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