Board of Directors
Mr. 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.
Mr. Dirk Pereira was appointed as a Director of John Keells Stock Brokers (Pvt) Limited on 1st January 2019. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Union Assurance PLC and a member of its Board. Dirk is a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He also holds an MBA from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Dirk also serves on the Board of Fairfirst Insurance Limited as a Non-Executive Director.
Non-Executive Director, Ms. Sherin Cader 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.