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Holding a longstanding career of over 34 years in Finance and Management Mr. Lucille Wijewardena has held multiple top executive positions over the years. His professional background has a strong history in the plantations industry. He was appointed as Chairman (former) of the Sri Lanka Tea Board in 2019 and he has fulfilled leadership roles as Managing Director of Hayleys Plantations, Talawakelle Plantations Ltd and Pussellawa Plantations Ltd. and he has also served as Chairman of Mahaweli Marine Cement Company Ltd and Group Chief Accountant of Carson Cumberbatch & Co. Ltd. Mr. Wijewardena is a strong advocate on the promotion of Ceylon tea, globally, and was a pioneering influence on launching the country’s first government-backed international campaign for promoting Sri Lankan tea after 150 years. Mr. Wijewardena is a Board member of Softlogic Capital PLC and holds similar positions in several other organizations. Currently, he is the Managing Director of Anuga Holdings (Pvt) Ltd. and Founder Director of Regency Teas (Pvt) Ltd., He also serves at the Press Complaint Commission of Sri Lanka as a member of the Dispute Resolution Committee. Amongst his professional affiliations, Mr. Wijewardena is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Post Graduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura and previously, he served on the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.
With strong roots in the financial services and banking industries, Mr. Iftikar Ahamed holds over three decades of professional experience across a wide breadth of positions that have made him a recognized professional within the financial services industry. He has held several Senior Management positions both in Sri Lanka and overseas which includes working as Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Nations Trust Bank PLC and Senior Associate Director at Deutsche Bank AG. And through his experiences in the banking industry, he has amassed a wealth of knowledge in treasury and banking services. Equipped with this vast history of experience and industry insights he now spearheads the financial services arm of the Softlogic Group. Working across several leadership positions he fulfills responsibilities as Managing Director of Softlogic Capital PLC, Managing Director of Softlogic Life Insurance PLC and Director of Softlogic Stockbrokers (Pvt) Ltd. – overseeing operations in Insurance, Leasing, and Finance and Stockbroking. In 2014, he was appointed as Managing Director of Softlogic Life Insurance PLC and has brought tremendous success to the company making it one of leading Life Insurance providers in Sri Lanka with a continuously expanding base of customers.
Co-founder of Softlogic, Mr. Ranjan Perera oversees and manages the Group’s Mobile phone business as Sector Head while also working within the leadership position of Managing Director of Softlogic International (Pvt) Ltd, which is the authorized business partner for Dialog Axiata PLC in NOKIA and BLACKBERRY mobile devices. He has also been serving in the position as Director of Softlogic Holdings, since the very beginning of its operations. In addition, he also leads to Softlogic Retail Service Operation and the Retail Dealer Division. With extensive experience in the mobile and telecommunications sectors, Mr. Perera has held a myriad of positions within the industry, especially in senior managerial roles, providing strategic direction in navigating through the fast-evolving and highly competitive industry. His professional experience spans over two decades in the telecommunication sector with a broad level of knowledge and experience in working with international electronics brands which brings a wider scope of growth for the group’s mobile telecommunications operations.
Director/Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Dedigama holds significant experience in investment services and capital market spheres, with the experience that crosses over 25 years he has held several key positions across his career. He was a past president of the Colombo Stockbrokers Association (CSBA). His career in stockbroking began with John Keells Stockbrokers as an Investment Advisor. Subsequently, he joined Asia Securities in 2005 as an Associate Director followed by his progression to the role of Chief Executive Officer of the firm. Amassing an impressive network and experience over his career in promoting the Sri Lankan equity market, he has gained extensive experience from having handled high net worth as well as institutional clientele in Sri Lanka and overseas.
Non - Executive Director
Mr. J.M.Jayanth Perera has over 40 years of experience in the financial sector with the majority of those years being at Senior Management and board levels . He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (London) and had undergone extensive training in a host of International Financial Centers such as in London, New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Singapore. Currently Mr. J.M.Jayanth Perera serve as an independent Non- Executive Director at many companies such as Singer Finance PLC, Sri Lankan Airlines Limited, ODEL PLC etc. Mr. J.M.Jayanth Perera counts a long and illustrious career at Hatton National Bank PLC (HNB) where he worked as Senior Deputy General Manager- International, Business Development and Corporate Credit including Treasury Operations. He was also a Founding Director of HNB Assurance PLC. During his term at HNB, Mr. J.M.Jayanth Perera was able bring many reforms by coordinating with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. He was also Managing Director of Acuity Stockbrokers (Pvt) Ltd including Acuity Securities and Acuity Partners – jointly owned by HNB and DFCC Bank. In these positions he contributed immensely towards business growth. He also served as Director of Lanka Ventures (Pvt) Ltd, LVL Energy and as a Board Member of the Credit information Bureau of Sri Lanka.