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Management

Deshamanya D.H.S. JayawardenaDeshamanya D.H.S. Jayawardena
Deshamanya Harry Jayawardena is one of Sri Lanka’s most successful businessmen and heads many successful enterprises in very diverse fields of activity. He is the Founder Director and current Chairman/Managing Director of the Stassen Group of Companies – a diversified group in the export and import trade, and Lanka Milk Foods (CWE) PLC. He is also the Chairman of the Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka PLC, Lanka Bell (Pvt)Ltd., and a Director of Hatton National Bank, the largest listed bank in Sri Lanka. Mr. Jayawardena is the present Chairman of Ceylon Petroleum Corporation.

Mr. Jayawardena is presently the Honorary Consul for Denmark, and on 9th February 2010, was knighted by Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark with the “Knight Cros of Dannebrog”. He has also been the Chairman of Aitken Spence PLC since April 2003.

Mr. J.M.S. BritoMr. J.M.S. Brito
Mr. Rajan Brito is a Law Graduate of the University of London, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and he has obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the City Business School, London. Together with this mulch-disciplined knowledge, he also brings with him a wealth of 25 years of international experience working with PriceWaterhouse – London, British EverReady PLC, Minmetco Group, World Bank and PERC. Presently Mr. Brito is the Chairman of the Development Finance Corporation of Ceylon and the DFCC Vardhana Bank. He is a former Chairman of Sri Lankan Airlines, and was a non-executive Director of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation, the Strategic Enterprise Management Agency and the Task Force for Rebuilding the Nation.

Mr. S.M. HapugodaMr. S.M. Hapugoda
Mr. S. Malin Hapugoda heads the Hotel Sector of the Group. He is a professional hotelier counting many years of managerial experience at senior level within several hotel companies and is an Honorary Member (Past President) of the Tourist Hotels’ Association of Sri Lanka and a Member of the Tourism Cluster of the National Council for Economic Development (NCED). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management, UK. He is a graduate of the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (SLITHM) and is a fellow and Founder President of the Ceylon Hotel School Graduates Association. He holds a diploma in hospitality, restaurant and institutional administration from the Rayerson Institute of Technology, Toronto, Canada.

Mr. C.M.S. JayawickramaMr. C.M.S. Jayawickrama
Mr. Susith Jayawickrama, a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK, is the Deputy Managing Director of the Aitken Spence Hotel Managements (Pvt) Ltd., the company managing all the Group Hotels in Sri Lanka and overseas. He serves on the Boards of all the hotel companies in the Group. He has extensive experience at senior management positions in the Group’s hotel sector for almost two decades and has considerable exposure in the tourism industry in Sri Lanka and overseas. He is also the Vice President, Resorts Hotels of the Tourist Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL).

Mr. G.P.J. GoonewardeneMr. G.P.J. Goonewardene
Mr. Gemunu Goonewardene is the Vice President responsible for Food & Beverage Services and facilities/ Resource Planning & Development of Aitken Spence Hotels, as well as a Director of Aitken Spence Resources Pvt Ltd, responsible for overseas recruitment.

He is a Graduate of the Ceylon Hotel School and has done his Post Graduate studies at the Culinary Institute of America & is a Fellow of the CHSGA (Ceylon Hotel School Graduates Association). He is a member of the SAARC Tourism Council and a Honorary Consultant of the Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management faculty of Uva Wellassa University, Badulla, Sri Lanka.

Mr. Goonewardene was also a member of the Classification Committee which drafted the new Tourist Hotel Classification Criteria/Guideline Standards for Villas, Boutique Hotels & Spas. He was the President of the Gold Medal winning team (Heritance Hotels & Resorts) of the Culinary World Cup 2010 held in Luxemburg.

He has had extensive experience having worked in U.S.A., Europe and Australia and counts more than three and a half decades of valuable experience in the tourism industry.

Mr. Rohitha RajaratneMr. Rohitha Rajaratne

Mr. Rohitha Rajaratne is the Head of Engineering at Aitken Spence Hotels. He is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer by profession and counts over two decades of professional experience after graduating from the University of Moratuwa. He served in the Sri Lanka Navy for over a decade and has had extensive

overseas training and experience.

He has obtained a Postgraduate Marine Engineering qualification from Germany and holds a MBA from the University of Colombo. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Engineers – Sri Lanka and is presently reading for a Masters in Sustainable Engineering conducted by the University of KTH Sweden.

Mr. Hussain JayahMr. Hussain Jayah

Mr. Hussain Jayah is the Head of Marketing and Sales at Aitken Spence Hotels. He comes with a wealth of

experience, and counts over 29 years in the Travel, Hospitality and Aviation industries. In the hospitality

arena, he has been with international hotel chains, such as The Colombo Hilton, and thereafter headed the Marketing and Sales Department of the Taj Group of Hotels in Sri Lanka.

