Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee, Audit Committee, Related Party Transaction Review Committee
Qualifications and Expertise
President’s Counsel in Sri Lanka with thirty-one years’ experience in the field of Company Law, Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Law, International Trade Law & Commercial Arbitration. He has been a President’s Counsel for thirteen years and commands an extensive practice in the Commercial High Courts and the Supreme Courts of Sri Lanka. He holds a doctorate in Corporate Law from the University of Canberra, Australia and is a sitting member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration in Paris.
Dr. Cabral is a member of the Law Commission of Sri Lanka, a member of the UGC Standing Committee on Legal Matters, UGC Nominee on the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM) and a member of the Board of Management of the NSBM Green University, Sri Lanka. As a member of the Advisory Commission on Company Law in Sri Lanka he has contributed heavily to the corporate sector and the legal fraternity and has been one of the architects of the Companies Act No. 7 of 2007, the current Act. Dr. Cabral is a member of the Intellectual Property Advisory Commission in Sri Lanka. He is a Council Member of the Institute for the Development of Commercial Law & Practice (ICLP) and the Course Director for the Diploma in Commercial Arbitration. As a member of the Council of Legal Education in Sri Lanka, as a member the Ministerial Committee appointed to reform Commercial Arbitration in Sri Lanka, as a Founder Board Member of the Sri Lanka International Arbitration Centre, as a member of the Senate Aquinas University College, as a member of the Corporate Governance Committee and Related Party Transaction Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, as a member of National Science Foundation, and as the current Vice President of BRIPASL (Business Recovery & Insolvency Practitioners Association of Sri Lanka) Dr. Cabral has contributed immensely to the legal academia and the corporate community of Sri Lanka.
Dr. Cabral is a visiting lecturer at several Universities and a regular speaker at public seminars, author of several books and has presented several papers on Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Trade Law & Commercial Arbitration here and abroad. In addition to Dr. Cabral’s active practice in courts and lecturing, he has been a counsel in many a Arbitration and served as Sole-Arbitrator, Co-Arbitrator and Chairman in a large number of Arbitrations, domestic and international.
Positions Held in Other Companies
Chairman- Tokyo Cement Group, which commands the largest market share for cement in Sri Lanka. Dr. Cabral was the immediate past Chairman of LOLC Finance PLC, one of the largest Finance Companies in Sri Lanka. Dr. Cabral serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Hayleys PLC, Alumex PLC, Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) PLC, Tokyo Super Cement Company Lanka (Private) Limited, Tokyo Cement Power Lanka (Private) Limited, Tokyo Eastern Cement Company (Private) Limited, Tokyo Super Aggregate (Private) Limited, Tokyo Supermix (Private) Limited, World Export Centre Limited and Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (Guarantee) Limited and serves on several Audit Committees, Nomination Committees, Remuneration Committees and Integrated Risk Management Committees, chairing most of them.