Sriyan appointed to Hemas Board as Executive Director

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Sriyan De Silva Wijeyeratne has been appointed to the Board of Hemas Holdings Plc as an Executive Director with effect from 1 October.

Sriyan De Silva Wijeyeratne


He has been serving as Managing Director of Hemas Manufacturing and Group Digital Lead since May this year.

Sriyan was the Managing Director/CEO of Teejay Lanka PLC, which is one of the S&P Top 20 Companies and was recognised during his time with numerous awards including being Winner of Forbes ‘Asia’s 200 Best under a Billion Dollar Company’ and winning the International Textile Firm of the Year at the World Textile Awards.

He served as Country Manager of Microsoft while subsequently having responsibility for some regional markets, was Director Marketing and Sales of Suntel, previously at Nestles and more recently was Group CEO for the conglomerate Abans. 

He is currently the Chairman of the Employees Trust Fund Board, which is the second largest superannuation fund in the country.

He has several academic and business awards to his credit and is a frequent speaker at leading forums locally and globally. He was previously named CIMA Business Manager of the Year and is involved in many Chambers and local and global charities.

He possesses a First Class in Business Administration from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, a Master’s Degree from the same university and has had Executive education at many global institutions including INSEAD and CCL. He is a Fellow member of CIMA, UK, and is also a CGMA.

He was on the International Board of Youth Business International, which is one of Prince Charles’ Charities based out of UK and has served on several local Boards. He is President of the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society and passionate about travelling, spending time with the family, music, Community work, Conservation and photography.

Sriyan enjoys catalysing and transforming businesses and working on unlocking business potential, while leveraging technology and people to compliment the best of each other. 

With the latest appointment the Board of Hemas Holdings Plc will comprise H.N. Esufally (Chairman), S.M. Enderby (CEO), A.N. Esufally, M.A.H. Esufally, I.A.H. Esufally, A.S. Amaratunga, R. Gopalakrishnan, S.A.B. Ekanayake, J.M. Trivedi and S. De Silva Wijeyeratne.