Dr. Sivakumar Selliah

Dr. Sivakumar Selliah (MBBS, M.Phil)


Dr. Selliah holds an MBBS degree and a Master’s Degree (M.Phil). He has over two decades of diverse experience in varied fields.

Other current appointments Deputy Chairman of Asiri Hospitals Holdings PLC and the Deputy Chairman of Asiri Surgical Hospital PLC. Director of HNB Assurance PLC, Lanka Tiles PLC, Softlogic Holdings PLC, ODEL PLC, Lanka Walltiles PLC, ACL Cables PLC, Lanka Ceramic PLC, Swisstek (Ceylon) PLC and Swisstek Aluminium Pvt Ltd. He is also the Deputy Chairman of Central Hospital (Pvt) Ltd. Dr. Selliah is also the Chairman of Cleanco Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Greensands (Pvt) Ltd and Vydexa (Lanka) Power Corporation (Pvt) Ltd.


Aelian Gunawardene

Founder and Managing Director

As the founder of the Company in 1993, Aelian Gunawardene has been the focal asset of the company, pioneering new innovations and steering JAT towards unchartered terrain, while increasing market share and helping build unequivocal brand equity. He has led JAT towards being recognized as the only private company in Sri Lanka that has been awarded a Moody’s ICRA rating of “A+ Stable” for four consecutive years.

Aelian holds a Diploma in Marketing Management from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He is one of Sri Lanka’s most respected corporate leaders, bringing more than 25 years of leadership experience and strategic expertise to the Board.

He was confirmed and awarded the honour as Sri Lanka’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2017.

Aelian Gunawardene was also recognized among LMD’s ‘Top 23 Business people of the Year’ for 2017, and has been on the LMD’s A List in 2018, 2019 and 2020 a list that features the leaders of the business world in Sri Lanka.

Jehan Prasanna Amaratunga Independent Non-Executive Director

Jehan Prasanna Amaratunga


He counts over 25 years of experience as a connoisseur of Finance and Management. Mr. Amaratunga has served as a Consultant and Director to several 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 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. Jehan Prasanna Amaratunga 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. He was awarded First in Order of Merit Prize at the final examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

Other current appointments Director in People’s leasing and Finance PLC, People’s Micro- Commerce Limited, Lankan Alliance Finance Limited, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka Institute of Nano Technology and JAT Holdings (Pvt) Ltd. He is also the Chairman of People’s Insurance Limited.

Previous appointments Mr. Amaratunga also served on the Board of Directors of People’s Bank and was a Member of the Council of the University of Colombo.


Joyce Gunawardene


Joyce was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company in May, 2015 and held the post of Director Promotions at JAT Holdings from 2006 till 2017. She holds a B.Sc. Degree in Psychology from the University of NSW Australia and has over 15 years of experience in the field of Advertising and Promotion.


Girish Patil


Mr. Girish Patil is the Managing Director of NDB Zephyr Partners Lanka (Pvt) Limited, a joint venture between National Development Bank PLC, leading commercial bank in Sri Lanka and Zephyr Management L.P. a New York based global private equity firm. NDB Zephyr manages Emerald Sri Lanka Fund I Limited, a USD 42.5 million private equity fund dedicated to Sri Lanka.

Mr. Patil has more than 15 years of investing experience, with cumulative investments of approximately US$ 270 million across various sectors such as manufacturing, consumer, media, power, IT/ITES and education. Prior to joining NDB Zephyr, he has worked in prominent investment firms such Nalanda Capital (Singapore), Warburg Pincus (India) and Sage Capital (India)

Mr. Patil also serves on the board of Cleanline Linen Management (Pvt) Limited. He holds a Post-Graduate Degree in Business Administration from SDM-IMD (India).


Hussain Akbarally


He holds a degree in Science from the University of Melbourne, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Other current appointments Mr. Hussain Akbarally currently serves as an executive Director of Akbar Brothers (Pvt) Ltd, and its subsidiaries. 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.