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Board of Directors

Susantha Ratnayake

Mr. Susantha Ratnayake is the present Chairman of John Keells Stock Brokers (Pvt) Ltd and the Chairman and CEO of John Keells Holdings PLC from January 2006 and has served on the JKH Board since 1992/1993 and has 39 years of management experience, all of which is within the John Keells Group. He is a past Chairman of the Sri Lanka Tea Board, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, and the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon.


Krishan Balendra

Mr. Krishan Balendra is the Deputy Chairman of John Keells Holdings PLC. Krishan has responsibility for the Leisure industry group and John Keells Stock Brokers. He also serves as the Chairman of Nations Trust Bank PLC and is the Hon. Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Sri Lanka. He is a former Chairman of the Colombo Stock Exchange. He started his professional career at UBS Warburg, Hong Kong, in investment banking, focusing primarily on equity capital markets. After a four year stint in Hong Kong, he continued his career in corporate finance at Aitken Spence PLC, Sri Lanka prior to joining JKH. Krishan holds a law degree (LLB) from the University of London and an MBA from INSEAD.


Jitendra Gunaratne

Mr. Jitendra Gunaratne was appointed 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.