Friday, 10 January 2014 00:01
Orient Garments PLC yesterday announced a new Board of Directors following the change of control recently.
The new Chairman is Dr. Ali Asger Shabbir Gulamhuein who is the Chairman of Adam Investments Ltd., the largest shareholder of Orient Garments PLC, with a 40% stake.
Other members of the new Board are Udeni Abeykoon (Executive Director), Saliya Perera (Executive Director), Dr. Larry Adams (Non Executive Director), L.W. Waruna Priyankara (Non Executive Director), Danushya Mediwake Gulamhusein (Non Executive Director), Idris Shabbir (Non-Executive Director) and Imran Zahir (Non Executive Independent Director).
Dr. Ali Asger Shabbir Gulamhusein holds a PhD from Tokyo, Japan and a degree from King’s College London, UK. Dr. Gulamhusein has been bestowed with the prestigious title of Deshabandhu Manawahithawadhi, Lankaputhra and also serves as advisor to the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Co-operatives and Internal Trade and as a Justice of Peace (all island). He also serves as a director of Ceylon and Foreign Trades PLC, Adamexpo Ltd., Spice of Life Ltd., Network Communications Ltd., Adam Apparels Ltd., Adam Metals Ltd., Giorgio Morandi Ltd., Sonakshi Investments Ltd., Sonakshi Gems Ltd., Adam Air Conditioners Ltd., Adam Automobiles Ltd., Colombo Apothecaries Company Ltd., Business Chamber of Commerce, Hamilton Resorts Ltd., Ceylon & Foreign Trade Surgi-Tech Ltd., Colombo Freight and Transport Ltd., and Dodwell & Company Ltd.
The Reverend Dr. Adams is the head pastor of the free churches of the Sabaragamuwa District. He has served as a Director of Adam Investments from the inception of the company. He holds numerous qualifications such as PhD, MBA, MTh, BTh, DIP TH, DIP HR, DIP Networking, and DIP Hardware, which he has obtained in Japan, Canada, UK and Sri Lanka.
Reverend Dr. Adams also serves as the Chairman of distributions of Gideon’s International, Chairman of Healed by His Stripes Ministries Sri Lanka and Secretary General of the free churches movement of Sri Lanka. Reverend Dr. Adams is also a prominent public speaker and has been the keynote speaker at prestigious international events such as the CEO forum ASEAN and the CIO/CTO forum of SAARC.
Dr. Adams is a former Director of Tec Sri Lanka and accounts for over 25 years’ experience in top management in Sri Lanka and overseas. He also serves as a Director of Adam Air conditioners Ltd. and Adam Automobiles Ltd.
Danushya Mediwake Gulamhusein is the great granddaughter of Sir William Gopallawa, Sri Lanka’s first President and last Governor General. Gulamhusein has served as a Director of Adam Investments from the inception of the company. She holds a degree in Psychology and Business Management (UK) and also serves as an advisor to the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Co-operatives and Internal Trade.
She also serves as a Director of DP Jayasingha Holdings Ltd., G4 Lanka Security Ltd., Sonakshi Investments Ltd., Sonakshi Gems Ltd., Adam Air conditioners Ltd., Peace Air Ltd., and Adam Automobiles Ltd.
Waruna Priyankara has served as a director of Adam Investments from the inception of the company. He holds a National Diploma in Business and Finance (Sri Lanka). Priyankara is an associate member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. He accounts for over 10 years’ experience in financial services, trading and manufacturing. He also serves as a Director of Ceylon and Foreign Trades PLC, Adam Air Conditioners Ltd., Adam Automobiles Ltd., Ceylon and Foreign Surgi-tech Ltd., Dodwell & Company Ltd. and Colombo Apothecaries Company Ltd. Udeni Abeykoon experience in the apparel industry spans over 30 years at management and senior management level starting from a cost accountant, Senior Merchandiser and General Manager Marketing. She was awarded the Marketing Value Award by TESCO UK Ltd. during 2010/2011 and Best Sri Lanka innovator award by TESCO UK Ltd. during 2011. She had led the OGL to become number one in Sri Lanka for woven products by being 5th in the global arena. She is introduced the woven bottoms and ladies wear denim business to Sri Lanka. She has served for Orient Garment PLC for 10 years as the Deputy General Manager. She is design oriented and got hold of premiere customers in the apparel sector based In USA, UK and the EU. Saliya Perera is a double qualified Chartered Accountant and also a Graduate in Business Management (Bsc. Hons) of University of Sri Jayawardenepura .He having more than 18 years of extensive experience in working for different industries such as telecommunications, apparels and construction and engineering with a sound track record in financial management and administration and operations at top corporate level. A very effective strategist in business process re-engineering, he is a dedicated individual who has built up a reputation for unwavering accuracy and credibility; proven to deliver high quality work to meet corporate objectives.
Imran Zahir is a fellow Member of the Charted Institute of Management Accountants – UK. He counts over a decade experience in finance, Islamic banking and business. Idris Shabbir has served as a Director of Adam Investments from the inception of the company. He holds a Master’s Degree in the field of Information System Management from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Shabbir counts over 15 years’ experience in top management in Sri Lanka and overseas. He also serves as a Director of Business Chamber of Commerce, Ceylon and Foreign Trades PLC, Adamexpo Ltd., Spice of Life Ltd., Network Communications Ltd., Adam Apparels Ltd., Adam Metals Ltd., Giorgio Morandi Ltd., Hamilton Resorts Ltd., Ceylon and Foreign Surgi-tech Ltd., Dodwell & Company Ltd. and Colombo Apothecaries Company Ltd.