Mr. K.D.U.S Nanayakkara, an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Board of Associated Motor Finance Company PLC since 5th November 2015 was appointed as Chairman of the Company on 18th May 2020. Mr. Nanayakkara holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pure Mathematics and Physics from the University of Colombo and an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK. Mr. Nanayakkara commenced his career at Linea Intimo, a fully-owned subsidiary of the MAS Holdings in 1999 and moved up the rank to become the Director Finance of MAS Active division in 2014, where he served in this capacity till the end of 2017. During this period, the Finance Team of MAS Active won the prestigious CIMA Case Study Award in 2012 under his leadership. This case study was based on the successful Finance transformation with the implementation of the Lean Enterprise in a service function. Subsequently, he served as the Director – Manufacturing and Planning of MAS Active, the sportswear division of MAS Holdings. He has been an active member in setting up a manufacturing partnership in China and manufacturing subsidiaries in India and Jordan. Under his leadership a feasibility study was conducted to set up a manufacturing facility in the Northern Province which became a reality in 2012. He was responsible in setting up MAS operations in the Western Hemisphere. He was appointed as a Board Director of MAS Legato (Pvt) Ltd., MAS’s shared services operation with effect from 1st January 2017.
Mr. J.P.I. Nalatha Dayawansa is a Diploma holder in Automobile Engineering in Stuttgart, Germany and has been an Apprentice of the Dimo, Mercedes Benz AG and Bosch GmbH. He has undergone extensive training locally and internationally in relation to automobile
engineering. He possesses a vast knowledge and experience in this field, which prompted him to start his own business venture namely, Imperial Import & Export Company (Pvt) Ltd., in 1983 and pioneered the import of used high end cars. It also involves the importation of farm and earth moving equipment and prime movers from UK. He is also the holder of a Diploma in Economic and Management from the London School of Economics and Management in UK. He was appointed as an Executive Director to the Board of Associated Motor Finance Company PLC in 1982 and after the demise of his father late the Mr. J.P.I. Piyadasa in 1995: he succeeded as the Chairman and Managing Director of the Company. He has over 35 years of extensive experience in many industries such as Finance, Hospitality and Leisure,Garments, Exports and Imports. In addition to the above, he is currently the Chairman and Managing Director of Poltech (Ceylon) Ltd., a public company engaged in garment exports and also the Chairman and Managing Director of Imperial Import & Export Company (Pvt) Ltd., a private limited company engaged in importing and trading of used motor vehicles from UK. He has been appointed as an Executive Director of Arpico Finance Company PLC since December 2014.
Mr. T.G. Kandamby was appointed to the Board of Associated Motor Finance Company PLC on 23rd April 2020.Mr. Kandamby is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. He also holds a Post-graduate Executive Diploma in Bank Management from the Institute of Bankers Sri Lanka.He counts over 30 years of professional experience in management & consultancy in the fields of accounting, auditing, corporate management, finance, tax and has extensive exposure to a wide range of enterprises relating to construction, engineering, services, trading, agriculture, energy, information technology, entertainment etc. He has functioned as Chief Executive Officer/General Manager of Nanda Investments & Finance PLC and also held senior management positions as Accountant abroad and presently serves as Director of private companies & practice in the name of T G Kandamby & Company.
Mr. R. Wijegunawardane was appointed to the Board of Associated Motor Finance Company PLC on 18th May 2020. Mr. Wijegunawardane is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He also has a Post-graduate Diploma in Management awarded by the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and a Diploma in Treasury Investment & Risk Management awarded by the Institute of bankers in Sri Lanka. He counts over 30 years of professional experience in Financial & Management accounting, Taxation, Auditing, Administration, Procurement, Information Technology, Systems implementations and General & Corporate Management in leading listed Companies as well as other Institutions. He has functioned as the Managing Director /Chief Executive Officer of Colombo Dockyard PLC and also previously held the position of Chief Finance Officer at the said company. He has served at several leading Companies in Sri Lanka and overseas in the capacity of Director, CEO, CFO and General Manager. Presently he is engaged in consultations & social service activities.
Mr. J.P.I. Shanil Dayawansa holds a Degree in Accounting and Management (BA) from the University of Essex (UK) and Master’s Degree in International Business (MA) from the Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Both these qualifications focus on finance and management of business. He was appointed as an Executive Director to the Board of Associated Motor Finance Company PLC in September 2009. He has been the recent inclusion to the Board to bring youthfulness to the Board of Associated Motor Finance Company PLC, with a view to strengthen it further, with the financial and accounting aspects and to improve the corporate governance of the Company. He has been appointed as an Executive Director of Arpico Finance Company PLC, since December 2014, subsequently he was appointed as the Managing Director of Arpico Finance Company PLC since June 2015.
Mrs. A.S. Dayawansa was appointed as an Executive Director to the Board of Associated Motor Finance Company PLC in 1995. In addition to this, she has been holding directorships at Poltech (Ceylon) Ltd., a public company engaged in garment exports and also at Imperial Import & Export Company (Pvt) Ltd., a company engaged in importing and trading of used motor vehicles from UK. She is also the Managing Partner of Ayathi, a dress boutique, which caters exclusively to the high end market. She has over 21 years of experience in sectors such as Finance, Garments, Imports and Exports.
Mr. Sallay is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of UK (FCMA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a fully-qualified Member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Australia (CMA). He is also a Fellow Member of Chartered Institute of Marketing of UK (FCIM) and a holder of a Master’s in Business Administration from the Asia University of Malaysia.
Mr.Sallay is a financial professional with over 34 years of extensive and diverse work experience in the fields of Finance, Auditing, Marketing, Credit and Recoveries, Project Management and Event Management. He has held many positions, both strategic and operational, in many organisations and has wide exposures in diverse sectors such as Finance, Hospitality, Healthcare, International Event Organisation, Communications and Trading and Manufacturing. Mr. Sallay joined Associated Motor Finance Company Ltd., in 1997 as the Group Accountant. He was promoted to the post of General Manager in 2003 and to the post of CEO/ General Manager in 2011. He performs as the Head of Finance of the Company. He has been appointed as an Executive Director of Arpico Finance Company PLC since December 2014. His past work experience has seen him focus on his core strengths in the realm of finance, through over 24 years of service with several established financial institutions.
Mr. Gunasekara holds a Diploma in Marketing from the Faculty of Asia Lanka Vocational Education and a Higher Diploma in Practical Accountancy from the Institute of Professional Accountancy Training. He is also a part qualified member of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka and holds a Diploma in Public Management from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He holds a Diploma in Micro Finance from the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka. He has over 28 years of experience in the finance industry, 17 years of which have been spent in managerial positions.
Mr. Perera is a part qualified member of the Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka and is a registered student of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. He is also reading for his Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology through an external degree course offered through the University of Colombo. He has over 27 years of experience in the field of accountancy of which, 13 years have been spent in managerial positions.
Mr. Panditharathne holds a Diploma in Writership and Communication from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and also holds a Diploma in Psychology and Counselling. He has successfully completed the Certificate in Marketing from SLIM. He possesses over 17 years of experience in the finance industry and 11 years in the field of Mass Media Communications. Of this period, 8 yearswere spent in managerial positions.