Board of Directors

A. R. Pandithage

Chairman / Managing Director

Appointed to Company June 1973
Appointed to Board June 1977
% of Shares Held 11.17%

 

Recipient of Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Appointments at DIMO

Appointed as Joint Managing Director in November 1984 and as Managing Director in 1986. Appointed as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer in 1994. Appointed as the Chairman/Managing Director and CEO in July 2004 and continues as the Chairman/Managing Director from April 2012 to date.

DIMO Committee Memberships

Nomination Committee

Qualifications and Expertise

Holder of Dip. Ing. from Germany. Member of the Institute of Engineers, Germany (VDI).

Positions Held in Other Companies

Director of Dial Textiles Ltd., Vice President of Sri Lanka – Germany Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

A. G. Pandithage

Director/Group Chief Executive Officer

Appointed to  Company September 1986
Appointed to  Board December 1995
% of Shares Held* 5.92%

Appointments at DIMO

Appointed as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer with effect from April 2006 and as Group Chief Executive Officer from April 2012.

Qualifications and Expertise

Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK. Alumni of Harvard Business School Advance Management Programme (AMP)

Positions Held in Other Companies

Director of A & G Investments.

A. N. Algama

A. N. Algama

Executive Director

Appointed to Company June 1973
Appointed to Board November 1984
% of Shares Held 2.41%

Qualifications and Expertise

Counts over forty six years of experience at DIMO

Positions Held in Other Companies

Past Chairman of the Ceylon Motor Traders’ Association and Sri Lanka Tyre Importers’ Association. Executive Committee member of the Ceylon Motor Traders’ Association.

S. C. Algama

Executive Director

Appointed to Company November 1984
Appointed to Board November 1984
% of Shares Held* 6.40%

Appointments at DIMO

Member of the Board in a Non-Executive capacity from November 1984 to 1994. Appointed as an Executive Director in 1994. Appointed as Managing Director of DIMO (Pvt) Ltd from April 2009.

Qualifications and Expertise

Fellow of the Institute of Incorporated Engineers (SL). Council Member and Chairman-Transport & Automobile Industries Committee of the National Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka. Counts over twenty four years of experience in Industrial Solutions division of DIMO

M. V. Bandara

Executive Director

Appointed to Company February 1995
Appointed to Board June 2016
% of Shares Held* 0.02%

Qualifications and Expertise

Postgraduate certificate holder from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Possesses a Diploma in Business Management from the University of Colombo. Counts over twenty three years of experience in Sales and Marketing.

DR. H. Cabral

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to Board October 2006
% of Shares Held* None

DIMO Committee Memberships

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.

B. C. S. A. P. Gooneratne

Director/Chief Financial Officer/
Company Secretary

Appointed to Company January 2001
Appointed to Board April 2006
% of Shares Held* None

Qualifications and Expertise

Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) and holder of Master of Business Administration degree from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

P.K.W. Mahendra

Executive Director

Appointed to Company July 2006
Appointed to Board June 2016
% of Shares Held* None

Qualifications and Expertise

Mechanical Engineer and holder of a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Greenwich, UK. Counts over twenty four years of experience in Engineering and General Management including thirteen years at DIMO.

A. M. Pandithage

Non-Executive Director

Appointed to Board September 1982
% of Shares Held 2.05%

DIMO Committee Memberships

Nomination Committee,Remuneration Committee,Audit Committee,Related Party Transaction Review Committee

Qualifications and Expertise

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (UK). Honorary Consul of the United Mexican States (Mexico), to Sri Lanka. Council Member of the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon. Member of the Advisory Council of the Ceylon Association of Ship’s Agents. Recipient of the Best Shipping Personality award by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers; Excellence Leadership Recognition – Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka; Honored with lifetime achievement award at Seatrade – Sri Lanka Ports, Trade and Logistics; Life time award for most outstanding Logistics and Transport personality of the year – Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport.

