Mrs. Kimarli Fernando holds a LLB (Hons) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. She is a Barrister-at- Law, Lincoln’s Inn, UK. (1987) and an Attorneyat- Law, Sri Lanka. She has more than 26 years of experience in the field of banking.
On 26th August 2008 and appointed as Acting Chairperson on 17th May 2016.
Chairperson of the Related Party Transactions Review Committee, Member of the Remuneration Committee, Integrated Risk Management Committee and the Nomination Committee.
Director of Vallibel One PLC, National Development Bank PLC, Delmege Limited and Richard Pieris Distributors Limited.
Senior positions at Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC, Standard Chartered Bank, Sri Lanka and Deutsche Bank AG, Sri Lanka.
A quintessential business leader, with interests in a variety of key industries including hydropower generation, manufacturing, hospitality, entertainment, banking and finance. He enriches the Board with over 28 years of experience in building formidable businesses through unmatched strategic foresight.
On 22nd October 2002, appointed as the Chairman on 7th October 2010 and Executive Deputy Chairman on 21st October 2011.
Chairman of Vallibel One PLC, Vallibel Power Erathna PLC, Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC, The Fortress Resorts PLC, Delmege Limited, Lanka Tiles PLC, Lanka Ceramic PLC. Co-Chairman of Hayleys PLC and The Kingsbury PLC, Deputy Chairman of Horana Plantations PLC, also serves on the Board of Vallibel Finance PLC (as an Executive Director), Amaya Leisure PLC, Haycarb PLC, Hayleys Fabric PLC, Dipped Products PLC, Hayleys Global Beverages (Pvt) Limited and Sun Tan Beach Resorts Limited.
She has over 36 years of experience combining Finance and IT, Audit and Risk Management in Sri Lanka, Zambia and Bahrain. She is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK.
On 25th August 2010.
Chairperson of the Integrated Risk Management Committee, Member of the Audit Committee and Related Party Transactions Review Committee.
Director of Asian Hotels and Properties PLC, a subsidiary of John Keells Holdings PLC.
She was the Head of Audit, British American Tobacco Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and Head of Group Internal Audit of Carson Cumberbatch PLC
A well-known professional in the marketing field, counts over 34 years of experience in the finance sector.
On 10th December 2003.
Member of the Nomination Committee andIntegrated Risk Management Committee.
Serves on the Boards of Vallibel One PLC, Summer Season Residencies Limited, Summer Season Limited,La Forteresse (Private) Limited, Greener Water Limited and Alila Hotels and Resorts (Private) Limited. Also the Managing Director of The Fortress Resorts PLC.
Deputy Managing Director of Mercantile Investments Limited and served as a Director of Nuwara-Eliya Hotels Company Limited, Grand Hotel (Private) Limited, Royal Palm Beach Hotels Limited, Tangerine Tours Limited, Security Ceylon (Private) Limited, Vallibel Finance PLC and Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC.
Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science from the University of Ceylon, Peradeniya and a Master of Philosophy (Policy Analysis) from the University of Wales, UK. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge, UK. He served as the Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Nepal for four years. He counts 41 years of experience as a professional Development Administrator and Natural Resource Manager.
On 23rd April 2013 and appointed as the Chairman on the same day, which office he relinquished on 17th May 2016.
Served on the Remuneration Committee as the Chairman up to 22nd September 2015 and thereafter was appointed as the Chairman of the Nomination Committee.
Ambassador in Nepal from 2009 to 2012. He was Secretary to the Ministries of Ports & Aviation, Enterprise Development and Investment Promotion, Urban Development and Water Supply, Environment and Natural Resources. Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Forestry & Environment (Policy Planning), Additional Director General of Southern Development Authority (Ministry of Finance and Planning) and Director, Ministry of Lands, Irrigation & Mahaweli Development. Led Sri Lankan delegations in various fi elds from 2000 to 2008 to Mauritius, Los Angeles, New York, Europe, Middle East, Bangladesh, Senegal, Thailand, Philippines, India, Korea and Japan.
Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Sri Lanka and counts over 36 years of experience in Finance and General Management both in Sri Lanka and overseas.
On 1st November 2008 and functioned as the Acting Chairman during the period 21st October 2011 to 21st August 2012.
Chairman of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee (upto 22nd September 2015) and a Member of the Remuneration Committee and Related Party Transactions Review Committee.
