A Fellow of the Charted Institute of Management Accountants U. K., Mr. Ranil Pathirana holds a B. Com degree from the University of Sri Jayawardenpura, Kotte and was appointed to the Board of Directors RENEWGEN (Pvt) Ltd. in August 2011.
Since 2000, he has been serving as the Finance Director of the Hirdaramani Group of Companies, a conglomerate with investments in apparels, manufacturing, leisure and power. Mr. Pathirana currently serves as a Non- Executive Director on the boards of Sampath Bank, Hayleys PLC and Asian Alliance Insurance PLC.
Assistant Vice President of Vanik Incorporation from 1996 -2000, Mr. Pathirana was seconded as Chief Executive Officer of Vanik Bangladesh Securities and was responsible for setting up two Stock Brokering Companies in Chittagong and Dhaka. He was also the Chief Executive Officer of Vanik Corporate Services and Vanik Asset Management.
Mr Ali Asghar Akbarally has been an Executive Director of the Akbar Brothers Group of Companies, for the past 30 years, and Chairman of Hermitage Resorts (Pvt) Ltd. The Akbar group is Sri Lanka’s premier exporter of tea and has business interests in pharmaceuticals, mini hydro and wind power generation projects.
He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from California State University, and is a Fellow Member of The Institute of Certified Professional Managers, Sri Lanka.
A Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, UK Mr. Perera graduated with a first class honors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Moratuwa. The Chairman of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Sri Lanka, Mr. Perera is also a branch member of the Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka.
Mr. Perera began his career at Lanka Transformers Limited, the largest private sector power generation company in Sri Lanka. He worked for over a decade at various managerial levels, from Design Engineer to Group Business Development Manager.
Entering the power generation sector as an entrepreneur in 2008, Mr. Perera together with a few local investment companies as partners developed mini hydro power plants which contribute 10MW to the National Grid today.
He is the Director/CEO of Vidatamuni Wind Power (Pvt) Ltd, the company that developed the first and largest power plant in Sri Lanka, and the CEO of Nirmalapura Wind Power (Pvt) Ltd., Daily Life Renewable Energy (Pvt) Ltd., Powergen Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., Fairway Condominiums (Pvt) Ltd., Terraqua International (Pvt) Ltd and Energy Reclamation (Pvt) Limited.
Mr. Perera was, in the past also a Board Member of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa. His previous assignments include postings as Business Development Manager of Lanka Transformers and Managing Director of Lanka Power Promoters (Pvt) Ltd.
Mr. Vinod Hirdaramani was appointed as a Director to the Board of RENEWGEN (Pvt) Ltd in August 2011. He studied at Harrow School, UK and has a BA from Northwestern University, USA.
Director of the Hirdaramani Group of Companies, since 1992, Mr. Hirdarmani works in the Knit Cluster group that involves factories in both Sri Lanka and Vietnam. He is also involved in the investments the group made in the renewable energy sector.
Mr. Najmudeen is the Founder, Chairman-Managing Director of the Debug Group of Companies, a diversified Group primarily catering to the IT peripherals, power, imaging, audio visual and communications industries.
Mr. Najmudeen has established the Debug Group as a leader in the industry and has pioneered computer and peripheral device trading since he began the business in 1988. He also serves on the Director Boards of a number of other recognised companies.
An established academic, Professor Rohan Lucas has just completed a two year term as Chairman of the Sri Lankan branch of the prestigious Institute of Electrical Engineers (UK).
A senior academic in Electrical Engineering obtained his first degree from the University of Ceylon Peradeniya and his postgraduate degree from the prestigious UMIST, Manchester UK.
He has over 35 years of postdoctoral experience in teaching, research and professional experience, in Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand. The Professor is also a researcher in power system analysis, modelling and simulation for over 40 years and has published over 60 papers in international and local journals.
He has co-authored 10 text-books in Electrical Engineering for the Open University of Sri Lanka and has extensive experience in the use of PSCAD/EMTDC (transient simulation and analysis package) with the current-transformer model developed being included as a feature 'Lucas model' in PSCAD.
A Charted Accountant in practice for more than 35 years, Mr. Someswaran recently retired from the post of Senior Partner of SJMS Associates.
Serving on the Audit Committee of the Institute of Charted Accountants of Sri Lanka and Serendib Lands (Pvt) Ltd. he also serves on the Board of the European Chamber of Commerce, Equity Based Community Support and Training, Business Council of Indonesia of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and is the Vice President of The International Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Someswaran is a member of Tax Faculty, Organisation for Professional Association, International Fiscal Association and Sri Lanka Institute of Directors. He is a fellow member of CMA and a member of its Governing Council.
Dr. Anil Cabraal is a co-founder and Director of KMRI Lanka (a renewable energy power development company), an adviser to KMR Infrastructures USA, and an independent consultant in renewable and rural energy sectors.
Dr. Cabraal has a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ceylon, Peradeniya and a Doctorate in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Maryland, USA. During his 15 year stint at the World Bank he was responsible for rural and renewable energy development, including guiding the World Bank Group’s renewable energy and energy efficiency scale up strategy.
He contributed and led strategic planning, policy studies and developed financing instruments for renewable energy. Dr. Cabraal invested in grid-connected and off-grid renewable energy in Asia and Africa with projects currently in the Maldives, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Liberia.
He launched the joint World Bank/IFC Lighting Africa Program in 2008 and was a contributor to the Renewable Energy for Low Income Countries (SREP) facility. He also contributed to the Emergence of Electricity from the Sun, Power to the World, Renewable Power in Developing Countries, Winning the War on Global Warming, Best Practices for Photovoltaic Household Electrification Programs, Designing Sustainable Off-grid Rural Electrification Projects, and Photovoltaic’s for Community Services among others.
Dr. Cabraal received the Professor Robert Hill award for his contributions to photovoltaic's for development at the European Photovoltaic’s and Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in 2005. He serves on the boards of KMRI Lanka, GVEP International, a sustainable energy NGO in the UK, and the Sri Lanka Energy Forum.