Aroshi Nananyakkara

  • Independent Non-Executive Director & Chairperson of the Board Governance Committee, Siyapatha Finance PLC
  • Independent Non-Executive Director, Fintek Managed Solutions (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Board Director, Sri Lanka Institute of Directors
  • Board Director and Incoming President (2020), Rotary Club of Colombo
  • Educational Counsellor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

Aroshi is the CEO of the Global Consulting Company and a dynamic leader in the fields of Strategic Planning, HR and Risk Management having gathered extensive experience though her 20 plus years in multinationals as well as some of Sri Lanka’s prominent blue chip companies.

Aroshi commenced her career as a Corporate Banker, first, at ABN AMRO Bank NV and later at Deutsche Bank AG Sri Lanka. Aroshi moved from banking into HR and joined Eagle Insurance (then, a subsidiary of the Ceylon Tobacco Company) handling Human Resource Development and Strategic Planning for the company. During her tenure, she had the opportunity to steer the company’s human resources through two major strategic changes – one when Eagle merged with the Zurich Financial Services Group and secondly, when Eagle was strategically aligned to the NDB Banking Group. Aroshi quickly rose up the corporate ladder to join the Delmege Group as Group Director Human Resource Development while also serving as a Board Director of its subsidiary, Delmege Interior Décor (Pvt) Ltd.   Aroshi, yet again shifted fields to join Sri Lanka’s largest apparel group, the Brandix Group, as their Chief Risk Officer overlooking the functions of internal audit and compliance. Her final role at Brandix was an operational one, as CEO of Brandix Hangers (Pvt) Ltd.

Aroshi holds a BSc. from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston, USA in addition to a MSc. from the London School of Economics (LSE), UK. She also holds the professional qualifications of ACMA and CGMA from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK.

Aroshi’s wide consulting experience covers design and implementation of merger strategies in the financial services sector with a view to enhancing inorganic growth. She has assisted several prominent companies across a range of sectors - from manufacturing to the service industry - in setting strategy for the future, in transforming the company’s vision into achievable milestones for its staff and in the formation of Strategic HR units.

Aroshi’s expertise in corporate training has been leveraged by leading organizations in the banking, manufacturing and services sectors. She delivers transformative leadership boot camps, corporate strategy setting workshops, HR for Non HR, Communications and interpersonal skills, Team building in addition to her popular ‘super-woman’ programme. Aroshi is also a trained executive coach providing coaching to many in the corporate sector.

Aroshi serves on the Board of Siyapatha Finance PLC (a fully owned subsidiary of Sampath Bank) and is the Chair of the Board Governance Committee as well as a member of the Board Audit Committee, Board Credit Committee, Board Risk Committee and the Board Related Party Committee. She is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Sampath IT Services (Pvt) Ltd (another fully owned subsidiary of Sampath Bank) and of FINTEK Managed Solutions (Pvt) Limited (fully owned subsidiary of Gestetner PLC). She is a Director of the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors and chairs their Education Services and Women on Boards initiatives. She was a member of the “University & Higher Education Steering Committee” of the National Human Resource Development Council of Sri Lanka and has authored the Corporate Governance section of the “Handbook of Good Governance for Chairmen & Boards of Directors of Public Enterprises,” the first copy of which was presented to the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, the Hon. Ranil Wickremasinghe on 5th December, 2017. She is also featured in the CIMA CGMA C-Suite program brochure, one of the two members featured out of the passed finalists. She has also been an HR advisor to the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) as well as the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE). She is the current Vice President and incoming President (2020) of the Rotary Club of Colombo, the first and one of the largest Rotary Clubs in Sri Lanka.

Deepal Sooriyaarachchi

FCIM UK, MBA Sri. J, Chartered Marketer

  • Non Executive Independent Director – Sampath Bank PLC, AIA Insurance Lanka PLC, Pan Asian Power PLC, Hemas Manufacturing Pvt. Ltd.
  • Commissioner, Sri Lanka Inventors Commission.
  • Certified Partner – RBL USA.
  • Partner MAGI consultants India.
  • Council Member, University of Kelaniya.

Deepal counts over 30 years of industry experience with over 15 years in Strategic Planning at Eagle Insurance which underwent several shareholder changes – namely, Ceylon Tobacco Company (BAT Group) to Zurich Financial Services, to National Development Bank to AVIVA. During Deepal’s tenure at Eagle, he held the positions of Head of Planning, GM Marketing and GM HR. His competence, leadership and popularity resulted in his taking over the organizational leadership as Managing Director. He has served on many Regional Practice Boards of Zurich Insurance and has facilitated many planning sessions in Sri Lanka and overseas including for companies such as ARM Group, Nigeria (setting up of a Life Insurance Company), Aeitens Malaysia (IT company), ITI Sri Lanka, United Motors, Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka, AGSTAR fertilizer, Emerald Shirts and SMJ associates .

Deepal brings in wide experience in Marketing, Human Resource Management, Strategy, Consulting and Board room experience enriched by his exposure to international education at Stanford, NUS, AIT, Centre for Creative Leadership (CCL), as well as the best practices from Zurich and AVIVA.

A renowned Management Development Consultant and an author with over 14 books published in Sri Lanka and in the UK, Deepal is considered a thought leader on management.