Aelian Gunawardene FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR

Aelian Gunawardene

Founder and Managing Director

As the founder of JAT Holdings (Pvt) Ltd in 1993, Aelian 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 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.

Nishal Ferdinando CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Nishal Ferdinando

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Nishal has over 10 years’ of experience functioning as an Executive Director and over 15 years’ of experience in the construction, manufacturing and trading industry.

He has completed the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School and has obtained the Alumni Status from Harvard University, holds a MBA from the University of Wales, an Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting from Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Project Management from University of Southern Queensland.

He brings strong leadership, management experience and skills to his position as CEO, providing strategic direction to the Company to achieve short and long-term objectives.

He also serves as a Board Director in Flexospan Steel Buildings (Pvt) Ltd.

Nishal Ferdinando CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Wasantha Gunaratne DIRECTOR SALES & TECHNICAL - SOUTH ASIA

Wasantha Gunaratne

DIRECTOR SALES & TECHNICAL - SOUTH ASIA

Wasantha with 20 years’ experience at JAT Holdings in sales, marketing and technical training has become a face synonymous with quality and stringent standards. Currently he is overseeing the sales and technical operation in Sri Lanka while heading Bangladesh and Maldives for export sales.

Wasantha has received extensive training from our principals in Italy, UK and USA and continues to expend this knowledge to all our customers in the Subcontinent. He possessed an MBA from the Anglia Ruskin University, UK.

He also serves in the panel of Judges at The National Sales Congress conducted by Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM-NASCO).

Rizna Dilshard DIRECTOR FINANCE

Rizna Dilshard

DIRECTOR FINANCE

Rizna is a Fellow Member (FCMA) of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK.

She has a wide range of experience in the field of Finance and Management in the manufacturing, retail and export trade with over 23 years of experience.

She is a prize winner of the CIMA Institute of Sri Lanka.

Her well founded finance and management knowledge coupled with her expertise and experience, provides effective direction to the company’s financial strategy formulation.

Rizna Dilshard DIRECTOR FINANCE
Tyrone Gunawardene DIRECTOR SPECIAL PROJECTS

Tyrone Gunawardene

DIRECTOR SPECIAL PROJECTS

Tyron counts over 34 years of multi-faceted experience in business management. He holds a diploma in Business Management from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura.

He also serves as a Director of Industrial Control Solutions (Pvt) Ltd., involved in industrial automation solutions for the equipment used in the Port, marine and industrial manufacturing sectors and agents for Cavotech and Nidec in Sri Lanka. He serves as the Managing Director of Veneer Creations (Pvt) Ltd a company, involved in interiors and furniture manufacturing.

His initial work experience has been with John Keells Holdings’ property development sector as a member of the Sector Management Team. He was also a Director at City Construction Developers (Pvt) Ltd.

Nayantha Delpechitra HEAD OF LEGAL & CORPORATE AFFAIRS

Nayantha Delpechitra

HEAD OF LEGAL & CORPORATE AFFAIRS

Nayantha has working experience of over 25 years specializing in Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Law and Conveyancing. She is an Attorney-at-Law and Notary and holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Human Resource Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law.

She is also the Registered Company Secretary.

Nayantha Delpechitra HEAD OF LEGAL & CORPORATE AFFAIRS