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Messages and Management Profiles

Board of Directors

1. J Godwin Perera

Chairman/Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in 2014, Mr Perera serves as the Chairman of the Ceylinco Life Insurance Limited. He also serves the Board of Ceylinco Insurance PLC as the Chairman with effect from 8 July 2010.

Mr Perera is a Former President of the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM). He was conferred an Honorary Membership of SLIM and was recognised with the ‘Practicing Marketer’ Award for his long standing service and contribution to marketing. He has served on Boards of several private and public sector organisations.

Mr Perera holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK.

2. R Renganathan

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer

Appointed to the Board in 2014, Mr R Renganathan serves as the Managing Director/CEO of the Ceylinco Life Insurance Limited. He also serves the Board of Ceylinco Insurance PLC as a Director.

Mr Renganathan joined Ceylinco Limited in 1983 and has had a long career in the Group's insurance business. He was responsible for setting up the Life Division of Ceylinco Insurance after the Government of Sri Lanka permitted private insurers to enter the Insurance Industry in 1987. He functioned as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the life insurance business of Ceylinco Insurance PLC until the segregation became fully operational in 2015.

He is also the Chairman of Ceylinco Healthcare Services Limited, a fully-owned subsidiary, having previously set up the Ceylinco Cancer Detection Centre and Ceylinco Diabetes Centre.

An accountant by profession, Mr Renganathan is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK.

3. E T L Ranasinghe

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Appointed to the Board in 2014, Mr Ranasinghe serves as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Ceylinco Life Insurance Limited. He also serves the Board of Ceylinco Insurance PLC as a Director.

Mr Ranasinghe joined Ceylinco Limited as a Product Manager in 1986. Counting over 35 years in sales, marketing and strategic planning, he is one of the pioneer members who set up Ceylinco Insurance PLC. He also serves as a Director of Ceylinco Healthcare Services Limited.

As a Founder Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Sri Lanka, Mr Ranasinghe has held several senior positions in its Executive Committee, including the post of Senior Vice Chairman.

Mr Ranasinghe holds an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, and is a Chartered Marketer and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK.

4. P D M Cooray

Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in 2014, Mr Cooray is the Head of Human Resources and Training, having joined Ceylinco Insurance as Assistant Manager – Training in 1987. Mr Cooray has played a key role in setting up the sales force for Ceylinco's life insurance business. He serves the Board

of Ceylinco Insurance PLC as a Director with effect from year 2001.

An internationally reputed speaker on life insurance, Mr Cooray was the first South Asian non-member to address the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), a prestigious international life insurance convention.

Mr Cooray is a fellow of the Life Underwriters Training Council, USA (LUTCF) and a Chartered Insurance Agency Manager (CIAM).

5. P A Jayawardena

Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in 2014, Mr Palitha Jayawardena is the Chief Financial Officer of Ceylinco Life Insurance Limited. He joined the Life Division of Ceylinco Insurance PLC in 1990 as Chief Accountant (Branches) and counts over 25 years experience in finance industry. Mr Jayawardena also serves as a Director of Ceylinco Healthcare Services Limited and Ceylinco Insurance PLC.

He is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants, Sri Lanka.

6. Ranga Abeynayake

Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in 2014, Mr Abeynayake is the Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Ceylinco Life Insurance Limited. Having joined the Life Division of Ceylinco Insurance PLC as the Financial Accountant in 1998, he counts over 18 years experience in finance. He also serves on the Board of Citizens Development Business Finance PLC and Board of Ceylinco Insurance PLC.

Mr Abeynayake holds an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants, Sri Lanka and the Institute of Certified Management Accountants, Sri Lanka.

7. D H J Gunawardena

Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in 2014, Mr Gunawardena is a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee of Ceylinco Life Insurance Limited. He is the Chairman of Citizens Development Business Finance PLC, and serves on Boards of Hunter & Company PLC, Lanka Canneries (Pvt) Limited, Heath & Co. (Ceylon) Limited, Pelwatte Dairy Industries Limited and Ceylinco Insurance PLC. He counts for over 40 years of experience in shipping, airline, finance, mining, export and import trade.

Mr Gunawardena is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

8. Gen. C S Weerasooriya (Retired)

Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in 2014, following a 37-year career in the military, Gen. Weerasooriya was appointed Commander of the Sri Lanka Army in 1998. On retirement, he was appointed High Commissioner to Pakistan and simultaneously served as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for Sri Lanka to Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. He was conferred the prestigious Civil Award Sitar-e-Pakistan by the President of Pakistan in 2014.

