Board of Directors

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Mr. Devaka Cooray
Chairman - Non- Executive Director (Independent)
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Mr. Chanaka Yatawara
Group Chief Executive Officer/ Executive Director
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Professor Malik Ranasinghe
Non-Executive Director (Independent)
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Mr. Stuart Chapman
Non-Executive Director (Independent)
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Mr. Ananda Atukorala
Non-Executive Director (Independent)
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Mrs. Hiroshini Fernando
Non - Executive Director (Non Independent)
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Mr. Ramesh Yaseen
Executive Director (After Sales Services)
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Ms. Coralie Pietersz
Non-Executive Director (Independent)
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Mr. Junya Takami
Non-Executive Director (Independent)
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Mrs. Rinoza Hisham
Company Secretary
Mr. Devaka Cooray

Devaka Cooray is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of the United Kingdom. He possesses over 40 years’ experience at Ernst & Young, and was also responsible for establishing the Ernst & Young practice in the Maldives.  In addition, he has served as a Director to several top-notch companies in Sri Lanka.Chairman

Mr. Chanaka Yatawara

First appointed to the Board in June 2004 as a Non- Executive Director, Mr. Yatawara was appointed as an Executive Director in November 2004. He holds a degree in Economics from Lewis & Clark College, Oregon, USA.

Professor Malik Ranasinghe

A Senior Professor in Civil Engineering at the University of Moratuwa, Member of the University Grants Commission and The National Research Council, Chartered Engineer and International Professional Engineer, Prof. Ranasinghe was appointed to the Board in July 2014.

Mr. Stuart Chapman

Appointed to the Board in 2016, Mr. Chapman brings to the table management experience spanning over thirty years in Sales and Marketing across Healthcare, FMCG, Consumer Durables, Insurance, Banking and Telecommunications. He holds an MBA from the University of Colombo.

Mr. Ananda Atukorala

Drawing from an accomplished career in the banking sector, Mr. Atukorala was appointed to the Board in November 2005 for his invaluable contribution in financial expertise. He holds a B.Sc (Leeds UK), MTT (North Carolina, USA), and an MBA.

Mrs. Hiroshini Fernando

Appointed to the Board in July 2013, Mrs. Fernando has over 20 of expertise in Finance and Management across a diverse commercial spectrum. She is also the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of R I L Property PLC.

Mr. Ramesh Yaseen

Mr. Yaseen was appointed to the United Motors Board in June 2008. At present, he also sits on the Board of Unimo Enterprises Limited, drawing from his experience as a former Director of Readywear Industries.

Ms. Coralie Pietersz

Appointed to the Board in 2021. Ms.Coralie Pietersz counts more than thirty years’ experience in diversified sectors. Coralie is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. She holds a BSc (Hons) in physics an MBA from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

 

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Mr. Junya Takami was appointed to the Board in May 2021.

Mr. Takami graduated from Osaka University, Osaka, Japan. Currently, he is the General Manager in charge of the Africa and South Asia Division of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Japan. Mr. Takami has been working for Mitsubishi Motors over 20 years and has broad experiences including Aftersales, Marketing strategy, Product planning, and sales covering different regions such as Europe, Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

Mrs. Rinoza Hisham

Appointed as Company Secretary in 2008, Mrs. Hisham is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries (ICSA-UK). She holds an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.