Brindley de Zylva is the Chairperson of the Board of LOLC (Cambodia) Plc., (LOLC Cambodia). He is also the Managing Director of LOLC Myanmar Micro-Finance Company Limited. Prior to joining the Company, he served as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of LOLC Finance Plc, Sri Lanka. He has served the Non-Bank Financial Services Industry (NBFI) in Sri Lanka for a period of over 30 years in both Licensed Finance Companies and Specialised Leasing Companies holding Board and General Management positions prior to taking over as the Chairperson of LOLC Cambodia.
He has a wide range of expertise and experience in the NBFI sector; covering Marketing and Sales, Credit and Recovery Management, and Finance. Mr de Zylva, a Fellow of the Sri Lanka Institute of Credit Management served as its Honorary Secretary for a period of 5 years between 2010 and 2015. He also served as a Member of the Council of Management of the Finance Houses Association of Sri Lanka for nine years four of which as a Vice Chairman. He also served as a Director of the Financial Ombudsman Sri Lanka (Guarantee) Limited. These positions were relinquished in 2015 to take over an overseas assignment for the LOLC Group in Myanmar & Cambodia. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Navajeevana Rehabilitation - Tangalle, a Non-Governmental Organisation in Sri Lanka serving the disabled.
Mr Ravi Tissera joined the LOLC Group in 1993 and is a Development Finance Specialist. Mr Tissera is the founder CEO of LOLC Micro Credit Ltd (LOMC) Sri Lanka's largest microfinance provider. LOMC was amalgamated with LOLC Finance Plc (LOFIN) on 29th March 2018 to create Sri Lanka's largest Non-Bank Financial Institution where he will continue to serve on the board.
He also serves on the boards of LOLC Cambodia PLC, LOLC Myanmar Microfinance Ltd, Pak Oman Microfinance Bank Pakistan and BRAC Lanka Finance Plc. Mr Tissera has obtained his Post Graduate in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK. He has also followed strategic leadership training at Harvard Business School.
During his tenure as CEO, LOMC became the only microfinance provider in Sri Lanka to receive the certification for the Client Protection Principals from the SMART Campaign USA and also became a case study at INSEAD Business School
Kalsha Amarasinghe holds an Honours Degree in Economics. She serves on the Boards of Lanka ORIX Leasing Company PLC, Brown & Co. PLC, LOLC Micro Credit Ltd, LOLC Life Assurance Limited, Palm Garden Hotels PLC, Riverina Resorts (Pvt) Ltd and Eden Hotel Lanka PLC. She also serves as a Director on the Boards of Commercial Leasing & Finance PLC, Browns Investments PLC and Browns Capital PLC.
Mrs. Priyanthi Peiris is an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka and has over 37 years of experience in Corporate and Financial Law. Mrs. Pieris is also a Solicitor of England & Wales. She is currently in private practice. Mrs. Pieris has served on the Boards of Forbes & Walker Ltd, Forbes Ceylon Ltd, Forbes Stock Brokers Ltd, Forbes Air Services Ltd (General Sales Agent for Emirates), Vanik Corporate Services Ltd, Office Network (Pvt) Ltd, Capital Reach (Holdings) Ltd and Associated Motorways Ltd.
Mrs. Pieris currently serves on the Boards of Associated Electrical Corporation Ltd, Abans Electricals Ltd, Asia Asset Finance PLC, PW Corporate Secretarial (Pvt) Ltd, Asian Centre for Lease Education (Pvt) Ltd, MTN Corporate Consultants (Pvt) Ltd, Sithijaya Fund (Pvt) Ltd.
Mrs. Pieris served as the Legal Adviser to the Ministry of Finance from 2002-2004 and as Legal Consultant to the Colombo Stock Exchange from 2004-2011. Mrs. Pieris is also a member of the Committees set up by the Securities & Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka to recommend amendments to the Takeovers & Mergers Code 1995 (as amended) and the Rule for Corporate Governance.
Mr. Wijeratne has over twenty years of experience in Accounting, Financial Reporting, Investment of Internal Funds, Foreign Loan Disbursements and Repayments, Auditing and Administration as an ex Officio of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL). He joined CBSL in 1987 and worked in the Finance, Public Debt Management and Internal Audit departments until his retirement in 2016. He holds a BA degree in Economics (Special Field Commerce) from the University of Kelaniya and a postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Financial Economics. He read for his MSc in Accounting and Financial Economics at the University of Essex, UK.
Mr. Ashan Nissanka was appointed to the Board as its Director and Chief Executive Officer in October 2015. Mr. Nissanka counts over 23 years of experience in the Banking and Finance sector, having commenced his career in 1993 with Seylan Bank PLC prior to joining LOLC Group in 1998 and having held the responsibilities of Strategic Marketing Planning, Development and Management of the Retail Channels for LOLC Finance PLC and LOLC Insurance Ltd.
He has an MBA from Edith Cowan University, Australia, a Graduate Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK (CIM) and is a member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) and member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants, Australia (CMA).
He currently serves as a Member of the Council of Management of the Finance Houses Association of Sri Lanka, Board of Directors of the Leasing Association of Sri Lanka and Deputy Chairman of The Financial Ombudsman Sri Lanka (Guarantee) Limited.