KPMG Ford, Rhodes, Thornton & Co. recently announced the appointment of Shiluka Goonewardene as the firm’s Principal for the Financial & Real Estate Advisory division with effect from today, 1 April 2011.
Prior to his appointment, Goonewardene had served a six year term with the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), a multinational petrochemicals company, where he was involved in a number of strategic acquisitions for the organisation.
Goonewardene had also previously been associated with KPMG Ford, Rhodes, Thornton & Co. for a 10-year term from 1995 to 2005 and functioned as the Director of Financial Advisory and as a Director of the firm’s subsidiary company Secretaries & Registrars Limited. “He contributes a wealth of experience in areas of corporate finance, transactions and mergers & acquisitions having advised in a number of transactions across the globe,” Partner and Head of Advisory of the Firm, Reyaz Mihular said.
Goonewardene is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.
Sirikananathan retires after 41-year stint
KPMG Ford, Rhodes, Thornton & Co. recently announced that the firm’s Staff Partner S. Sirikananathan had retired from the firm on 31 March 2011.
Sirikananathan had joined the firm in 1970 and after completion of his professional education, was appointed as a Partner of the firm in 1981.
During an illustrious career which spanned over four decades, S. Sirikananathan served as an Audit Partner and in addition headed the business process outsourcing, finance and administration functions. He was also the Chief Information Officer of the firm.
Sirikananathan also served as a Director/Financial Consultant of the Associated News Papers of Ceylon during the 1990s.