JAT’s corporate governance is driven by a committed team of leaders who consider the company’s long term initiatives and strategic direction in their efforts to take the company to greater heights.
Catering to the needs of an expanding organization, JAT’s operations are governed by its own corporate values as well as national and international policies and legal requirements. Our experienced panels of leaders ensure that the company makes every effort in offering both Sri Lankan and international partners as well as customers the best in services and solutions, while up keeping the company’s high standards.
Dr. Sivakumar Selliah was appointed to the board of JAT Holdings Pvt Ltd in February 2014 and is the current Chairman of the company. Dr. Selliah holds a MBBS degree and a Master’s Degree (M.Phil). With over 22 years of experience in diverse fields which include manufacturing, healthcare, plantation, logistics, packaging and retail, Dr. Selliah’s passion to guarantee JAT excels and performs is paramount in the company achieving sustainability and solidarity.
Dr. Selliah is currently the Deputy Chairman of Asiri Hospital PLC, Asiri Surgical Hospital PLC and Central Hospitals Private Ltd. He is a Director of Lanka Tiles PLC, HNB Assurance PLC, Softlogic Holdings PLC, ODEL PLC, Lanka Walltiles PLC, Lanka Ceramic PLC, Horana Plantation PLC and ACL Cables. Dr. Selliah is the Chairman of Cleanco Lanka Pvt Ltd. Dr. Selliah serves on the Remuneration Committee and Audit Committee of some of the corporate entities listed above.
Mr. Jehan Prasanna Amaratunga is the Executive Deputy Chairman of MTD Walkers PLC, 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. Mr. Amaratunga currently serves as a Director of People’s Bank, People’s leasing and Finance PLC and JAT Holdings (Pvt) Ltd. He is also the Chairman of People’s Insurance Limited and a Member of the Council of University of Colombo. He counts over 25 years of experience as a connoisseur of Finance and Management. 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.
Mr. Aelian Gunawardene possesses over two decades of experience in the Marketing and Management stratosphere. Mr. Aelian Gunawardene holds a Diploma in Marketing Management from the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK and remains a focal asset of the company, pioneering new innovations and steering JAT towards unchartered terrain, while increasing market share and helping build unequivocal brand equity and while JAT expands and evolves into a colossal force in the furniture and finishings industry.
With 8 years experience in the field of Advertising and Promotions, Ms. Joyce Gunawardene has a B.Sc. Degree in Psychology from the University of NSW Australia.
Mr. Senaka Kakiriwaragodage is the Managing Director of NDB Zephyr Partners Lanka (Pvt) Limited, the management company of Emerald Sri Lanka Fund I Limited, a USD 42.5 million private equity fund dedicated for Sri Lanka. Prior to his Private Equity role, he was the Vice-president of NDB Investment Bank and possesses over 10 years of wide-ranging experience in investment banking activities such as IPOs, debt and equity placements, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, advisory services and project financing. Prior to joining the NDB Group, Mr. Kakiriwaragodage served as a Software Engineer at Virtusa (Pvt.) Ltd.
Mr. Kakiriwaragodage holds a B.Sc. First Class Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Moratuwa and a MBA from the University of Manchester, UK. He is also a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK, a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a CFA Charterholder. He served as a member of the CIMA Sri Lanka Board in 2015 and 2016. He also serves on the board of Cleanline Linen Management (Pvt) Limited. Mr. Kakiriwaragodage is a popular CIMA lecturer and a visiting faculty member for Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
Mr. Hussain Akbarally currently serves as an executive Director of Akbar Brothers (Pvt) Ltd, and its subsidiaries. The Akbar Brothers is Sri Lanka’s largest exporter of Ceylon Tea to the international market and has diversified interests in the areas of pharmaceuticals, import trading, renewable energy, property management, manufacturing, hospitality, agriculture and environmental control. Mr. Akbarally has spearheaded the Group’s ventures into the avenues of solar power, hospitality and agriculture amongst others.
He holds a degree in Science from the University of Melbourne, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.