Orient Capital appoints two new Directors to its Board

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Indrani Goonesekera and James Mathews joined the Board of Directors of Orient Capital Limited as Non Executive Directors. Orient Capital is a steady growing capital market services company and the new appointments will strengthen the company’s growth momentum.

Goonesekera is a Legal Consultant with experience in the banking and commercial sectors. Formerly she held the positions of Deputy General Manager (Legal) and Head of Legal at Hatton National Bank PLC (HNB) and was a member of the bank’s Corporate Management for over 15 years. She was also the Board Secretary of HNB and its group of companies. She is a qualified Attorney-at-Law.

Mathews joins Orient with over 30 years experience in a variety of sectors including Information Technology, manufacturing and human resources management. He has held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Kotmale Dairy Products and worked for over 10 years at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London. He is currently the Managing Director of Mahaweli Feed Mills (Pvt) Limited. Mathews holds a Bachelors degree in Economics, a MBA with a specialisation in Information Technology and a post-graduate diploma in Personnel Management.

Orient Capital Limited is a 100% equity funded company with well diverse capital market services to individual and corporate clients with a highly experienced Board of Directors and senior management. The company’s primary sources of income are through dividends yielded by member companies and other investments. Orient Capital is focused on developing into an investment company par excellence with an all-encompassing capital market services mandate.

The long term vision of the company is to gain recognition as a premier provider of capital market services, consolidating to be the preferred partner for corporate entities and individuals. Orient Group offers seamless and integrated services represented by the highest levels of professionalism for their clients’ financial and investment requirements.

Orient is currently pursuing a formula of strategic investment, amalgamating companies offering a wide array of capital market related services, under the Orient Capital group with its focus of transforming into a strategic investment company offering a plethora of capital market services.

Orient Wealth Limited is licensed by Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka, Orient Finance PLC is a Finance company registered under the Business Finance Act and First Alliance Money Brokers Limited (FAMB) are member companies under the Orient Capital umbrella.

The Board of Directors of the company comprises of Dr. Dayanath Jayasuriya P.C. as Chairman, Rohan Senanayake as Managing Director, Prakash A. Schaffter and Ramesh Schaffter as Non Executive Directors, and Indrani Goonesekera and James Mathews as Independent Non Executive Directors.

Orient plans an initial public offering with the hope of developing a multi-dimensional investment Company which will enable the company to secure a financial stronghold for funding its strategic investments.