Prior to joining Aitken Spence he held managerial positions in the Promotions, Public Relations, Commercial Departments and was also posted in Saudi Arabia, Oman and Thailand as Country Manager. He represented Sri Lankan Airlines in the Tourism Master plan Committee of Sri Lanka.

Mr. Mangala WijesekeraMr. Mangala Wijesekera

Mr. Mangala Wijesekera, Vice President Finance & Administration, is the Head of Finance and

Administration of overseas ventures of Aitken Spence Hotels.

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics from the University of Colombo and counts over 17 years of

experience in the field of Finance. Prior to the present position he held the positions of Head of Finance of the Maldives sector and Sri Lankan sector of Aitken Spence Hotels, and carries with him a wealth of experience gained working in Sri Lanka, Maldives, India and Oman.

Mr. B.H.R. Sariffo'deenMr. B.H.R. Sariffo’deen

Mr. Ramazan Sariffo’deen, Vice President, heads the Round Tour Hotels of the Group as Regional General Manager. He is a Professional Hotelier counting many years of managerial experience in Sri Lanka and overseas. He currently holds the positions of Assistant Vice President – Ceylon Hotel School Graduates’ Association (CHSGA) and Vice President – Cultural Triangle Hoteliers’ Association (CTHA).

Mr. Tilak GunawardanaMr. Tilak Gunawardana

Mr. Tilak Gunawardana is the Vice President Finance of Aitken Spence Hotels. He has over two decades of experience in Auditing, Finance and General Management acquired in Sri Lanka and overseas. Prior to joining the Group he worked in the senior management cadre of Ernst & Young and thereafter served as Vice President at Amba Research Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.

He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, the Society of Certified

Management Accountants – Sri Lanka and a member of the CPA – New Jersey. He is also a member of the Fiscal & Monetary Affairs Sub Committee formed under the Tourist Hotels’ Association of Sri Lanka. (THASL).

Mr. Danesha PereraMr. Danesha Perera

Mr. Danesha Perera, Assistant Vice President is the Head of the Central Purchasing Unit, Corporate Merchandising Division, ASHM – Exports Operation at Aitken Spence Hotels and Aitken Spence Exports (Pvt) Ltd (Hethersett Bottled Drinking Water Plant).

He holds the position of the President at The Institute of Supply & Materials Management. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Supply & Materials Management. He has served in multi disciplinary companies in Sri Lanka and has undergone extensive training overseas in the field of Production and Materials Management. He represents The Institute of Supply & Materials Management as the representative member to the Executive Council and the General Forum at the Organisation of Professional Associations (OPA) in Sri Lanka.

Mr. Upul PeirisMr. Upul Peiris

Mr. Upul Peiris is the Chief Operating Officer of Adaaran Resorts in the Republic of Maldives. He has graduated from Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM) in 1984, and served Aitken Spence Hotels since 1989.

He was the General Manager of Neptune Hotel, Meedhupparu Island Resort and Browns Beach Hotel

where he is also a Director. He was also the former Vice President of Ceylon Hotel School Graduates’ Association and Negombo Hoteliers’ Association.

Mr. A.M. AliMr. A.M. Ali

Mr. Althaf Mohamed Ali, Vice President – Sales & Marketing, holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Madras and a Post Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management from the Oberoi School of Hotel Management. He has more than 16 years of experience in the hospitality industry in senior managerial positions handling Operations and Marketing in Sri Lanka and Maldives.

Mr. Lakshman EkanayakeMr. Lakshman Ekanayake

Mr. Lakshman Ekanayake is the Chief Executive Officer of the Indian Sector of Aitken Spence Hotels. He has

had extensive industry exposure and counts over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry at senior management level, in Sri Lanka and overseas.

Prior to joining Aitken Spence Hotels in 2005, he served with the Taj Group of Hotels – India for over two decades. He culminated his career with the Taj Group as Executive Director, Taj Lanka Hotels PLC and Regional Director, Finance and Corporate Affairs for Sri Lanka and Maldives. He has also served as a Member of the Tourism Cluster of the National Council for Economic Development – Sri Lanka (NCED) since 2004.

Mr_A_M_Srinith_Mr. Srinith De Silva

Mr. Srinith De Silva is the Head of the Oman Hotel Operations in the capacity of Chief Operating Officer. He is a Graduate of the Victoria University Melbourne and counts many years of experience in international hotel chains, such as Sheraton, Raffles and Stamford.

He has more than 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry in senior managerial positions handling Operations and Marketing in Saudi Arabia, Australia, Sri Lanka and India.

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