Management

Board of Directors

  • Tan Sri Dr. Azmil Khalili Bin Dato’ Khalid

    Chairman

    Tan Sri Dr. Azmil Khalili Bin Dato’ Khalid was appointed as Chairman of the Walkers CML Group on 23rd May 2007. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering and
    subsequently with a Master in Business Administration. He began his career with a United Kingdom company, Tarmac National Construction and upon his return to Malaysia worked for Trust International Insurance and Citibank NA.

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    Tan Sri Dr. Azmil is the President and Chief Executive Officer of AlloyMtd Group where he held the position of General Manager, Corporate Planning on joining MTD Capital Bhd in 1993 and assumed the helm as Group Managing Director in 1996. On 1st June 2009, he was redesignated as President and Chief Executive Officer. He concurrently holds the same position in the listed subsidiary of MTD Capital Bhd namely, MTD ACPI Engineering Berhad and is also the Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director of another listed company namely, Daya Materials Berhad.

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    Tan Sri Dr. Azmil holds directorships and is also the President and Chief Executive Officer in other public companies namely, MTD InfraPerdana Bhd and Metacorp Berhad, both
    are subsidiaries of MTD Capital Bhd; and ANIH Berhad, a toll concession company. Tan Sri Dr. Azmil is also a Director of Environment Idaman Sdn. Bhd., a solid waste concession company; a Trustee of the Perdana Leadership Foundation and
    Chairman of the Malaysian Philippines Business Council.

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    Tan Sri Dr. Azmil also sits on the Board of several other private limited companies as well.

  • Jehan Prasanna Amaratunga

    Group Executive Deputy Chairman

    Mr. Jehan Prasanna Amaratunga is the Executive Deputy Chairman of the Walkers CML Group, Sri Lanka. He is a Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK. Mr. Amaratunga was awarded First in Order of Merit Prize at the final examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

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    Mr. Amaratunga currently serves as a Director of People’s Bank, People’s Leasing & Finance PLC and JAT Holdings (Private) Limited. He is also the Chairman of People’s Insurance Limited and a Member of the Council of the University of Colombo. He counts over 25 years of experience in the fields of Finance and Management.

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    Mr. Amaratunga has served as a Consultant and Director to a number of Corporations and Private Business entities. At the National Conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, he presented a paper titled ‘Value for Money Accounting’ which is one of the many notable achievements that stand out in his career. He was also a member of the Governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

  • Leong Yow Lee

    Director

    Mr. Leong Yow Lee was appointed as Director of the Walkers CML Group on 23rd May 2007. Mr. Lee holds a Master in Business Administration (Finance) from University of Leicester, United Kingdom, and is a member of the Association of International Accountants, United Kingdom.

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    He joined AlloyMtd Group as Finance Manager of MTD Prime Sdn Bhd in August 1994 and was promoted to Group Financial Controller of MTD Capital Bhd in August 1997. He was appointed as General Manager, Head of Operations of AlloyMtd Group in October 2001, Executive Vice President, Head, Finance & Treasury Division in April 2009 till his retirement on 29th July 2011. In September 2011, he served as Executive Director, Special Projects of MTD Project Management Services Sdn Bhd under a two year contract.

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    Prior to joining AlloyMtd Group, he was with Citibank N.A., as Financial Controller, Bank Cards business and with Exxon Group of Companies in Malaysia heading various accounting sections in Controllers Department. Mr. Lee is the Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of MTD Capital Bhd and MTD ACPI Engineering Berhad, a listed subsidiary of MTD Capital Bhd. Mr. Lee is also a director of Touch ‘n Go Sdn Bhd, an electronic toll collection operator.

  • Keith George Cowling

    Director

    Mr. Keith George Cowling was appointed as Director of the Walkers CML Group on 23rd May 2007. He is a Chartered Engineer and holds a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from Dundee University, Scotland and is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, United Kingdom and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia, where he served on committees including being the Chairman of the Tunneling and Underground Space Technical Division.

