Board of Directors
Suresh Rajendra - PresidentSuresh Rajendra is the President of the Property industry group of the John Keells, Union Assurance and John Keells Stockbrokers. He also serves as a Director of Union Assurance PLC and Asian Hotels and Properties PLC in addition to many of the Group Companies of John Keells Group. He is currently the Chairman of the Condominium Developers Association of Sri Lanka and has over 25 years of experience in the fields of finance, property and real estate, travel and tourism, and business development acquired both in Sri Lanka and overseas. Suresh is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK.
Jitendra GunaratneMr. Jitendra Gunaratne was appointed as a Director to the Board of John Keells Stock Brokers (Pvt) Ltd from January 2018. He is also responsible for the Consumer Foods sector. Prior to his appointment as President of the Consumer Foods sector, he oversaw the Plantations and Retail sectors. His 38 years of management experience in the Group also covers Leisure and Property. He is a Director of Ceylon Cold Stores PLC and Keells Food Products PLC and is also the President of the Beverage Association of Sri Lanka. He is a member of the Council of the Employers' Federation of Ceylon and a member of the Food Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Health.
Daminda GamlathMr. Daminda Gamlath was appointed as a Director of John Keells Stock Brokers (Pvt) Limited on 1st November 2019. He is the President of the Consumer Food Industry Group. Mr. Gamlath has been with the John Keells Group since 2003. He was the Sector Financial Controller for the IT Sector and then the Consumer Food Sector before he was appointed as the Head of Beverages in 2013. Prior to joining the JKH Group, he worked at Hayleys Group. Mr. Gamlath holds a B.Sc.(Eng.) degree from the University of Moratuwa, an MBA from the University of Colombo and is a passed finalist of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of UK.
Sherin CaderMs. Sherin Cader was appointed as a Director of John Keells Stock Brokers (Pvt) Limited on 1st January 2019 and she is the Chief Financial Officer of the Financial Services Sector of John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH). She has been with the JKH Group since 1998, serving in many capacities across multiple sectors. She has played diverse roles across finance and operations in Financial Services, IT Enabled Service sector and JKH Centre functions. She functioned as the Financial Controller at John Keells Holdings PLC from 2009 till 2012. Subsequently she took on the role of General Manager - Finance and Planning at Union Assurance PLC until her current role within the Financial services sector of JKH. Sherin also serves on the Board of Nations Trust Bank PLC as a Non-Executive Director. Ms. Cader is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA-UK) and a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of UK (ACCA) and is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant. She is also SAP Certified in Managerial & Financial Accounting.