High Notch Leadership
"At Softlogic, we envision big things and use the magic of practical application to translate human capital to enhance cash flows that will enrich the investing community and foster the country's growth."
Ashok Pathirage, MD / Chairman of Softlogic Group
Board of Directors
Chairman/ Managing Director
Having served in the Softlogic Group Board as the Managing Director from inception, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Group in 2000. The Group which commenced with just twelve employees 23 years ago and with a small turnover now it manages a multibillion turnover across various economic growth sectors. Along with Softlogic Holdings, six other firms, which are managed by Mr. Pathirage, are listed. His role as the MD/Chairman of Asiri Group, has led the healthcare sector to be the leading private healthcare provider in Sri Lanka. He is also the Chairman of Softlogic Capital Limited, Softlogic Finance PLC, Asian Alliance Insurance PLC besides being the Chairman of many other Group Companies that operate in Leisure, Retail, Automobile and ICT industries. He also serves as the Deputy Chairman of the National Development Bank PLC Board and is the Chairman of NDB Capital Holdings PLC Board.
Mr. Hemantha Gunawardena is one of the co-founders of Softlogic and has served the Softlogic Holdings Board as a Director from its inception. He is currently the Director/CEO of the Software Division of Softlogic Information Technologies (Pvt) Ltd. He has over 25 years of experience in the field of IT. He has also held the position of Senior Software Manager at a leading Blue Chip Company in Sri Lanka prior to him joining Softlogic.
Mr. Haresh Kaimal is a co-founder of Softlogic group and he has been a Director since the inception of the Company in 1991. With over 25 years of experience in IT and operations, he currently heads the internal IT division of the group to drive the group’s advancements and requirements in the Information technology field. Prior to taking over this role, he was heading a JV operation of the Group’s overseas subsidiary Company in Pakistan.
Mr. Ranjan Perera joined the Softlogic Group in 1997 and is the Sector Head – Business Mobiles and is also the Managing Director of Softlogic International (Pvt) Ltd, which has a business partnership with Dialog Axiata PLC.
He has many years of experience behind him having worked in the Senior Managerial positions handling world renowned brands in the electronics and mobile telecommunication industries.
Mr. Roshan Rasool joined the Softlogic Group in 1995 and currently is the Director/CEO of the Computing Systems & Systems Integration Solutions Division of Softlogic Information Technologies (Pvt) Ltd, which has a business partnerships with Dell Corporation, Apple computers, CISCO, EMC storage systems, Microsoft, HP imaging products and VMware.
He was appointed to the Board of Softlogic Holdings PLC in 2009. He is a MBA holder from the University of East London.
He is also an Associate Member of the Association of Business Executives and a Member of the Cyprus Institute of Marketing. He has over 25 years of experience behind him in the ICT industry having worked at Senior Managerial positions in reputed companies.
Prashantha Lal De Alwis
Non-Executive Independent Director
Joining Softlogic Board as a Non-Executive Director in 2011, Mr. Prasantha Lal De Alwis brings with him a wealth of expertise. He obtained his LL.B (Bachelor of Law) and LL.M (Masters in Law) from the University of Colombo and was admitted and enrolled as an Attorney-at-Law in 1983. He was a State Counsel of the Attorney General’s Department for seven years. He joined the unofficial bar in the year 1991 and today he practices in the Trial and Appellate courts of Sri Lanka and was appointed as a President’s Counsel in 2012. Mr. De Alwis was a director of Sampath Bank from 2002 – 2011 and was chairman of Human Resources and Remuneration and Risk committee. After retirement due to cooperate governance rule, he is presently Director of Sampath Leasing and Factoring Ltd. He is also a member of the Board of Management of the Lakshman Kadiragamar Institute of International studies and Strategic studies and is a visiting Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) U.K. and is presently the Honorary Legal Advisor of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Sri Lanka and Ayurveda Doctors (Gampaha Wickremarachchi) Association of Sri Lanka. He was a founder member of the Consumer Affairs Authority of Sri Lanka in year 2002.
Dr. Sivakumar Selliah
Non-Executive Independent Director
Dr. Selliah holds a MBBS degree and a Masters Degree (M.Phil). Dr. Selliah joined the Board of Softlogic Holdings PLC in 2010. He has over 21 years of experience in various fields. He is the Deputy Chairman of Asiri Hospitals Holdings PLC, Asiri Surgical Hospital PLC and Central Hospital Ltd. He is also the Deputy Chairman of Lanka Walltiles PLC and Lanka Floor Tiles PLC. His is a Director of Horana Plantations PLC, Expolanka Holdings PLC, Swisstek (Ceylon) PLC, Swisstek Aluminium Pvt Ltd and Unidil Packaging Ltd. He is also the Chairman of Cleanco Lanka Pvt Ltd. Dr. Selliah serves on the Remuneration Committees and Audit Committees of some of the companies listed above.
Desamanya Deva Rodrigo
Desamanya Deva Rodrigo was appointed to the Board in February 2011. Mr. Rodrigo, a Chartered Accountant, had a career with the International Accounting and Consulting Firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers, joining it in East Africa in 1974 and serving in its London Offices in 1980. Being a Founding Partner of Pricewaterhouse Coopers Sri Lanka, he held the position of Senior Partner from 1992 to 2006, when he retired from the firm. He is a past Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. He has previously held public office as a Director of People’s Bank and as a member of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission. He was also a member of the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and a member of the National Council for Administration. He also serves in the Board of Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC and Cargills Bank Limited as a Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chairman. He also has been a part of John Keells Holdings PLC and Ceylon Tobacco Co. PLC Board.