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Brandix Lanka Limited Board
Priyan Fernando
Chairman
Ashroff Omar
Group Chief Executive Officer
Aslam Omar
Director
Feroz Omar
Director
Ajith Johnpillai
Director
Trevine Jayasekara
Director
Dave Ranasinghe
Director
Priyan Fernando
Chairman

Based in New York, Priyan’s professional background spans the globe where his 30+ year career saw him provide leadership to large teams at American Express, Boston Consulting Group, and Earnest & Young. In his last role as Executive Vice President at Global Business Services, Priyan oversaw Finance, Procurement, Real Estate, HR and Business Transformation Support across the American Express enterprise.

Ashroff Omar
Group Chief Executive Officer

Among Sri Lanka’s most renowned business leaders, Ashroff Omar is known for his steadfast focus on innovation and constant improvement. His leadership has guided Brandix into becoming Sri Lanka’s most cutting-edge and progressive organizations, while his guidance is sought by industry bodies as well as other large-scale organizations. He is currently the Chairman – Export Development Board’s Garment Advisory committee, and the Founder – Joint Apparel Association Forum; the latter is the Sri Lankan garment sector’s principal industry body, representing the interests of stakeholders throughout the sector. In addition, Ashroff also serves as a Non-Executive Director – John Keells Holdings, Sri Lanka’s oldest and largest conglomerate, Board Director for the US-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission, and as Hon. Consul General of the Republic of Finland.

Aslam Omar
Director

Having joined the business in 1984, Aslam has since been instrumental in forming partnerships with Tyco A&E (USA), American &Efird Inc. (USA) and T&S Buttons (Hong Kong) that led, in turn, to crucial Joint Ventures. Significantly, these JVs have transformed to becoming premium trim suppliers to the global apparel industry. He is a Fellow Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICASL), and a Member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants - Australia.

Feroz Omar
Director

Feroz serves as Director of a number of subsidiary companies including Brandix Lanka Limited. In this capacity, he is responsible for all acquisitions and management of infrastructure projects. His leadership was instrumental in setting up Brandix India Apparel City, the 1000 acre purpose-built, industry-specific economic zone, the only manufacturing park of its scale in South Asia.

Ajith Johnpillai
Director

Having entered the apparel industry in 1990 as an Operations Manager with LWR Casualwear – New Zealand, Ajit subsequently served at Smiths DIY Group, Ernest & Young in Bermuda and New Zealand, and Touche Ross – Jamaica. At Brandix, his current role sees him spearheading Brandix’s sustainability strategy as well as overseas central procurement.

Trevine Jayasekara
Director

A seasoned finance professional with stints at Deutsche Bank Colombo and Arab Bank in Bahrain, Trevine leads overall Finance, IT, Tax, Legal and BOI divisions. Prior to joining Brandix, Trevine served as Group Finance Director at Aitken Spence & Co. He also currently serves as a Non-Executive Director at National Development Bank. He is a Fellow Member of the ICASL and CIMA – UK.

Dave Ranasinghe
Director

A seasoned professional with a long track record for operational expertise and continuous improvement, Dave spearheads Brandix’s innovations arm, with a focus on optimisation and automation. Dave served as Director at MAS Holdings prior to joining Brandix in 2009. He is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Moratuwa’sMSc Programme in Textile, Clothing & Management.

Brandix Apparel Limited Board
Ashroff Omar
Group Chief Executive Officer
Dave Ranasinghe
Director
Ranga Ranmadugala
Director
Hasitha Premaratne
Director
Natasha Boralessa
Director
Afham Ali
Director
Ashroff Omar
Group Chief Executive Officer

Among Sri Lanka’s most renowned business leaders, Ashroff Omar is known for his steadfast focus on innovation and constant improvement. His leadership has guided Brandix into becoming Sri Lanka’s most cutting-edge and progressive organizations, while his guidance is sought by industry bodies as well as other large-scale organizations. He is currently the Chairman – Export Development Board’s Garment Advisory committee, and the Founder – Joint Apparel Association Forum; the latter is the Sri Lankan garment sector’s principal industry body, representing the interests of stakeholders throughout the sector. In addition, Ashroff also serves as a Non-Executive Director – John Keells Holdings, Sri Lanka’s oldest and largest conglomerate, Board Director for the US-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission, and as Hon. Consul General of the Republic of Finland.

Dave Ranasinghe
Director

A seasoned professional with a long track record for operational expertise and continuous improvement, Dave spearheads Brandix’s innovations arm, with a focus on optimisation and automation. Dave served as Director at MAS Holdings prior to joining Brandix in 2009. He is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Moratuwa’sMSc Programme in Textile, Clothing & Management.

Ranga Ranmadugala
Director

Ranga Ranmadugala is significantly one of the first female Directors to be appointed to the Board of Brandix Apparel Limited. While playing a pivotal role in steering the company in a strategic direction, Ranga embodies the strength, confidence and drive of an empowered female leader, and represents the diverse and inclusive culture of Brandix.

Hasitha Premaratne
Director

With a background in capital markets, economics, strategic finance, Hasitha brings leadership to the overall finance function of Brandix Group. In his current capacity as Chief Financial officer, he also oversees overall guidance of Brandix India Apparel City, overlooks The Group’s JVs and investments, and serves as Director in many of the subsidiaries within the Brandix universe. He holds an MBA in International Finance, a BSc in Computer Science, is Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA - UK), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA-UK), and the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (CMA - SL). A passionate teacher, Hasitha’s 11 years of lecturing has seen him travel - on behalf of both CIMA (UK) and ACCA (UK) - to help students in India and Philippines prepare for the respective examinations. Hasitha was awarded the ‘Tutor of the Year Award’ at CIMA the Global Financial Management Awards in 2009.

Natasha Boralessa
Director

Natasha leads the Functional Governance, Administration, Branding, Corporate Social Responsibility and Legal functions in Brandix. Her 20 year career in the apparel sector began when she started as a Marketing Executive before quickly making her way up the apparel value chain. Her streak of proactive innovation saw her head several organisations within the sector, working in areas such as HR, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Marketing. Natasha is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA - UK).

Afham Ali
Director

As Director of Brandix Apparel Ltd, Afham guides the overall Supply Chain of the Brandix Group. His multi-disciplinary background has seen him in industries as varied as FMCG and Telecom before spending the last two decades dedicated to the Apparel Industry. He counts experience across HR, Planning, IT, and Information Systems. Afham holds an MBA from the Post-graduate Institute of Management, and a degree in Bachelor of Commerce.




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