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High Notch Leadership

"At Softlogic, we envision big things and use the magic of practical application to translate human capital to enhance cash flows that will enrich the investing community and foster the country's growth."

Ashok Pathirage, MD / Chairman of Softlogic Group

Board of Directors

Ashok Pathirage

Chairman/ Managing Director

With a visionary outlook, Mr. Pathirage, provides strategic leadership to a conglomerate whose turnover is nearly Rs.30 Bn. He was appointed Chairman of Softlogic in 2003. Six other entities under his Chairmanship are listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange. He is the Chairman/Managing Director of the country’s leading private healthcare provider, Asiri Group of Hospitals. He is also Chairman of Softlogic Capital PLC, Softlogic Finance PLC, Asian Alliance Insurance PLC, Asian Alliance General Insurance Ltd. whilst also being Chairman of other Group companies that operate in Leisure, Retail, Automobile and ICT businesses. He also serves as Deputy Chairman of National Development Bank PLC and is Chairman of NDB Capital Holdings PLC.

Hemantha Gunawardena

Executive Director

Mr. Hemantha Gunawardena is one of the co-founders of Softlogic and has served Softlogic as a Director from its inception. He has extensive experience in the field of IT, both front and back-end, and counts over 25 years in this field. He was a Senior Software Manager at a leading Sri Lankan Blue Chip before joining Softlogic. He is presently the Director/CEO of the Software Division of Softlogic Information Technologies (Pvt) Ltd. 

Haresh Kaimal

Executive Director

Mr. Haresh Kaimal is a co-founder of Softlogic and a Director since its inception. With over 25 years of experience in IT and operations, he currently heads the IT division of the Group to drive advancements in Information Technology and Enterprise Resource Management within Softlogic. Prior to taking over this role, he was heading a Joint Venture of Softlogic’s overseas subsidiary.

Ranjan Perera

Executive Director

Mr. Ranjan Perera is one of the co-founders of Softlogic. He is Sector Head – Mobile Business and also the Managing Director of Softlogic International (Pvt) Ltd. He possesses extensive knowledge from his many years of experience in senior managerial positions handling world renowned brands in mobile telecommunication.

Roshan Rassool

Executive Director

Mr. Roshan Rasool joined the Softlogic Group in 1995 and currently is the Director/CEO of the Computing Systems & Systems Integration Solutions Division of Softlogic Information Technologies (Pvt) Ltd, which has a business partnerships with Dell Corporation, Apple computers, CISCO, EMC storage systems, Microsoft,  HP imaging products and VMware. He was appointed to the Board of Softlogic Holdings PLC in 2009. He is a MBA holder from the University of East London. He is also an Associate Member of the Association of Business Executives and a Member of the Cyprus Institute of Marketing. He has over 25 years of experience behind him in the ICT industry having worked at Senior Managerial positions in reputed companies.

Prashantha Lal De Alwis, PC

Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr. Prasantha Lal De Alwis joined the Softlogic Board as a Non-Executive Director in 2011. He obtained his LL.B (Bachelor of Law) and LL.M (Masters in Law) from the University of Colombo and was enrolled as an Attorney-at-Law in 1983. He started his career as a State Counsel at the Attorney General’s Department of Sri Lanka in 1983 and had served in that capacity until 1990. He subsequently joined the private bar and since then practised in both Appellate and Trial courts, specialised in Criminal and Family Law. He was appointed as a President’s Counsel in 2012. He is a visiting Lecturer at Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, and a member of the Board of Management of the Lakshman Kadiragamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies. Mr. De Alwis was a Director of Sampath Bank from 2002 to 2011 and was Chairman of its Human Resources, Remuneration and Risk Management Committees. He presently serves as the Director, Sampath Leasing and Factoring Ltd. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) U.K. and is presently the Honorary Legal Advisor of this Institute and the Ayurveda Doctors (Gampaha Wickremarachchi) Association of Sri Lanka. He was a founder member of the Consumer Affairs Authority of Sri Lanka in 2002. He was appointed as the Honorary Consul for Seychelles in Sri Lanka by the President of the Republic of Seychelles in October 2013.

Dr. Sivakumar Selliah

Non-Executive Independent Director

Dr. Selliah holds a MBBS degree and a Masters Degree (M.Phil). He joined the Board of Softlogic in 2010. He has many years of experience in varied fields. He is Deputy Chairman of Asiri Hospitals Holdings PLC,
Asiri Surgical Hospital PLC and Central Hospital Ltd. He is a Director of Lanka Walltiles PLC, Lanka Floor Tiles PLC, Horana Plantations PLC and Lanka Ceramics PLC. He is also the Chairman of Cleanco Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. Dr. Selliah serves on the Remuneration and Audit Committees on some of the companies on whose Board he serves.

Harris Premaratne

Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr. Harris Premaratne was appointed to the Board of Softlogic on 20 February 2014. He has extensive banking experience, having held several top positions and accolades in the banking industry. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, London. Mr Premaratne is a Past President of Sri Lanka Banks’ Association. He is currently on the Board of Asiri Hospital Holdings PLC, Asiri Surgical Hospital PLC, Asiri Central Hospitals PLC and Central Hospital Ltd. and is Chairman of Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit Committee of all those hospitals.

Richard Annesley Ebell

Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr. Richard Ebell was appointed to the Board of Softlogic on 20 March 2014. Mr. Ebell is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) and of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK. He also holds a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), UK. He possesses experience in finance and commercial activity gained over 35 years at Hayleys PLC and Loadstar (Pvt) Ltd. He is a Past President of CIMA, Sri Lanka Division and is a member of the CA Sri Lanka’s Quality Assurance Board. He also serves on the Boards of Finlays Colombo PLC and Laugfs Capital Ltd.


Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri

Non-Executive Independent Director

 Professor Dharmasiri joined the Board of Softlogic in July 2016. He is Director and Chairman of the Board of Management of the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma, USA. He was recently appointed as the honorary President of the Institute of Personnel Management (IPM), Sri Lanka. He has over two decades of both private and public sector working experience including Unilever Sri Lanka Limited and Nestle Lanka PLC. He has engaged in consultancies in more than fifteen countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He is a Commonwealth AMDISA Doctoral Fellow, Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow and Commonwealth Postdoctoral Fellow. He holds a Ph.D. and an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Moratuwa.  He is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and an executive council member of the Sri Lankan chapter of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK. As an academic scholar, he has won many accolades including gold medals for best papers in two international management conferences, Emerald best paper award in 2014, and the platinum award by the Alumni of the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIMA) for outstanding academic contribution, in 2010. He won the prestigious IPM Lifetime Gold Award 2014, the highest honour for an HR professional in Sri Lanka.


Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr. Russell-Davison joined the Board of Softlogic in October 2016. He has over twenty years of banking experience, and was most recently the Global Head of Debt Capital Markets for Standard Chartered Bank, based in Singapore. He has held a range of other senior investment banking positions in Hong Kong, Singapore and London during his career. Mr. Russell-Davison holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Australia.