Board of Management About Hemas > Board of Management The role of the Board of Management is to develop overall Group strategy and annual business plans, review business plans, evaluate investment proposals, design and review Group policies and controls and provide a forum for the Chief Executive Officer to discuss ideas and issues.

About Hemas

Board of Management

Harith Perera

Managing Director of Diethelm Travels

Harith is the Managing Director of Diethelm Travel Sri Lanka (DTSL) and Diethelm Travel The Maldives (DTTM). He joined Hemas FMCG in 1997 and was involved in Sales and Brand Management until 2006. He joined Hemtours in 2006 and subsequently was part of the team launching Diethelm Travel in Sri Lanka and Maldives. Harith is currently the Vice President of Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO) and former Vice President of PATA, Sri Lankan Chapter. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), UK and has an MBA from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

Riad Ameen

Legal Consultant

Riad is the Legal Consultant to Hemas Holdings PLC. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LL.B) from the University of London and a Master of Laws Degree (LL.M) from the University of Colombo. He is a Barrister of the Lincoln’s Inn, UK, and an Attorney-at-Law. He has been associated with the Hemas Group for the past 10 years. Riad has been a civil law practitioner for the past 18 years.

Sanjeewa Samaranayake

Chief Financial Officer of Hemas Holdings PLC

Sanjeewa is the Chief Financial Officer of Hemas Holdings PLC counts over 20 years of management experience holding senior positions in manufacturing and trading companies in Sri Lanka. He has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Colombo and is a Chartered Management Accountant with an MBA from the Post Graduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayawardenapura. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. He joined Hemas Pharmaceuticals as Director - Finance and Supply Chain in 2003 and was appointed as Managing Director in 2007. He was conferred with the prestigious “Platinum Honours Award” and the “Diamond Service Award” for Most Outstanding Business Leader of the Year by the Postgraduate Institute of Management Alumni of the University of Sri Jayawardenepura at the inaugural events.

Kasturi Chellaraja Wilson

Managing Director-Pharmaceuticals, Logistics and Maritime

Kasturi is the Managing Director of the Group’s Logistics and Maritime sectors and she was newly appointed as the Managing Director of the Group’s Pharmaceutical business with effect from 01st April 2016. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK and currently serves as Board Member of CIMA, Sri Lanka. She counts for over 27 years’ of managerial experience in multiple industries and functions spanning from auditing, consulting, logistics, leisure and travel. Kasturi joined Hemas in 2002 as the Finance Director of Hemtours (Presently, Diethelm Travel) and in 2005 she was appointed the Head of Shared Services for the Group and subsequently as the Chief Process Officer of the Group in 2007.

Roy Joseph

Managing Director of Hemas Manufacturing (Pvt) Ltd.

Roy is the Managing Director of Hemas Manufacturing (Pvt) Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of UK, a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka and he holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Finance & Business Administration from the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He counts over 20 years of management experience in the fields of Finance, IT, Supply Chain, Channels/Customer Development and General Management. He has held key positions in several FMCG, Plantations, Construction and logistics companies.

Trihan Perera

Managing Director of J L Morison Son & Jones (Ceylon) PLC

Trihan is the Managing Director of J L Morison Son & Jones (Ceylon) PLC. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK and holds an MBA with Distinction from Keele University, UK. Trihan has been with the Hemas Group since 2010. He began his career at NDB and moved to management consulting and academia. He has worked in a wide range of industries including banking, shipping and logistics, aviation, plantations and FMCG in Sri Lanka and overseas.

Chandima Cooray

Chief Digital Officer

As the Chief Digital Officer at Hemas Holdings PLC., Chandima leads Information Technology, Digital and Innovation teams to help businesses within Hemas embrace more profitable and growth oriented business models and to deliver a great customer experience across all products/service touch points. Chandima has accumulated over 20 years of experience in applying Information Technology across multiple industries improving business performance. Prior to joining Hemas, Chandima was with MAS Holdings, Sri Lanka for Fourteen years, lastly as the CEO for Sabre Technologies a fully owned subsidiary of MAS servicing technology startups in USA. Chandima started his career at Unilever as a management trainee and later was involved in a global project for Unilever tea business. Chandima has a degree in Information Systems from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and has followed strategic management courses from renowned business schools Ashridge, Henley, INSEAD and Kellogg’s.

Dimuth De Alwis

Group Human Resource Director

Dimuth functions as the Group Human Resource Director. He joined Hemas FMCG in 1999 and worked as the Head of Human Resources from 2006 to 2008. He joined Hemas Hospitals as the Head of Human Resources in 2008 and was subsequently promoted to the Head of Group Human Resources in 2010 and in 2011 to the role of Director. Dimuth holds a Degree in Commerce and Management (specialized in International Trade) from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and a National Diploma in Human Resources Management from the Institute of Personnel Management. He is also a Member of the Association of Human Resources Professionals, Sri Lanka.

Dr. Himesh Fernando

Director- Innovation

Himesh joined Hemas in 2014 to lead Strategic Innovation for growth of the organization. Prior to joining Hemas, Himesh has worked in the Biotechnology industry in Oxford UK, and at the Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) in both Business Development and Scientific Research. He obtained his Doctorate from the University of Cambridge in the field of cancer research and has a BSc Honours from the University of Colombo in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. He holds an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK.

Lakith Peiris

Managing Director, Hemas Hospitals

Lakith Joined Hemas on 01st April 2015. He is a well-known leader in the healthcare industry having been the CEO of one of the most successful city hospitals over the past 7 years. He has over 20 years’ experience in top management at a host of healthcare related MNCs including B|Braun Asia Pacific, Lifeserv and ConvaTec A Bristol Myers Squibb Company of USA amongst others. He holds a Doctorate in Business & Management, an MBA from University of Western Sydney, Australia, and further, he is a Certified Professional Marketer from the Asia Pacific Marketing Federation and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing. Lakith has memberships in several professional Associations and Federations. He is a Member of the Private Health Services Regulatory Council of the Ministry of Health and also serves the Regulatory Council in various sub-committees.

Ms. Ruwani Hettiarachchi

Director Strategy, Hemas Holdings PLC

Prior to her role in Hemas, Ruwani was the CEO and Founder of Vox & Co. a boutique strategy consultancy firm and was Head of Research & Consulting at Stax, a U.S. based strategy consulting firm for 6 years. She is also a Director of Colombo Academy of Hospitality Management at SLIIT. Ruwani has an MA in Economics from the University of Edinburgh.

Also in the Board of Management:

Steven Enderby

Executive Director / CEO

Malinga Arsakularatne

Executive Director

Murtaza Esufally

Executive Director