Board of Directors

A. R. Pandithage

A. R. Pandithage

Chairman / Managing Director

Joined the Company in June 1973. Appointed to the Board in June 1977. Appointed as joint Managing Director in November 1984 and as Managing Director in 1986.

Appointed as the Chief Executive Officer in 1994. Appointed as the Chairman, Managing Director and CEO in July 2004.

Holder of Dip. Ing. from Germany. Member of the Institute of Engineers, Germany (VDI). Director, Dial Textiles Ltd. Chairman, Audit Committee of Dial Textiles Ltd.
A. G. Pandithage

A. G. Pandithage

Group CEO

Joined the Company in September 1986. Appointed to the Board in December 1995.

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK. Was appointed as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer in April 2006. Appointed as the Group CEO with effect from April 2012.

A. N. Algama

A. N. Algama

Executive Director

Joined the Company in June 1973. Appointed to the Board in November 1984. Past Chairman of The Ceylon Motor Traders’ Association and Sri Lanka Tyre Importers’ Association.

Executive Committee Member of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce – Import Section.

S. C. Algama

S. C. Algama

Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in November 1984. Appointed as an Executive Director in 1994. Fellow of the Institute of Incorporated Engineers (SL).

Council Member and Chairman-Transport & Automobiles Industries Committee of the National Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka.

DR. H. Cabral

DR. H. Cabral

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in October 2006.

President’s counsel, PhD in Corporate Law (University of Canberra) Australia, Commissioner-Law Commission of Sri Lanka,Member (NCED – National Council for Economic Development) Legal Cluster.

Member-Board of Studies-Council of Legal Education SL, Lecturer and Examiner-University of Wales, University of Colombo and Sri Lanka Law College, Vice-President – BRIPASL (Business Recovery & Insolvency Practitioners’ Association of SL).

Member – Academic Board of Studies – The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

B. C. S. A. P. Gooneratne

B. C. S. A. P. Gooneratne

Executive Director

Joined the Company in January 2001. Appointed to the Board in April 2006.

Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and holder of Master of Business Administration Degree from University of Sri Jayewardenapura.

A. M. Pandithage

Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in September 1982.

Chairman and Chief Executive of Hayleys PLC. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport. Director of Sri Lanka Port Management & Consultancy Services Ltd.Member of the Presidential Committee on Maritime Matters. Committee Member of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

Council Member of the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon.

R. Seevaratnam

R. Seevaratnam

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in January 2007.

Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and England & Wales and holder of General Science Degree from the University of London. Former senior partner of KPMG Ford, Rhodes, Thornton & Company.

Director of Haycarb PLC, Dipped Products PLC, Acme Printing & Packaging PLC, Acme Packaging Solutions (Pvt) Ltd., Tea Factories Small Holders PLC, Tokyo Cement PLC, Hayleys MGT PLC, Hayleys Advantis Ltd., Shaw Wallace & Hedges PLC, Shaw Wallace Marketing PLC, Kelani Valley Plantations PLC, Lanka Aluminium Industries PLC, Metecno Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., Classic Teas (Pvt) Ltd., Green Farms (Pvt) Ltd., Nestlé Lanka PLC and Colombo Fort Land Investments PLC/Colombo Fort Land & Building Co. PLC.
Asanga Ranasinghe

Asanga Ranasinghe

Executive Director/ Chief Marketing Officer

Asanga Ranasinghe is a Chemistry Special Hons. graduate from the University of Colombo. He holds an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayawardenepura and a Professional Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

S. R. W. M. C. Ranawana

S. R. W. M. C. Ranawana

Executive Director

He holds a MBA from Warnaborough University-UK, and counts over 30 years of experience in the Storage, Material Handling Equipment and Construction Machinery industry including Senior Management positions. Having commenced his career at the Hayleys Group, he moved on to United Tractor and Equipment Ltd, prior to joining DIMO.

At the time of his appointment, he was also a member of the Group Management Committee, Director of DIMO (Pvt) Ltd and also the Chief Operating Officer of Construction & Mining, Storage & Material Handling and Fluid Management businesses.

W. Pushpawela

W. Pushpawela

Executive Director

He is a Mechanical Engineer and holds a degree from the University of Greenwich, UK. He possesses over 20 years of experience in Engineering and Management.

At the time of his appointment, he was also a member of the Group Management Committee, Director and Chief Operating Officer of DIMO (Pvt) Ltd. His work experience prior to joining DIMO includes serving as a Research Engineer in UK.

M. V. Bandara

M. V. Bandara

Executive Director

He counts over 20 years of experience in Management and Marketing. He holds a Postgraduate Certificate from the University of Southern Queensland Australia and a Diploma in Business Management from the University of Colombo.

At the time of his appointment, he was also a member of the Group Management Committee and also the Chief Operating Officer of TATA Commercial and Passenger Vehicles at DIMO.

Asite Talwatte

Asite Talwatte

Independent Non-executive Director

He is the former Country Managing Partner at Ernst & Young, a position in which he served for over a decade. He brings with him vast experience gleaned over a career spanning 37 years at the premier corporate accounting firm, which includes experience at the Company’s offices in Cleveland, Ohio. He currently serves as Chairman of Management Systems (Pvt) Limited (MSL).

Mr Talwatte holds a MBA from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura and is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accounts of the U.K, (CIMA) and served as President of ICASL and CIMA in 2002/2003 and 1995/96 respectively. He presently chairs the Committee to review the applicability of Integrated Reporting in Sri Lanka as well as the Committee reviewing the Corporate Governance Code. He has also served as a non-executive director on boards of listed companies, public companies and state owned enterprises.
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