Integrated Annual Report 2022/23

Bokuto Yamauchi

Non-Executive, Chairman

Bokuto Yamauchi, currently operates as the CEO of SGH Global Japan Co., Ltd. He started his illustrious career with Sagawa express in the year 2003. He has close to 20 years of experience in the logistics business across multiple disciplines.

Hanif Yusoof

Executive Director and Group CEO

An elite business leader, Hanif Yusoof is amongst a selected few entrepreneurs who has been credited with transforming a Sri Lankan based family business into a leading global enterprise. As a key founding member of the Expolanka organisation, he spearheaded the logistics sector of the organisation in 1982 by establishing Expolanka Freight which soon became a market leader in Sri Lanka. With a vision of taking Sri Lanka to the world, Mr Yusoof then commenced the rapid international expansion of the organisation which paved the way for Expolanka to be positioned as a global market leader today. Under his leadership, Expolanka has become Sri Lanka’s foremost company in terms of market capitalisation, whilst its Logistics business, EFL, is positioned amongst the leading ranks in the global freight forwarding industry.

As a thought leader and a prominent business personality, Mr Yusoof has played a vital role in the upliftment and expansion of the Logistics Industry in Sri Lanka in particular, playing an advisory role across several capacities and has been a member of various presidential task forces in relation to Logistics. 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. In continuation of his contribution to the logistics industry in Sri Lanka, he was conferred the coveted the “Legend of Logistics” award by the Sri Lanka Freight Forwarders Association in 2022 (SLFFA).

His entrepreneurship nature has led him to become a well admired industry professional and is the recipient of the “Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Special Achievement Award” by Enterprise Asia 2013. He was also awarded the “Global Commerce Excellence” award by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka for his contribution to the Sri Lankan economy, in 2012.

He was bestowed with “The Outstanding Young Persons” (TOYP) award in 1998. In 2013, he was among the ten individuals recognised by LMD magazine in their coverage of “Business people of the Year” and has also been consecutively listed among LMD’s A-List in 2019 and 2020 in testament to his hard work and commitment towards developing the supply chain industry in Sri Lanka.

A strong advocate of social enterprises, he has championed several initiatives to contribute and uplift the society and environment. Being a logistics veteran for over 40 years, he has built strong business relationships globally. His vast expertise is often sought in resolving various industry related matters.

He is also an alumnus of the prestigious Stanford-NUS (National University of Singapore) executive programme in international management.

Ha Yo

Executive, Non-Independent Director

Ha Yo is a Masters holder in Business Administration from Waseda University, Japan and holds 18 years of experience in international logistics business. He is currently the CEO of SG Holdings Global Pte. Ltd., Singapore and has gained specialised experience in the Sales and Marketing industry in Asia.

Junji Shimasaki

Non-Executive, Non Independent Director

Junji Shimasaki currently operates as the General Manager of Corporate Planning Department, Global Business Unit at SG Holdings. He started his illustrious career with Sagawa Air Service Co., Ltd. (now known as Sagawa Express Co., Ltd.) in the year 1993. He has close to 30 years of experience in the logistics business centered on international logistics, including over 10 years of experience as the President of Sagawa Express Vietnam Co., Ltd., and SG Sagawa Vietnam Co., Ltd.

Harsha Amarasekera P.C.

Non-Executive, Independent Director

Harsha Amarasekera, President Counsel is a leading light in the legal profession in Sri Lanka having a wide practice in the Original Courts as well as in the Appellate Courts. His fields of expertise include Commercial Law, Business Law, Securities Law, Banking Law and Intellectual Property Law.

He also serves as a Non-Executive Chairman of several leading listed companies in the Colombo Stock Exchange including Sampath Bank PLC, CIC Holdings PLC, Vallibel One PLC, Royal Ceramics PLC, Swisstek (Ceylon) PLC, Swisstek Aluminium Limited and Vallibel Power Erathna PLC.  He also serves as a Non-Executive Independent Director of Amaya Leisure PLC and Ambeon Capital PLC. He is also the Chairman of CIC Agri Business (Private) Limited.

Sanjay Kulatunga

Non-Executive, Independent Director

Sanjay Kulatunga has an established record as a founder and as an Executive Director in industries ranging from Finance to Export manufacturing. He is currently the CEO of LYNEAR Wealth Management, a boutique investment house that he co-founded in 2013. He has served on the Financial Sector Stability Consultative Committee of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, the Board Of Investment (BOI) of Sri Lanka and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) of Sri Lanka. Kulatunga serves as a Trustee of the Geoffrey Bawa and Lunuganga Trust and functions as the Honorary Consul General for Sweden in Sri Lanka.

Kulatunga is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA) and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.