Mr. Conrad Dias was appointed to the Board on 01st March 2020. He holds Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Leicester UK, Fellow Member of Chartered Management Accountants UK (FCMA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA -USA).
He is also a Fellow of Certified Management Accountant of Sri Lanka (FCMA), and British Computer Society (FBCS). His experience spans over close to 3 decades and as a visionary thought leader in business technology and his C Level experience spans over 20+ years. He is seasoned veteran in Business Management, Information Technology Management, Software Engineering, Project Management, Strategic and Investment Planning, Finance Management, Corporate Restructuring and Unit Trust & Fund Management. He has the domain expertise in sectors such as Information Technology, Trading, Banking and Finance, Insurance, Portfolio/ Asset Management and Manufacturing Sectors. Fintech enthusiast who innovated many financial technology products and solution and he is the Founder of iPay a revolutionary platform beyond payments and Founder of OYES another fintech platform that making everyday a payday. His thought leadership on technology and contribution in the field of ICT to the industry, society and in LOLC Group was recognised by many local and international awards including prestige's Computer Society of Sri Lanka CIO of the year 2016. He was also award and Chartered Management Institute of Sri Lanka Professional Excellence Award 2017. Further he was inducted to Global CIO Hall of Fame 2020 of IDG CIO100 and only Sri Lankan to get this accolade. He was the former Group CIO and currently functions as the Chairmen LOLC Technologies Ltd. He is also founding board member Digital Mobility Pvt Ltd popularly known as PickMe. Director ODoc Pvt Ltd again a successful start-up telemedicine platform of and hold other directorships of overseas subsidiary
Mr. Krishan Thilakaratne was the Director/CEO of Commercial Leasing and Finance PLC and a Member of the Senior Management Team of LOLC PLC. Mr. Thilakaratne is a Board member of Seylan Bank PLC and Commercial Insurance Brokers.
Mr. Thilakaratne further serves in the board of LOLC Myanmar Micro Finance Company Ltd. He is also the Director of LOLC Central Asia covering the markets and investments in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakstan and Uzbekistan. He was a board member of Credit Information Bureau of Sri Lanka (CRIB), Prasac Micro Finance Institution Ltd Cambodia and the past Chairman of the Finance Houses Association of Sri Lanka (FHASL), the Apex body for Non-Bank Financial Institutions (NBFIs) in Sri Lanka. He is a member of Chartered institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) UK and a Member of the Associateship of Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka (AIB). He has followed Strategic Leadership training programme in Micro Finance at Harvard Business school USA and counts over 25 years of experience in Management, Credit, Channel Management, Marketing, Factoring, Portfolio Management and Islamic Finance. He conceptualized and Introduced Islamic Finance to LOLC Group in 2007 and is a Guest Speaker at International Islamic Finance Forums.
Mr. de Zylva is the Chairman of LOLC (Cambodia) PLC, and the Managing Director of LOLC Myanmar Micro-Finance Company Limited.
Prior to joining the LOLC Group, he had served the Non-Bank Financial Services Industry (NBFI) in Sri Lanka in both Licensed Finance Companies and Specialised Leasing Companies holding Board and General Management positions. He counts over 36 years of experience in the NBFI Sector including the Micro Finance Industry in Sri Lanka, Myanmar & Cambodia.
Mr. Wijeratne has over twenty years of experience in Accounting, Financial reporting, Investment of internal funds, Foreign loan disbursements and repayments, Auditing, Public debt management and Administration as an ex Officio of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.
He has joined CBSL in 1991 and has worked in the Finance, Public Debt Management and Internal Audit departments till his retirement in year 2016.
He holds a BA degree in Economics (Special Field - Commerce) from University of Kelaniya and a postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Financial Economics. He has read for his MSc in Accounting and Financial Economics at the University of Essex, UK.
Mr. Kandiah Sundararaj counts over 27 years experience in Accounting, Auditing and Tax consulting. He started his career as a Chartered Accountant in 1998 and is currently serving as the Tax Partner in M/s Amarasekera and Company, Chartered Accountants.
Mr. Sundararaj is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Colombo.
Luxman Peiris retired as Additional Director of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (“CBSL”). His career at the CBSL spanned 25 years, during which he worked in several different departments in the CBSL, including Economic Research, Management Development Centre, Governor’s Office (Chief Protocol Officer), Domestic Operations and Payments and Settlements.
Mr. Peiris holds a BSc (Physical Science) with a First Class Honors from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, an MSc and a Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics from the University of Reading, UK and an MSc and a Postgraduate Diploma in Quantitative Development Economics from the University of Warwick, UK.
Mr. Peiris served as the Vice President of the Clearing Association of Bankers (CAB). He was also the coordinator - CBSL SEACEN Financial Statistics. He is a member of the Sri Lanka Economic Association. He served in the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force attached to the 2nd Sri Lanka Army Service Corps as a Commissioned Officer too. He was adjudged as the Best Officer Cadet in the Intake one in the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force in 1981. Presently he is an Exco member of the Sri Lanka Army Service Corps Ex- Servicemen’s Association.
Sunil Lankathilake is a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. He holds MSc degree in Economics and a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom and a B.Com degree with 1st Class honors from the University of Peradeniya. He also holds M.Phil degree in Agricultural Economics from Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya.
Mr. Lankathilake has more than 32 years of experience in the CBSL in the areas of Economic and Price Stability, Financial System Stability and Agency Functions. Prior to joining the Central Bank in 1986, he has worked as an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Peradeniya.
During his 32 year career in the CBSL, Mr. Lankathilake has participated in large number of international training programmes conducted by reputed training providers such as IMF, World Bank, ADB, University of Cambridge etc. in the areas of Macroeconomic Management, Macroeconomic Modelling, Financial Programming, Trade Policies, Competitiveness, Project Management, Foreign Investment, Strategic Planning and Management, Human Resource Management and Communication Policy. Mr. Lankathilake has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Sri Lanka Export Credit Insurance Corporation, Board of Management of the Title Insurance Fund of Registrar General's Department, National Laboure Advisory Committee, and several other committees representing the CBSL. He has also represented CBSL in several government missions and negotiating teams especially in the areas of banking relationships, investment promotion and economic and technical corporations. Mr. Lankathilake has authored many articles and published them in reputed international and local journals and CBSL publications particularly in the areas of economic issues, small-scale industries, international trade, gem industry, apparel industry etc.
Mr. Lankathilake is a reputed resource person in the areas of project management, project appraisal, macro and microeconomics at various fora in different capacities. Mr. Lankathilake has also conducted a large number of presentations at various seminars and conferences on the broader topic of the Economy.