Our Team

Directors

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Naosuke Kawasaki

Chairman

Naosuke Kawasaki, Managing Director of SG Holdings Global PTE. LTD., Singapore since March 2013. After graduating from the Department of Law at Kyoto University in 1977 he joined Bank of Tokyo Ltd. (the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. at present) and joined SG Holdings Co., Ltd. in December 2008. He has held several senior management positions and directorships in financials services and logistics businesses companies during a career spanning 40 years.

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hAnIf Yusoof

Executive Director and Chief Executive officer

Hanif Yusoof is an Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of the Group. In addition to being one of the founding members, he has been a cornerstone in building and expanding the Freight & Logistics sectors of the Company. He has served as President of the Freight Forwarders Association of Sri Lanka in addition to being on the uN/ ESCAP panel of trainers for freight forwarding. His enterprising nature has led him to be well admired and he was the recipient of the ‘Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Special Achievement Award’ by Enterprise Asia in 2013. His other achievements include being awarded for ‘Global Commerce Excellence’ in light of contributions to the Sri Lankan economy by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in 2012 and receiving the “The Outstanding young Persons - TOyP Award” in 1998. In 2013, he was among those 10 individuals recognised by LMD magazine in their coverage of ‘Business People of the Year’.

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Motonori Matsuzono

Non-Executive Non Independent Director

Motonori Matsuzono is the Director of SG Holdings Global PTE. LTD. Graduated from Business Administration department of Kobe University. Prior to joining SG Holdings Global Pte. Ltd. he held several management positions at Nippon Sheet Glass Group and its overseas subsidiaries in the Finance and Accounting area over a span of 27 years.

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Yoshifumi Matsubara

Non-Executive Non Independent Director

Yoshifumi Matsubara is the Director of SG Holdings Global PTE., LTD., Singapore. After graduating from the Department of Law at Waseda University, he joined NEC Corporation in 1981 and has worked for more than 30 years in sales and marketing. He was posted in several countries in Asia, namely Philippines, Viet Nam and Thailand. He joined SG Holdings, Japan in July 2012 and has been assinged as a director in SG Holdings Global Pte. Ltd., Singapore since March 2013 when the company was established.

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osmAn kAssIm

Non-Executive Director

Osman Kassim was the founding Chairman of Expolanka Group. He is an entrepreneur with vast experience in the fields of management and strategy. He is also renowned for his expertise in Islamic Banking and Insurance. He counts over 36 years of senior management experience. Osman Kassim is also the Chairman of Amana Bank and Vidullanka PLC. He also holds directorships in Pak-kuwait Takaful Company Ltd – Pakistan, Crescentrating (Private) Limited – Singapore and Amana Takaful Maldives Limited – Maldives. He is also Chairman of the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) in Sri Lanka. He has an Honorary Doctorate from the Staffordshire university in recognition of his achievements as both a global entrepreneur and visionary educationalist.

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Tomoki Sano

Director

Mr Sano is also a member of the main board in Japan as a Director in charge of overseas operations. He started his career with Sagawa Express Co., Ltd. in 1985. He has over 30 years of experience in the logistics business including having held several executive positions and directorship at SG Holdings Group.

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Toji Shiho

Non-Executive Independent Director

Toji Shiho graduated from the Department of Law at Kyoto University in 1977 and has a MBA from the Graduate School of Finance, Accounting and Law, Waseda University. He started his career at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in Japan which spanned 36 years. While at Nissan he was involved in various corporate projects for business development, business restructuring as well as mergers and acquisitions (M&A). After retiring he started his own consultancy on M&A, providing advice and support pertaining to companies both in Japan and abroad. In addition, he lectures on M&A and Corporate Governance at the Accounting School of Chuo University of Japan. "

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sAnjAY kulATunGA

Non-Executive Independent Director

Sanjay Kulatunga has experience as a founder and an Executive Director in a diverse array of industries ranging from Finance, Export manufacturing and Import substitution. He holds a series of non - Executive Directorships in listed as well as unlisted companies and served on the Financial Sector Stability Consultative Committee of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. Sanjay Kulatunga has an MBA from the University of Chicago 'Booth School of Business'. He is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA) as well as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

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Harsha Amarasekera P.C.

Non Exécutive, Director

Mr. Amarasekera, President Counsel is a leading Lawyer in Sri Lanka having a wide practice in the Original Courts as well as in the Appellate Courts, specializing in Commercial Law, Business Law, Securities Law, Banking Law and Intellectual Property Law.

He also serves as an Independent Director in several leading listed companies in the Colombo Stock Exchange including CIC Holdings PLC (Chairman), Chemanex PLC (Chairman), Vallibel One PLC,. Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC. Amana Bank PLC, Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC, Taprobane Holdings PLC, Amaya Leisure PLC, and Vallibel Power Erathna PLC. He is also the Chairman of CIC Agri Business (Private) Limited.

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