Mr. Ishara Nanayakkara is a prominent entrepreneur serving on the Boards of many corporates and conglomerates internationally. Coming from a strong business background, involved in their family enterprises, he ventured into the arena of financial services with a strategic investment in LOLC Holdings PLC and was appointed to the Board in 2002. In less than two decades, Nanayakkara has navigated LOLC to become not only a financial conglomerate but the most profitable conglomerate in the country making a significant impact in the global financial arena as the first Sri Lankan company with a dynamic MSME platform in the Afro- Asian regions.
Over the years, reputed financial institutions in Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Zambia, and Nigeria has reaped benefits from his extensive knowledge in the Micro Finance business and MSME markets. He was also instrumental in setting up Life and General Insurance businesses in the Group and pioneered the concept of Micro Insurance in Sri Lanka and Cambodia. His business acumen extends to the growth sectors of developing economies with notable investments in Leisure, holding one of the largest hotel portfolios in Sri Lanka and Maldives in addition to other key investments in construction, plantation, trading, manufacturing and more recently in uniquely innovative scientific initiatives.
Nanayakkara continues to spearhead all strategic decisions of the LOLC group, both in financial and non-financial sector investments, with his vision for LOLC, being well executed with precision and commitment to create long term value for all stakeholders.
He holds many prestigious positions including the Chairmanship of the Sri Lanka Institute of Nano-technology, the national arm for advanced technological solutions based on Nano technology. Known for his innovative spirit, the Group has ventured into many bio-tech businesses, including conversion of pure graphite to graphene, incorporating technological advancements, creating value to the Group’s plantation portfolio of cinnamon, tea, sugarcane, rubber, and bi-products. Investments in renewable energy in both, Sri Lanka and in Sierra Leone, with the largest sugar-based bio ethanol and power plant in Africa, has added multi-dimensional know how to his versatile business portfolio.
Nanayakkara is a featured businessman in the international community, recognized for his invaluable contribution to Micro Finance in particular, by independent international platforms such as INSEAD business school including winning the prestigious ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) back in 2012. He holds a diploma in Business Accounting from Australia.
He is the Executive Deputy Chairman of LOLC Holdings PLC, Executive Chairman of Browns Investments PLC, Brown & Company PLC and the Chairman of Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (Pvt) Ltd. He also sits on several other boards of Group companies both locally and overseas.
Rohana Kumara joined the LOLC Group in 1998, since then has held several positions within the LOLC Group. During the course of his career, he has obtained extensive experience in the fields of credit, operations, deposit mobilisation, marketing, branch management and micro finance. He served as Chief Operating Officer of LOLC Micro Credit Ltd for two years In addition to his present responsibilities, he is appointed as a Director in LOLC management Indonesia / PT Sarana Sumut Ventura (SSV) and Pak-Oman Microfinance Bank in Pakistan.
Rohana Kumara Director/CEO – LOLC Development Finance PLC Mr. Kumara holds an MBA from the Cardiff Metropolitan University UK and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). He also holds a Diploma in Banking and Finance from the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.
Mr.Conrad Dias is the Director LOLC Holdings PLC / Chairman LOLC Finance PLC and has been part of the LOLC group since 2007. During his tenure he has served on many key positions and being a passionate supporter of Business and financial technology, he has played an important role in the growth and digitalization of the company.
With his expertise in Fintech, he provides strategic directions for business operations, long-term planning, partnerships, product management, and software development.
Mr. Conrad Dias has a MBA from the University of Leicester, Fellow member Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK), and Chartered Global Management Accountants (USA). Fellow of British Computer Society. He also received the inaugural CIMA 50 Business Icon Award and was the only Sri Lankan to be inducted into the Global CIO Hall of Fame of CIO 100.
Dr. Khawar is one of the board members (authority) of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority which is the regulator for the establishment, operation, and maintenance of telecommunication systems and the provision of telecommunication services in Pakistan. He has his doctorate in Electronics from Durham, United Kingdom, and an MSc in Communications and Electronics Engineering from the University of Engineering & Technology.
Dr. Khawar has more than 3 decades of diversified experience in Financial Management, Fintech, Telecom engineering, and public sector strategic planning.
During his professional work span, he successfully implemented Asan Mobile Account, BISP’s Ehsas program, Regulating Telecom & IT industry, Consumer Protection Divisions of PTA, Performance monitoring and testing of GSM and CDMA networks, etc.
Additionally, he has expertise in developing network and business plans for operators including Vodafone, MTN, Morocco Telecom, Tanzania Telecom, and Etisalat
Mr. Aslam Minhas by profession is a Corporate Governance Lawyer. Presently working as Director Legal in Sunwalk Group, he provides legal guidance on various multibillion projects. Mr. Minhas has more than 30 years- of extensive experience in the field of corporate compliance, law, regulatory affairs, and corporate responsibility. Previously, he remained associated with Telecom, Banking, and Power sector supporting and advising on various critical cases.
Mr. Aslam Minhas holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from Punjab University and is an Alumni of the International Development Law Organization. He also has certifications and diplomas from Microsoft, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, etc.
Mr.Dulip Rasika Samaraweera is part of LOLC Holdings group since 2007 and these days he is serving as Deputy General Manager – Business Acquisition and Development. He has diversified knowledge in the areas of financial management, strategic planning, process improvement, investment, and acquisitions.
With his financial expertise and experience of about 20 years, He is not only in charge of all aspects of the strategic investment growth of LOLC Group’s investee companies but also oversees LOLC Cambodia PLC, LOLC Myanmar Microfinance Company Limited, LOLC Bank Philippines, and LOLC Finance Philippines.
Mr.Dulip is a graduate of the University of Jayawardenapura- Srilanka and is also finalist of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants ( CIMA)- UK.
Ms. Sunjeevani is working with LOLC Holdings PLC since 2005 as chief financial officer and provides financial management guidance to all companies within the group. Along with this, she leads the group’s technical team to ensure up-to-date compliance with all accounting standards.
She has over 20 years of experience in the field of financial services and has been a catalyst in restructuring and change management, mergers and acquisitions, and project management. In past, she has held many key positions in reputable companies to provide guidance on insurance, Factoring, Fund Management, Unit Trusts, and Stockbroking.
She is a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK), and Chartered Global Management Accountants (USA). She also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Colombo.
Mr. Chamika Wijewarnasooriya has more than 23 year of experience. Prior to joining POMFBL he was associated with LOLC Holding PLC where he has led the development and implementation of the multiple transformation project. He is a specialist in designing, planning, policy formulation, organizational structure and product development of rural/urban microfinance. He has extensive hands on experience in the development and management of large microfinance and development programs.
Mr. Chamika has also worked in organizations of repute like Pan Asia Bank, Amlak Finance PJC and Hatton National Bank PLC. In these reputable organizations for more than 11 years Mr. Chamika has max out his capabilities in handling SME Financing, Corporate Financing, Retail Banking and International Trade Financing.
Mr. Chamika holds Masters Degrees in Business Administration from ICFAI University – Sri Lanka and Masters in Human Resource Management from University of Kelaniya. He also holds Diploma – Certified Management Accountant and is a Fellow Member of Institute of Bankers of – Sri Lanka.