Positions Held in Other Companies
Chairman and Chief Executive of Hayleys PLC. Director of Delmege Group. Director of
Sri Lanka Port Management Consultancy Services Ltd ,Horana Plantations PLC , Beta Power (Pvt)Ltd,Joule Power (Pvt)Ltd,Unidil Packaging Ltd, Unidil Packaging Solutions Ltd ,Vallibel Plantations Management Ltd.

A.N Ranasinghe

Executive Director/ Chief Marketing Officer

Appointed to Board July 2017
% of Shares Held* None

Qualifications and Expertise

Chartered Marketer & Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. A Chemistry Special Hons graduate from University of Colombo. Holder of MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura and also a Professional Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing (DipM MCIM) from The Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK.

Visiting lecturer in marketing and strategy at the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Counts close to 25 years corporate experience at Unilever in Research & Development, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Sales and Marketing

Positions Held in Other Companies

Previously held positions: Group Marketing Director & Sector Managing Director – Consumer & Retail of LAUGFS Holdings PLC, Marketing Director of Unilever, Sri Lanka Ltd., Vice President of Unilever, and Pakistan.

S. R. W. M. C. Ranawana

Executive Director

Appointed to Company November 2002
Appointed to Board June 2016
% of Shares Held* None

Qualifications and Expertise

Holder of MBA from Wanaborough University – UK and a Diploma in Business Management from SLBDC. Possesses over thirty five years of experience in Industrial Sales & Marketing specialising in storage, material handling equipment and construction machinery businesses including seventeen years of work experience at DIMO

R. Seevaratnam

Independent Non-Executive Director/
Senior Independent Director

Appointed to Board January 2007
% of Shares Held* None

DIMO Committee Memberships

Nomination Committee,Remuneration Committee,Audit Committee,Related Party Transaction Review Committee

Qualifications and Expertise

Fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) and England & Wales and holder of General Science Degree from the University of London. Former Senior Partner of KPMG Ford, Rhodes, Thornton & Company.

Positions Held in Other Companies

Independent Non-Executive Director of Acme Printing & Packaging PLC, Acme Packaging Solutions (Pvt) Ltd, Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) PLC, Lanka Aluminium Industries PLC, Metecno Lanka (Pvt) Ltd,Colombo Fort Land & Building Co PLC, Omega Line Ltd, Sirio Ltd, Benji Ltd, Alpha Apparels Ltd, Nestle Lanka PLC, Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka PLC, Lankem Ceylon PLC, Colombo Fort Land Investments PLC E.B. Creasy & Company PLC.

A.D.B Talwatte

Independent Non-executive Director

Appointed to Board June 2016
% of Shares Held* None

DIMO Committee Memberships
Nomination Committee
Remuneration Committee
Audit Committee
Related Party Transaction Review Committee

Qualifications and Expertise
Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), U.K. Possesses Post-Graduate Diploma in Business and Financial Administration awarded by ICASL and the University of Wageningen, Holland and holder of MBA from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. Participated in a Kellogg Executive Programme at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Worked at Ernst & Young in Assurance, Business Risk and Advisory Services for thirty seven years of which ten years was as Country Managing Partner. Worked with Ernst & Young in Cleveland, Ohio and served on Ernst & Young’s Far-East Area Executive Committee, the Area Advisory Council and served on the ASEAN Leadership Committee. Past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) for a two year period in 2002/03 and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) U.K-Sri Lankan division in 1995/96. Served as the Chairman of the Statutory Accounting Standards Committee and the Auditing Standards Committee, the Urgent Issues Task Force and the Examinations Committee of ICASL and closely associated with the development of Corporate Governance in Sri Lanka. Actively involved with the Code of Corporate Governance of 2003 and the Code of Audit Committees in 2002, Co-chaired the Committee which revised the Code of Corporate Governance of 2008 and the Listing Rules, Co-chaired a Committee on Corporate Governance set up by ICASL jointly with the SEC to review and revise the Code of Corporate Governance in 2012 and the voluntary code of 2017. Chairs the Integrated Reporting Council in Sri Lanka.
Positions Held in Other Companies
Chairman of Management Systems (Pvt) Limited (MSL). Serves as a Non-Executive Director on boards of listed companies, public and private companies.
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