was also awarded the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) 2014 by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for his vast contributions to the ICT industry.
In furthering education, IT literacy and aligning the university curricula to industry needs, Mr. Sekaram has contributed as a Board Member at the University of Jaffna and the University of Colombo (School of Computing). He is a member of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Consultative Committee for Computer Science. Mr. Sekaram sits on the Board of the Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC) as an investor.
He is a past Chairman of the IT/BPM sector’s apex body, the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM).
In August 2023, Mr. Sekaram was appointed as the Honorary Consul General for Norway in Sri Lanka.
Mr. Priyanjith Weerasooria
Mr. Weerasooria is the Group Managing Director of FINCO Holdings (Pvt) Ltd and has over 25 years of experience across manufacturing, apparel, consultancy, financial services & leisure industries.
Mr. Weerasooria provides strategic direction and leadership to the CEO’s of group companies in Hotel and Travel Sector, Manufacturing, Energy and the Consultancy Practice.
In 2011, Mr. Weerasooria divested FINCO’s interest in apparel following and lead the group’s expansion into the leisure industry with UGA brand of hotels. The investment into bespoke travelling planning with the formation of TFG in 2014 complimented FINCOs existing businesses of general sales agents of Korean Air, Alpha Travels & Holidays (Pvt). Under his leadership, RDC – a pioneer consulting practice in Sri Lanka registered with international lending organizations including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JAICA) Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFCD), Fund for International Development (OFID), has successfully completed several projects, both locally and internationally.
The 2018 divestment of FINCOs construction industry investments allowed Mr. Weerasooria to add investment in financial services and renewable energy businesses to the FINCO portfolio,
In 2007 Mr. Weerasooria joined YPO and was Chapter Chair of Young 2012 – 2013; where he worked with other experienced leaders to expand business opportunities, inspire and encourage young leaders to join the chapter.
Mr. Weerasooria services on Board of CEAT Kelani Holdings since 2013, Kelani Tyres board since 2016 and many other non listed companies. He is an alumnus of Bentley College U.S.A., where he obtained a degree in Bachelor of Science in Marketing.
Mr. Hiran Cooray
Mr. Cooray is Chairman of Jetwing Symphony/Lighthouse Hotel PLC.
He joined his father, the founder of Jetwing, late Herbert Cooray, in the late 1980s. He learnt to love nature, work with local communities and to explore areas where others would not from his father; today, this is called sustainable tourism. He has seen the Jetwing brand being recognized as Sri Lanka’s most responsible hospitality entity.
His efforts were acknowledged internationally with him being the first Sri Lankan to be appointed Chairman of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) based in Bangkok. He also served on the Board of Small Luxury Hotels of the World from 2007- 2014 and the UNWTO Tourism Ethics Committee as an alternate member from 2013-2021.
In Sri Lanka, he was elected President of the Tourist Hotels Association (THASL) from 2005-2008 and from 2014-2016. He also served as a Board member of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) and the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau (SLTPB). His passion for sustainable tourism makes him a sought-after speaker within his motherland and around the world.
Mr. Alexis Lovell
Mr. Lovell is an experienced investor and business leader responsible for negotiating several prominent and large transactions including;
- the largest Telecommunication Sell Side Advisory Asia, Transaction Value US$2.6b.
- Largest Real Estate Transaction United Kingdom Stg 500 million.
- Largest Healthcare Sale Middle East. Sell Side Advisory US$ 750m.
- Placement of US$100 Million of Union Bank Shares to TPG
- Sale of AMW Group to Al-Futtaim Middle East. Mr. Lovell obtained a Post Graduate Degree in Business from Curtin University Australia. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK and Fellow of Australian Marketing Institute. Positions held by him were Chairman, Union Bank of Colombo PLC, Chairman, UB Finance Ltd and Chairman, Kapital Corp International (Pvt) Ltd.