Siyapatha Finance appoints Ananda Seneviratne as MD | Daily News

Siyapatha Finance appoints Ananda Seneviratne as MD

Experienced Businessman and Accountant, Ananda Seneviratne recently, took on the role of the new Managing Director of Siyapatha Finance PLC.

Boasting over 36 years’ worth of experience in the local and international industries, Seneviratne is a graduate in Business Administration from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and the holder of a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Colombo.

In 2016 Seneviratne was elected the Chairman of Leasing Association of Sri Lanka, a position he held until 2018.

Following the successful completion of his articles at Sachithananda Shockman & Pasupati, he joined Lanka Porcelain (Pvt) Ltd in 1983 and served the company for two years as the Financial Accountant and as the Accountant for Stores & Supplies. He later joined Richard Pieris & Company as the Head of the Internal Audit Department from 1985 to 1991.

In 1991 Seneviratne began work at Nestle Lanka Limited. Beginning as the Head of Internal Audit, over the next 17 years he made his way up the company’s hierarchy. In 1999, he was transferred to Nestle Middle East to function as the Business Excellence Manager and was assigned the task of introducing common business practices in the Lower Gulf Countries. After completing his assignment at Nestle Middle East, Seneviratne returned to Sri Lanka in the year 2002 and took up the position of Head of Procurement.

2008 saw Seneviratne join Loadstar (Pvt) Ltd and serve as the Director/General Manager of Procurement for 1 year, before moving on to the position of Director, Operations at Assetline Leasing Company Ltd, which is the largest subsidiary of the David Pieris Group of Companies. Subsequently he was promoted to the rank of Chief Executive Officer in 2015.

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