Mr. Suren Goonewardene
Director – Independent Non Executive
Mr. Suren Goonewardene has over two decades worth of rich domain experience spanning across multiple industries from Telecom to Information Communication Technology and has an exceptionally strong track record of transforming organizations and leading business into successes in each of his roles. He also serves on numerous Boards of Private and Public Companies; which include First Guardian Equities (Pvt) Ltd and Dawi lnvestment Trust (Pvt) Ltd.Mr. Goonewardene was appointed to the Board of Arpico Finance Company PLC as an Independent Non Executive Director in August 2019 and currently functions as the Chairman of the Audit Committee.
He possesses over 30 years of extensive and diverse work experience holding strategic management positions in the areas of general management, strategic restructuring, investments / credit management, finance, marketing / sales, operations and business consultancy.
Some of his previous roles include Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Bharti Airtel Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Chief Operating Officer of Dialog Television & Dialog Broadband – members of the Dialog Axiata Group and Managing Director of Lanka Bell (Pvt) Ltd.
Mr Goonewardene holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Accounting from Monash University, Australia, a Fellow Member and holder of the Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered lnstitute of Marketing, UK., a Member of the Certified Practicing Accountants of Australia and a member of the Sri Lanka lnstitute of Marketing. He was also a Council Member of the Employer’s Federation of Ceylon and a former Member of the Executive Committee of the lndian Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka.