Dr. S. 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 two decades of experience in diverse fields which include manufacturing, healthcare, plantation, logistics, packaging, retail and insurance, Dr. Selliah’s passion to guarantee JAT excels and performs exceptionally is paramount in the Company achieving sustainability and solidarity.
Dr. Selliah is currently the Deputy Chairman of Asiri Hospital Holdings 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 PLC. Dr. Selliah is also the Chairman of Cleanco Lanka Pvt Ltd. He also serves on the Audit Committee, Investment committee, Strategic planning committee, related party transaction committee and remuneration committee of some of the companies listed above.
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 finishing industry.
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.
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. 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).
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.