Board of Directors

Ajith FernandoChairman

Mr. Fernando is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom and holds a MA in Financial Economics from the University of Colombo. He counts over 20 years experience in capital markets of Sri Lanka. In 2000 he founded CAL in partnership with Asia Capital Ltd. Currently he is the CEO of the CAL Group which includes CAL Ltd, a Primary Dealer for Government Securities, appointed by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and CAL Securities (Pvt) Ltd, a trading member of the Colombo Stock Exchange. He also serves on the board of Senkadagala Finance Company Limited in addition to many private companies. He is Deputy Chairman of the Financial Ombudsman's office and a Director of the Lanka Financial Services Bureau.

Kishan VairavanathanAssociate Director

Mr. Vairavanathan holds an MBA in Finance & Investments from Golden Gate University, CA (USA). He was a senior member of the team that managed two of Sri Lanka's largest IPO's, Dialog Telekom and Lanka IOC, and also held overall responsibility for the IPO of Janashakthi Insurance PLC. For over 10 years he was the CEO of NDB Stockbrokers, a joint venture between DBS Bank of Singapore and the National Development Bank of Sri Lanka. Prior to this he set up Crosby Securities, a stock broking company, a joint venture between Crosby Securities, Hong Kong and Commercial Bank of Ceylon.

Harinlal Athurupane CEO

Mr. Athurupane has over 18 years of experience in Stock Broking, having commenced his career in 1992, at CDIC Sassoon Comberbatch Stock Brokers (SC Securities (Pvt) Ltd.). Mr. Athurupane subsequently joined Lanka Orix Securities (Pvt) Ltd prior to joining CAL Securities (Pvt) Limited.

Brad WestDirector

Mr. West has spent the last 30 years in Asia including serving as the head of Asia Research for CLSA and then Deutsche Bank. He later ran the Singapore and Malaysia cash equities business for Deutsche, and started DB's GEMS equity research organization which employed 125 analysts worldwide. Previously, Brad spent five years each in strategy consulting and private equity in Singapore and Hong Kong. In 2003 Brad co-founded Amba Research, a capital markets knowledge process outsourcing firm with 900+ staff and over 100 clients. From early 2011 Brad has worked with the CAL Group in a variety of roles, and currently is a non-executive director of several Group companies.

Ms. Sharmali PereraDirector

An Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, London, Mrs. Perera has been with Capital Alliance Limited since its inception in year 2000, and has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry. She is the Head of Operations of the Capital Alliance group and a director of Capital Alliance Securities (Pvt) Limited, Capital Alliance Investments Limited and the Lanka Swift User group.