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    His experiences include service with the City of Dundee District Council (1972-1976) in Dundee, Scotland, Mason Pittendrigh & Partners (1976-1977) in Edinburgh, Scotland,
    Auscon Consultants (1979) and Petroleum Development Oman (1980-1981) in the Sultanate of Oman, and Maunsell Consultants Asia (1980-1984) in Hong Kong.

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    Mr. Cowling joined AlloyMtd Group in 1984 and has been serving in various capacities; from Engineer to Chief Engineer; General Manager, Head of Business Development; Executive Vice President, Head, Business Development & Manufacturing Division; Executive Vice President, Head, Manufacturing Division and his current position as Advisor, Business Development. He is the Non-Independent Executive Director of MTD ACPI Engineering Berhad since 15th August 2006 and also sits on the Board of several private limited companies.

  • Albert Rasakantha Rasiah

    Director

    Mr. Albert Rasakantha Rasiah has over 40 years of experience in the Financial sector; both locally and abroad. He holds board positions of Ceylon Cold Stores PLC, Nations Trust Bank PLC, Walkers CML Group, Hela Clothing Company Ltd and EB Creasy Group of Companies.

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    Mr. Rasiah, is the Chairman of Ceylon Pencil Company Limited; a committee member of the Institute of Directors and formerly a visiting lecturer in Finance at the Post Graduate Institute of Marketing (PIM). He was the Director Finance of Nestle Lanka PLC for over a decade before retiring; and was also a visiting lecturer in Finance and Accounting for NestlE SA (International) for Asia Oceanic region.

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    Mr. Albert Rasiah is a Science Graduate of the University of Ceylon and a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

  • Niranjan Joseph de Silva Deva-Aditya

    Director

    Mr. Niranjan Joseph de Silva Deva-Aditya, who was appointed to the board of the Walkers CML Group in February 2012, is an aeronautical engineer, scientist and economist, as well as a Conservative Member of the European Parliament elected from the SE England.

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    He is the Vice President of the Development Committee; ECR Coordinator and Conservative Spokesman for Overseas’ Development and Cooperation. He was the Co Leader of the Parliamentary Delegation to the UN World Summit and General Assembly 2006, Chairman Working Group A of Development Committee overseeing Asia, Central Asia and Far East; Co Coordinator Assembly of 79 Parliaments of the EU-ACP 2004 and the President EU India Chamber of Commerce from 2005. In 2012 he stood for and came runner up, beating the Liberal candidate into third place to be the President (Speaker) to the European Parliament.

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    He was the First Asian to be elected as a Conservative Member of British Parliament, First Asian MP to serve in the British Government as PPS in the Scottish office and First Asian born MP to be elected to the European Parliament. He was nominated as a candidate to succeed Kofi Annan as Secretary General to the UN in 2006. He is a Hon. Ambassador without portfolio for Sri Lanka; the first Asian to be appointed as Her Majesty’s Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Greater London, representing The Queen on offcial occasions since 1985; awarded the honour ‘Viswakirthi Sri Lanka Abhimani’ by the Buddhist Clergy for his Services to Sri Lanka and given the Knighthood with Merit of the Sacred Constantinian Military Order of St. George for his global work on poverty eradication. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufacture and Commerce (Est: 1765).

  • Hewawasamge Ravindranath Srilal Wijeratne

    Director

    Mr. Hewawasamge Ravindranath Srilal Wijeratne is the Chairman of the Rank Group of Companies, which has diverse interests in real estate development, Finance, Logistics,
    Solid Waste Management, Hydro Power & Wind Energy and Entertainment.

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    Mr. Wijeratne owns the largest dry port in Sri Lanka, namely Rank Container Terminals Limited. His Group holds licenses for two gaming operations in Colombo and has successfully operated Sri Lanka’s largest casino for the past 18 years.

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    Mr. Wijeratne gained his higher education from the London School of Accountancy and Management, United Kingdom. Returning to Sri Lanka in the late 1980’s, he co-founded the Grayline Group in 1987. He entered the business of property development, which led to interests in a range of business sectors.