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AmCham Appoints President & New Board of Directors for 2014/2015 (2014-10-20 )

The 22nd Annual General Meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka (AmCham) was held on 29th September 2014, at the Hilton Colombo Residencies. The new Board of Directors was appointed for the year 2014/2015. Mr. Asanka Ratnayake the newly elected President is currently serving as a Group Director at Hayleys Advantis Ltd the Logistics and Transportation arm Of Hayleys PLC. Asanka is responsible for seven locally-based strategic business units and one overseas-based strategic business unit. Asanka possesses more than two decades of experience in the field of logistics and transportation with two years overseas experience. He is also serving as VP of Sri Lanka France Business Council. Mr. Ratnayake takes over from Mr. Suren Rajanathan who was appointed AmCham President for year the 2013/2014. Mr. Rajanathan remains on the Board as President Emeritus. The newly appointed AmCham Board of Directors consists of Asanka Ratnayake – President (Director – Mountain Hawk Express (Pvt) Ltd), Felicio Ferraz – Vice President(Managing Director/CEO – Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC), Suren Rajanathan – President Emeritus (Vice President – 3M Lanka (Pvt) Ltd), Nimal Cooke– Secretary (Executive Director – The Maharaja Organization Projects (Pvt) Ltd), Rajendra Theagarajah – Treasurer (Director/CEO NDB Bank) Prakash Mirchandani-Director (Managing Director – F.G. Holdings (Pvt) Ltd),Dinesh Mendis – Director (Director – Aitken Spence Group Ltd & Managing Director – MMBL Money Transfer (Pvt) Ltd ), Mahinda Halangode – Director (Country Manager-DuPont Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.),Imran Vilcassim – Director (Country Manager – Microsoft Sri Lanka (Pvt) Ltd), Neela Marikkar -Director (Chairperson/Managing Director-Grant McCann Erickson), John Mackay Gill – Director (Chief Executive Officer–Millenium Information Technologies),Ravin Basnayake Director (Country Head and CEO-Citibank,N.A.),Manesh Fernando-Director(General Manager-Hilton Colombo) &Christopher Corkey (U.S. Embassy Representative).