Mr. T. W. de Silva Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. T. W de Silva was appointed to the Board of Lanka Industrial Estates Limited in 2005. He has a professional background in finance spanning over 35 years with experience in Financial Intermediation, Investment Banking, Project Financing, Corporate Banking, and Strategic Planning.

Mr. de Silva began his career at George Steuart & Co. Ltd. where from 1982, he served for seven years as a Foreign Exchange & Money Broker intermediating in domestic and foreign currency markets. In 1989, he commenced a 30 year career at DFCC Bank during which he attained the position of Executive Vice President. He worked in Investment Banking and participated capital market and corporate finance activities. These included financial advisory services to Government entities and collaborating with leading international investment banks. He was also involved in acquiring, founding and operating companies in the DFCC Group. Following on, Mr. de Silva assumed responsibility for Corporate Banking & Project Finance. He subsequently served as Head of Lending for DFCC and was Chairman of the Bank’s Credit Committee. In the latter part of his career, he worked on the consolidation of DFCC Group and was placed in charge of Strategic Planning, Investments, and Subsidiaries.

Mr. de Silva is also a Director of Lindel Industrial Laboratories Ltd., the subsidiary that provides analytical testing services to LINDEL tenants and other clients. He was also a Director of Acuity Partners (Pvt) Ltd., Acuity Securities Ltd., Acuity Stockbrokers (Pvt) Ltd., DFCC Consulting (Pvt) Ltd., E-Channelling PLC, Guardian Acuity Asset Management Ltd., Lanka Ventures PLC, LVL Energy Fund PLC, National Asset Management Ltd., and Synapsys Ltd.

Mr. de Silva holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Warwick (UK). He is a Graduate Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (UK) and is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

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