He is presently a Director of DFCC Bank PLC, The Fortress Resorts PLC, Talawakelle Tea Estates PLC, The Nuwara-Eliya Hotels Company PLC, Rockland Distilleries (Pvt) Limited, The Kingsbury PLC, Aitken Spence Plantation Managements PLC, and Kelani Valley Plantations PLC. He is also a member of the Quality Assurance Board of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.
He was the Group Finance Director of Richard Pieris & Company PLC from January 1997 to June 2008 and also held Senior Management positions at Aitken Spence PLC, Brooke Bonds Ceylon Limited and Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Limited. Also served on the Board of Property Development PLC and was a Member of the Accounting and Auditing Standards Monitoring Board of Sri Lanka.
*As per the Listing Rules and considered as a Non-independent Director in terms of the Finance Company (Corporate Governance) Direction.
Bachelor’s Degree in Science from the University of Colombo and possesses 25 years of experience in the field of leasing and finance, including 10 years at Lanka Orix Leasing Company PLC and 3 years at Mercantile Investments Limited prior to joining L B Finance PLC in 2004. Followed a course in 2007 conducted by Intentional Development Ireland Limited in Dublin and London on Strategy and Management in Banking and also successfully completed High Potentials Leadership Programme in 2012 at Harvard Business School in Boston, MA, USA.
On 1st January 2007
Member of the Integrated Risk Management Committee.
Director of Hayleys Fibre PLC
An Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants ACMA, CGMA [UK] and holds a BSc (Business Administration) Special Degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, successfully completed High Potentials Leadership Programme in 2012 at Harvard Business School in Boston, MA, USA. Counts over 18 years of experience in the leasing industry that includes positions at Commercial Leasing Company Limited, Lanka Orix Leasing Company PLC and a Merchant Bank in Bangladesh.
On 1st January 2007
Member of the Integrated Risk Management Committee and Related Party Transactions Review Committee.
Director of Hayleys Fibre PLC
An Attorney-at-Law and a partner of Julius and Creasy, Attorneys-at-Law and Notaries Public, she graduated from the University of Colombo’s Faculty of Law in 1995 with Second Class (Upper Division) Honours and also secured First Class Honours at the Attorneysat- Law (Final) Examination in 1996, conducted by the Sri Lanka Law College. She is a Fulbright Scholar and was awarded the Master of Laws (LL.M. with Distinction) by Georgetown University, Washington DC, in May 2000 and, thereafter, served a 7 month internship with the International Monetary Fund’s Legal Department in Washington D.C. Her areas of specialisation are Corporate and Commercial Law, Mergers & Acquisitions.
On 1st March 2013
Chairperson of the Remuneration Committee and Member of the Audit Committee.
Director of Jaycey and Company, Jacey Trust Services (Private) Limited, Jacey Advisory Services (Private) Limited, and Jacey & Company (Private) Limited and Brand Protection Services (Private) Limited, affiliate companies of Messrs Julius & Creasy engaged in providing ancillary services and of Corporate Holdings (Private) Limited, which is an investment company and of The Colombo Fort Land & Building PLC. She is also a Director of G S Investments (Private) Limited, S V Investments (Private) Limited, A S Investments (Private) Limited, S S Investments (Private) Limited, G T Investments (Private) Limited M B Investments (Private) Limited, G J Investments (Private) Limited, S A Investments (Private) Limited, S T investments ( Private) Limited and V P Investments (Private) Limited.
Holds a BSc. Degree in Business Administration from the Oklahoma State University, USA. Counts over 20 years’ of experience in the fi nance industry, including both Managerial and senior Managerial positions in the LOLC group, Hatton National Bank PLC and AMW Capital Leasing PLC.
On 15th March 2016
Chairman of The Finance House Association of Sri Lanka (FHA), Nominee of the FHA on the Board of the Credit Information Bureau of Sri Lanka (CRIB).
General Manager of L B Finance PLC, Vice Chairman of the FHA from 2012 to 2015
A fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK (FCMA), Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA) and an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers, Sri Lanka
On 15th March 2016
Chief Executive Officer of Vallibel One PLC, Director of Delmege Limited, Dipped Products PLC, Hayleys Fabric PLC, and Haycarb PLC.
Assistant General Manager (Finance and Planning) at Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC, Financial Controller of several Australian Companies in Melbourne.