Gen. Weerasooriya is a graduate of the Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul and the National Defence College in India and has a Master's Degree in Defence Studies.

He serves the Board of Ceylinco Insurance PLC as a Director with effect from year 2010.

9. R S W Senanayake

Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in 2014, Mr Senanayake serves as a member of the Investment Committee of the Company having previously served Ceylinco Insurance PLC from 1995 to 2009 in the field of investments. He is a member of the Risk and Remuneration Committees of the Company.

Mr Senanayake counts over 25 years experience in financial markets including insurance, stock broking, fund management and corporate finance. He serves on the Boards of Kenanga Investment Corporation Limited, SMB Securities (Pvt) Limited, SMB Real Estate Limited, SMB Money Brokers (Pvt) Limited and K Seeds Investments (Pvt) Limited.

Mr Senanayake was previously the Deputy Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of SMB Leasing PLC and Seylan Merchant Leasing PLC and the Managing Director of Orient Capital Limited.

He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK and a Fellow of the Certified Management Accountants, Sri Lanka.

10. J A Setukavalar

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in 2014, Mr Setukavalar serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Mr Setukavalar brings forth over 40 years of experience in auditing, accounting and finance. He serves on the Boards of A. Baur & Co. (Pvt) Limited, Baurs Air Services Limited, A. Baur & Company (Travel) Limited, A. Baur Trading (Pvt) Limited, Baurs Agri Exports (Pvt) Limited, Swiss Trading Group (Pvt) Limited, Swiss Hotel Management Academy (Pvt) Limited, and Singer Finance (Lanka) PLC. Mr Setukavalar is a member of the Board of Governors of the CMS schools in Sri Lanka and is the current Chairman of its Finance Committee. He also had worked for KPMG Colombo and PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Dubai.

A recipient of scholarships awarded by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK and the Colombo Plan Bureau, he has been trained at INSEAD – France, IBM – Rochester, USA and JICA – Japan.

He is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK, and Certified Management Accountants, Sri Lanka; a Certified Global Management Accountant; and a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Professional Managers.

11. Prof. Mohan de Silva

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in 2014, Prof. Mohan de Silva serves as the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of the Company.

Prof. de Silva is the Chairman of the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka. He is a Senior Professor and Chair in Surgery and the former Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Prof. de Silva is an Honorary Fellow of the Asia Pacific Society of Digestive Endoscopy and an Honorary Consultant Surgeon, Colombo South Teaching Hospital. He also serves as a temporary advisor to WHO-SEARO on Patient Safety. He was President of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, Vice President of the Sri Lanka Medical Association and Director Education of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka. Prof. de Silva has served as a Civil Volunteer Surgeon for the Sri Lanka Armed Forces and has received several accolades in recognition of his outstanding contributions.

Prof. de Silva holds a Master's Degree in Surgery from the University of Colombo and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

12. Dr. B G S de Silva

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in 2014, Dr. de Silva is a Consultant Dental Surgeon with nearly 40 years experience. He was the President of Sri Lanka Dental Association and has served as the Chairman of the Commission on Oral Diseases, Asia Pacific Dental Federation. He is a Director of Intercom (Pvt) Limited.

Dr. de Silva holds a BDS (Sri Lanka), Degree from the University of Peradeniya and an FFDRCS (Ireland) in Oral Surgery.

13. J Wickramasinghe

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in 2014, Mr Jayantha Wickramasinghe serves as member of both Risk and Audit Committees of the Company.

He counts over 35 years experience in engineering and IT. He was the Chief Executive Officer of state-owned Lanka Logistics & Technologies Limited and a member of the Board of Management of the Urban Development Authority. He has also served as a Director of Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka.

Mr Wickramasinge is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

14. Sugath Caldera

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in 2014, Mr Caldera is a practitioner in the Civil Courts in the areas of civil, corporate and commercial litigation together with commercial arbitrations, fundamental rights, administrative law and constitutional law. He has also been an active member of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka.

Mr Caldera is an Attorney-at-Law and a graduate of the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo.

15. Ms. A K Seneviratne

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in 2014, Ms. Seneviratne is an actuary with over 20 years of experience, including 16 years in the life insurance industry in Sri Lanka. She had previously served as the in-house actuary of the Life Division of Ceylinco Insurance PLC. Ms. Seneviratne is the Director, Technical Activities of the International Actuarial Association.

Ms. Seneviratne holds a BSc Degree with specialisation in Actuarial Mathematics from Concordia University (Canada) and the Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation awarded by the Global Risk Management Institute (GRMI). She is as Associate of the Society of Actuaries (USA) and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.