Corporate Management

People's Leasing & Finance PLC: The Trusted Leader

Mr. Udesh Gunawardena

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Udesh Gunawardena is a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience in finance and operations management. As the Chief Operating Officer of People’s Leasing & Finance PLC, he played a pivotal role in driving the company's strategic initiatives and ensuring operational excellence. With a career spanning over two decades, Mr. Gunawardena has established himself as a respected figure in the financial industry, demonstrating expertise across various domains.

Mr. Gunawardena's academic qualifications underscore his dedication to continuous learning and professional development. Holding prestigious designations such as ACA (Associate Chartered Accountant) and ACMA (Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) from Sri Lanka, he has also earned a Diploma in Treasury, Investments, and Risk Management from the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka (IBSL). This solid educational foundation equips him with the necessary knowledge and skills to navigate the complexities of the financial sector effectively.

Throughout his career, Mr. Gunawardena has held several key positions, each contributing to his holistic understanding of finance and business operations. His tenure as the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Lankan Alliance Finance Limited in Bangladesh provided him with invaluable international exposure and insights into diverse regulatory environments. Additionally, serving as the Deputy General Manager of Internal Audit at People’s Leasing & Finance PLC and as the Secretary to the Board Audit Committee further honed his expertise in risk management and corporate governance.

Mr. Gunawardena's extensive experience spans accounting, auditing, financial management, and treasury operations, reflecting his versatility and proficiency in multifaceted roles within the financial landscape. His ability to adapt to changing market dynamics and his strategic vision have been instrumental in driving sustainable growth for the organizations he has served.

In addition to his role as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Gunawardena holds notable positions as a Non-Executive Director of Lankan Alliance Finance Limited in Bangladesh and as a Director of the Leasing Association of Sri Lanka. These leadership roles underscore his commitment to contributing to the broader development of the financial industry and fostering collaboration across borders.

Mr. Gunawardena's dedication and contributions to the field have not gone unnoticed. His achievement as a World Prize winner of the Australian Computer Society is a testament to his outstanding capabilities and accomplishments in the realm of finance and technology.

Mr. Udesh Gunawardena emerges as a distinguished figure in the finance sector, leveraging his extensive experience, academic credentials, and leadership acumen to drive organizational success and industry advancement. His strategic insights, coupled with his commitment to excellence, position him as a valuable asset to People’s Leasing & Finance PLC and the broader financial community.

Mr. Udesh Gunawardena

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Lionel Fernando

Senior Deputy General Manager - Strategic Planning

Mr. Prabath Gunasena

Deputy General Manager - ICT (Group)

Mr. Ranil Perera

Deputy General Manager - Risk and Control

Mr. Lasantha Liyanage

Chief Manager – HR ( Group)

Ms. Sherine Dabarera

Deputy General Manger - Legal

Mr. Neil Thusantha

Assistant General Manager - Branch Network

Mr. Ganesan Thushyanthan

Assistant General Manager - Branch Network

Mr. Nalin De Silva

Assistant General Manager - Recoveries

Mr. Omal Sumanasiri

Deputy General Manger - Finance

Ms. Zairaa Kaleel

Assistant General Manager - Compliance

Mr. Rajiv David

Assistant General Manager - Brands & Communication

Mr. Aminda Rajapakse

Assistant General Manager – Internal Audit

Mr. Vajira Ramanayake

Assistant General Manager - Credit

Mr. Michael Pradeep Amirthanayagam

Chairman/ Non Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Y. Kanagasabai

Senior Independent Director/ Non- Executive, Independent Director

Mr. Chanura J. Wijetillake

Non- Executive, Independent Director

Mr. U.L. Asoka Wickramasinghe Bandara

Non- Executive, Independent Director

Mr. Pravir Dhanoush Samarasinge

Non- Executive, Independent Director

Mr. Himashe Isuru Balapatabendi

Non- Executive, Non Independent Director

Mr. Heenkende Mudiyanselage Udeni Kumarasiri Samaratne

Non- Executive, Non Independent Director

Mr. Atapattu Mudiyanselage Priyanka Madduma Bandara Atapattu

Non- Executive, Non Independent Director

Mr. T. M. Wellalage

Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Mr. Clive Fonseka

Non- Executive, Non-Independent Director

Mr. Azzam A. Ahamat

Non- Executive, Non- Independent Director