Management

Board of Directors

  • DATO’ NIK FAIZUL BIN TAN SRI NIK HUSSAIN

    Chairman

    Dato.Nik Faizul Bin Tan Sri Nik Hussain, was appointed to the Board of MTD Walkers PLC on 10 March 2017.

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    Dato Nik Faizul is a graduate with a Diploma in Accountancy from UITM and a Bachelor of Science(Accounting) from Indiana State University in 1981 and 1984 respectively.

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    He started his career in Kenneison Brothers Construction Sdn Bhd before joining Janas Sdn Bhd,a company dealing in oil and gas, as an Accountant and Administration Manager in 1990.

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    Mr.Nik Faizul holds directorship in MTD Capital Bhd, a public company since 28 January 1994 and he also sits on the Board of several private limited companies.

  • 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.

  • 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.