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The 24th Annual General Meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Sri Lanka

The 24th Annual General Meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka (AmCham) was held on the 29th of September 2016, at the Hilton Colombo Residences, ushering in the new Board of Directors for 2016/2017.


Mr. Ravin Basnayake the newly elected President currently holds the position Managing Director/Citi Country Officer for Citibank N.A, Sri Lanka. He is a veteran banker with over 27 years of banking experience and has held several key positions within Citi. Prior to his current appointment he served as Head, Corporate Banking Group, where he led the Global Banking Business in Sri Lanka.

Founded in 1992, The American Chamber of Commerce brings together 407 Members representing 267 leading Sri Lankan and American companies based in Sri Lanka, engaged in trade, business and investment activities between Sri Lanka and the United States of America.


Mr. Basnayake takes over from Mr. Asanka Ratnayake who successfully completed two terms, being first elected in the year 2014/2015. Mr. Ratnayake remains on the Board as President Emeritus.


The Newly Appointed Board of Directors consists of;


Mr. Ravin Basnayake – President

Managing Director/Citi Country Officer - Citibank, N.A.


Dr. Kumudu Gunasekera – Vice President

Director – Stax Inc


Mr. Asanka Ratnayake – President Emeritus

Group Director – Mountain Hawk Express (Pvt) Ltd


Mr. Jim McCabe – Secretary

Chief Executive Officer – Standard Chartered Bank


Mr. Michael Koest – Treasurer

Managing Director/CEO – Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC


Mr. Susantha Pinto – Director

Chairman – Infotechs Ltd


J.M. Swaminathan – Director

Senior Partner – Julius & Creasy


Mr. Brian Kealy – Director

Country Manager – Microsoft Sri Lanka (Pvt) Ltd


Mr. Damien Gilkerson – Director

Managing Director – Glaxo Wellcome Ceylon Ltd


Mr. Prasantha Jayamaha – Director

Chairman – Best Western Elyon Colombo


Mr. Samantha Rajapaksa – Director

Managing Director – Associated Motorways (Pvt) Limited


Mr. Santosh Kumar – Director

Country Manager - MasterCard Singapore Holdings (Pvt) Ltd


Mr. Shanil Fernando – Director

Managing Director – Cake Labs (Pvt) Ltd


Mr. Partha Mazumdar- U.S. Embassy Representative

Economic Chief – U.S. Embassy to Sri Lanka and the Maldives