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Management Team

A supreme driving force

Arpico Finance Company PLC. is spearheaded by its honorary chairman Dr.Rohan Karunarathna followed by a senior director board. The hierarchy drills down from Managing Director to a panel of Executive Directors and Independent Directors to the Chief Operating Officer to ensure that the organizational decisions are made to principally ensure the highest level of benefits to its clients.

Dr. Rohan Karunaratne

Chairman (Independent Non-Executive)

A civil engineer by profession, Dr. Karunaratne holds over 30 years post- qualification experience in Civil Engineering, Building Construction, Engineering Consultancy, Construction Training, Lecturing, Designing and Planning. He holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelors of Engineering, in addition to multiple professional qualifications in the field of civil engineering. He is currently the Chairman of AMF, Human Resource Development (Pvt) Ltd, Master Builders International (Pvt) Ltd, Hybrid Airports (Pvt) Ltd, Overseas Training Academy, Pinthaliya Resorts and Spa, SMS Engineering (Pvt) Ltd and A.K.K Engineers (Pvt) Ltd. He is President of the Ceylon Institute of Builders and Vice President of Institute of International Marketing (IIM). Dr Karunaratne is also a board director of Hatton National Bank PLC, Sino Lanka Hotels and Spa, Canwill Holdings PLC and Arpico Finance PLC. He is also the adviser to the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development and to Export Development Board.

Mr. Shanil Dayawansa

Managing Director

An Executive Director of Associated Motor Finance since September 2009, Mr. Shanil Dayawansa’s expertise lies in the fields of finance and accounting. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Management from the University of Essex, UK and a Masters’ Degree in International Business from the Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Since his entry to the Board, he has contributed fresh perspectives and dynamism to drive the Company forward.

Mr. J.P.I. Nalatha Dayawansa

Executive Director

A prominent entrepreneur, Mr. Dayawansa counts over 30 years of experience in multiple industries including finance, hospitality and leisure, garments, exports and imports. He was appointed to the Board of Associated Motor Finance Company in 1982, and has led the Board as Chairman / Managing Director since 1995. He has obtained extensive local and international exposure in automobile engineering and pioneered the import of used high end cars in Sri Lanka. Mr.Dayawansa holds a Diploma in Economics and Management from the prestigious London School of Economics, UK. He is also currently the Chairman/Managing Director of Poltech (Ceylon) Ltd and Imperial Import and Export Company (Pvt) Ltd.

Mr. T.M.A. Sallay

Executive Director

Mr. Sallay is a financial professional with over 30 years of extensive and diverse work experience in the fields of Finance, Auditing, Marketing, Credit and Recoveries, Project Management and Event Management and has held strategic and operational positions in a range of industry sectors including Finance, Hospitality, Healthcare, Trading and Communications. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Asia University of Malaysia and is a Full Member of the Institute of the Certified Management Accountants of Australia.

Mr. Lyle Dennis Peiris

Independent Non-Executive Director

A Fellow member of the Institute of Credit Management Sri Lanka, Mr. Peiris counts over 37 years’ experience as a Senior Manager, including 29 years at Board level. Previously, Mr. Peiris had served as Managing Director, and subsequently, Deputy Chairman at Delmege Insurance Brokers (Pvt) Ltd. He had also served as Managing Director at LB Finance Ltd. and Delmege Financial Services Ltd. Mr. Peiris has held many positions within the Delmege Group. He is the current President of the Institute of Credit Management Sri Lanka and is a past Chairman of the Finance Houses Association of Sri Lanka.

Mr. Nilanka Pieris

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Pieris is a Finance Professional with over 20 years of diverse experience in areas of Financial Planning & Control, Financial Auditing, Credit Operations & Management, Business Development & Analysis, Information Technology, Project Management and Logistics Operations. He is a Fellow Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Credit Management, an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers (Sri Lanka), an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.
Mr Pieris was appointed to the Board of Arpico Finance Company PLC as an Independent Non Executive Director in January 2012 and currently functions as the Chairman of the Audit and Related Party Transactions Committees. He is also an Independent Non Executive Director of Peoples Bank and serves on the Audit and Risk Committees. In addition to his appointments in the Banking and Non Banking Financial sector he is the Managing Director of Gensoft (Pvt) Ltd which is the largest software development company for the logistics industry in Sri Lanka and the Maldives.He also serves on the council of the Sri Lanka Institute of Credit Management and presently functions as the Assistant Treasurer of the Singhalese Sports Club.

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