Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala’s knowledge and experience speaks for itself. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Society of Management Accountants in Sri Lanka, and a fellow of the Institute of Management Accountants in the UK. He has served as both Chairman and Managing Director of the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, and has also served as the Chairman of People’s Bank, People’s Merchant Bank and other state corporations. He has also been an Advisor to the Ministry of Finance, and President of the South Asian Federation of Accountants.
Currently, he is President of the Society of Certified Management Accountants in Sri Lanka and a Committee Member of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
Mr Amitha Gooneratne is a hugely respected and experienced businessman. He has held several senior positions at the Commercial Bank of Ceylon, including serving as Managing Director, and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in both the UK and Sri Lanka. He was the Founder Chairman of the Financial Ombudsman Sri Lanka, sat on the Board of SriLankan Airlines and is currently Managing Director of the Commercial Development Company, Vice-Chairman of the Sri Lanka Banks Association, and Chairman of Commercial Insurance Brokers.
“ Mr Ruchir Agrawal, a Commerce Graduate and Member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India, joined the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., in September 1994. He has a rich experience of over two decades in varied disciplines including Refinery Finance, Internal Audit, International Trade, Shipping, Exploration and Production, Corporate Finance and Corporate Treasury.
Mr Agrawal is at present posted as the Chief General Manager, Corporate Finance and Treasury at Corporate Office of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. He is currently leading a team of trained officers across India and is responsible for the entire Finance and Account activities of IndianOil. He is also on the Board of, M/s. IOC Sweden A.B., M/s IOCL Exploration & Production Oman Limited and M/s Beximco IOC Petroleum & Energy Limited, group companies of Indian Oil.
Previously, Mr Agrawal has also worked in the various divisions of Indian Oil and acquired enormous knowledge in Oil and Gas field. While his posting in Business Development division he had an experience of monitoring of number of JVs and Subsidiaries of Indian Oil. He loves to travel and enjoys experiencing different culture, tradition, and food. Mr Agrawal has an expertise of working in different business model and believes in vital role of Finance function in value creation of all stakeholders and overall development of the company.”