Our Team

Directors

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Mr. Hitoshi Kanahori

Chairman

Mr. Hitoshi Kanahori is a graduate in Commerce from Keio University, Japan and has been engaged in the banking industry for the past 29 years, gaining experience in several countries in Asia such as Hong Kong, Pakistan and Malaysia. He has been employed at the MUFG Bank since 1992 and have gained experience specializing in foreign currency related financial services.

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hAnIf Yusoof

Executive Director and Group CEO

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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Mr. Ha Yo

Non-Executive, Non-Independent Director

Mr. Ha Yo is a Masters holder in Business Administration from Waseda University, Japan and holds 18 years of experience. He is currently the CEO of SG Sagawa AMEROID Pte. Ltd, Singapore and has gained specialized experience in the Sales and Marketing industry in Japan and Singapore.

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Mr. Akira Oyama

Non-Executive, Non-Independent Director

Mr. Akira Oyama, currently functions as the President of SGH Global Japan Co., Ltd. He started his illustrious career with Sagawa Express Co., Ltd in 1989. He has over 30 years of experience in the logistics business, having held several senior executive positions and directorship within the Sagawa group.

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sAnjAY kulATunGA

Independent Non-Executive 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.

Independent Non-Executive 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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