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Board of Directors

Ms. Manjula Mathews - Executive Chairperson

Ms. Manjula Mathews - Executive Chairperson

Manjula Mathews brings to the Board over 20 years experience in General Management and Finance, both in Sri Lanka and overseas. She currently serves as Executive Chairperson of Dunamis Capital PLC and is a director of other Dunamis subsidiaries. She was formerly the Finance Director at Janashakthi Insurance PLC; one of the leading insurers in the country where she continues to hold a Non-Executive position. She is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of UK, and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Cambridge (UK).

Mr. Dinesh Schaffter - Managing Director

Mr. Dinesh Schaffter - Managing Director

Dinesh Schaffter counts over 20 years experience in the Financial Services and Manufacturing sectors. He serves as the Managing Director of Kelsey Developments PLC, a subsidiary of Dunamis Capital PLC and is a director of other Dunamis subsidiaries. Dinesh is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and holds a Bachelor of Law - Honours Degree (LLB) from the United Kingdom.

Mr. Eardley Perera, Independent Non - Executive Director.

Mr. Eardley Perera, Independent Non - Executive Director.

Eardley Perera is a Chartered Marketer and a Graduate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK, with over 40 years of experience in management. He has undergone management training in Sweden, UK, South Korea, the Philippines and Singapore. Currently, he is the Non-Executive Chairman of M&E (Private) Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Dunamis Capital PLC, First Capital Holdings PLC, Keells Food Products PLC, Janashakthi Insurance PLC, ODEL PLC, Sting Consultants (Private) Limited, Brand Finance Lanka (Private) Limited and MAS Tropical Foods (Private) Limited. He is a member on the Board of Study of the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (PIM) and is actively engaged in management education and consultancy.

Mr. Chandana de Silva, independent Non - Executive Director

Mr. Chandana de Silva, independent Non - Executive Director

Chandana de Silva has held several senior management positions including that of Chief Financial Officer for Level (3) Communications in Europe a NASDAQ quoted company and Head of Financial Planning for British Telecommunications PLC. Since moving back to Sri Lanka in 2002 he has worked for MAS Holdings in a variety of roles and established the Supply Chain Management function, set up the MAS training centre and until December 2011 was the Chief Executive Officer of the MAS Investment Division. He continues to be a consultant to the MAS Group and is on the Board of Hemas Transportation (Private) Limited, Hemas Power PLC, Eureka Technologies (Private) Limited, 24/7 Techies (Pvt) Ltd, and Sea-Change Partners Lanka (Private) Limited. He also serves as a Director of Dunamis Capital PLC, Kelsey Developments PLC and Premier Synthetic Leather Manufacturers (Private) Limited. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and in Sri Lanka and holds a Degree in Mathematics and Management from the University of London.