Stewardship

Board of Directors

 

 

 

  • Mr. Sunil Karunanayake

    Chairman

    He joined the Board on 26th January 2012 as an Independent Non-Executive Director and is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Karunanayake is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA) and also holds an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management at the University of Sri Jayawardenapura. He counts over 30 years of experience in a leading multinational company. Mr. Karunanayake also serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Ceylon Grain Elevators PLC, Orient Garments PLC and Three Acre Farms PLC. He also functions as the Chairman of the Audit Committee in the said listed companies.

  • Mr. Romani de Silva

    Deputy Chairman & Managing Director

    A Fellow Member of the Institute of Credit Management, Sri Lanka, Mr. Romani de Silva holds Directorates in many companies. He counts over 27 years of experience in the Finance industry. He is the pioneer of Collaboration Financing; a unique financing concept designed to provide finance for entrepreneurs to expand their businesses. The creation of this concept resulted in Alliance Finance becoming the first and only finance Company in Sri Lanka to be awarded the ISO 9001 Certification for designing business-specific financial solutions. He was also awarded two Bronze Awards for this innovation at Provincial and National levels at the Sri Lanka Entrepreneur of the year 2001 contest. He is a Life Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors and a Member of the Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs.

  • Lt. Col. (Retd) A.R. Samarasinghe

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    A retired Army Officer, having served for 20 years, specializes in business process re-engineering. He is also an Information Systems Security Strategist who is both a practitioner and an academic in the field. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and an MSc in Computer Science (Information Systems Security).

  • Mrs. R.N. Ponnambalam

    Non-Executive Director

    She has held several senior management positions in large private sector entities. She served as a Director of McLarens Holdings Ltd. and currently serves as the CEO/Managing Director of Macbertan (Pvt) Ltd. and as a Non-Executive Director of Hotel Services (Ceylon) PLC & Amaya Leisure PLC. She has served in key roles in negotiating and securing international and local businesses and development locally.

  • Mr. Mahinda Gunasekara

    Director Sustainability

    Mahinda Gunasekera has spent the past three decades working in the fields of SME finance, livelihood development, micro finance and agribusiness within Asia in countries such as Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. In addition he has consulting work experience in Tajikistan, Bangladesh, Philippines, Thailand, Japan, and the United States. Over that period he worked for large governmental organizations such as US Agency for International Development, as well as undertaking specialist assignments with the World Bank/ IFC, the Asian Development Bank and three US based INGOs/ PVOs.

  • Dr. Ajith Medis

    Consultant Marketing Director

    Dr.Medis who holds a doctorate in strategy from management and science university, malaysia, bachelor of commerce (special) honors degree from the university of kelaniya, postgraduate diploma in marketing from cim (uk), mba from the university of sri jayawardenapura and is also a certified management accountant of australia. He has considerable experience in the field of marketing and sales, which is his forte and has served in many different capacities in the nbfi sector. Currently he is attached to the academia of the university of kelaniya. Training of staff in marketing is another one of his core strengths.

  • Mr.E.C.S.R. Muttupulle

    Chief Operations Officer

    He is an Engineer by profession however his prowess has been in the field of finance where he has served in high ranking capacities in well established companies   overseas as well. He has had an illustrious career spanning over 33 years in the financial arena. He holds a B.Sc in Chemical Engineering – Glamorgan University, UK and M.Sc in Advanced Chemical Engineering & Bio Chemical Engineering – University College of Swansea UK.

  • Mr. Kusal Jayawardana

    Consultant Director Finance and Operations

    Kusal brings nearly 20 years of experience in investment banking, corporate finance, credit and operations. He was appointed to the Board of AFC in April 2017 as Consultant Director – Finance and Operations. He was involved and has lead deal teams in introducing a number of innovative capital market products to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh which includes different types of securitization structures, convertible securities and derivatives and executing several landmark capital market transactions. Kusal played a key role in setting up NDB Capital Limited, Bangladesh and Emerald Sri Lanka Fund, the first private equity country fund to be set up in Sri Lanka. His notable previous engagements include Managing Director/CEO of NDB Capital Limited, Bangladesh and Chief Operating Officer of NDB Capital Holdings Limited. Kusal was a Director of a number of listed and private companies including Resus Energy PLC, Pan Asian Power PLC, Lanka Communication Services Limited, Prosperous Capital and Credit Limited, Liege Capital Partners (Private) Limited and NDB Capital Limited. Kusal is a Chartered Financial Analyst, Associate Member of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK and the Chartered Global Management Accountant, USA and was an Associate member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK. He also holds an MBA from the Open University of Sri Lanka in collaboration with Commonwealth of Learning, Canada. Kusal also acts as a lecturer, trainer and consultant in corporate finance and strategy.

  • Mr.Chamindra De Silva

    Chief Financial Oficer

    A Senior Fellow Member of the institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka with over 30 years of post-qualifying experience after completing examinations of CIMA (UK), ACCA (UK), Institute of Marketing (UK) and Institute of Management Services (UK). He is a faculty member of the Coventry University (UK) for their Bachelors and Master' Degree programs in business management conducted in Sri Lanka and was a former course director for ?nancial management of the University of Colombo’s MBA program. He is also an Independent Director of Malwatte Valley Plantations PLC.

  • Mr. Michael Benedict

    Chief Risk Officer

    Mr. Benedict who joined Alliance Finance Company in 2001 is the Chief Risk Officer, and a Director of the Group subsidiary Alfinco Insurance Brokers. He counts over 23 years of experience in the financial services including Central Finance Company PLC and Mercantile Leasing PLC, of which fifteen years have been in management positions. Mr. Benedict is a Certified Member of Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM). He holds a MBA from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.

  • Mr. Andrew Samuel

    Head of Micro Finance/ Chief Continuous Improvement Officer

    He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants (UK), and an Associate Member of the National Institute of Plantation Management (AIPM). He counts over 19 years of experience in the Plantation and Finance Industries. He was the CEO of Aspic Plantations and a Director of Next Finance. An all-rounder with a wide experience in the field of Accountancy, Management, Strategic Planning, Marketing, Micro Finance and Corporate Management. He also has a keen interest in social work and serves at present as the Chairman-Community Service Committee-Rotary Club of Colombo. He holds an MBA from the University of Peradeniya.