A successful entrepreneur with many achievements to his name, Mr Dinesh Pandey holds many years of corporate experience and is the founder of Somap group. He combines vision with practicality, hard work with creativity and has played a pivotal role in varied fields, which encompasses trading, management, real estate and construction. Dinesh Pandey, who is a Master in Maths also holds a business Degree from Delhi University. The Somap Group, which he heads has diversified interests ranging from shipping to hospitality. The Group has made substantial investments in Hospitality sector and is focusing to expand it.
Non-executive, Independent Director Possessing extensive trading experience with his time at Somap, from its inception in 1996 to date, Mr. Pramod Pandey will indeed be a formidable player in any organization. Widely travelled, he holds a wealth of knowledge and experience in the corporate field. He has been back bone of the organization and key support to the growth and expansion of group.
An integral part of the Somap group, serves Anilana Group as a Non Executive Independent Director. Mrs Sonal Pandey heads its Business Development team. She believes that values define people, the company and its consequent success. She is heading Pharma division of the group and is steering its growth. Group her leadership has embarked into Pharma Manufacturing, Pharma Retail and Health care services as well.
Mr. Asanga Seneviratne is the founder of Anilana Hotels & Properties
Limited, spearheading the launch of the “Anilana” brand, which he owns. He is
also a Non-Executive Director of Nation Lanka Finance PLC.
Mr. Seneviratne was previously a director of Taru Villas Holdings (Pvt) Limited
where he was instrumental in developing the hotel chain of Taru Villas, as
well as being a Director and Chief Executive Officer of Asia Capital PLC,
a public quoted Company on the Colombo Stock Exchange (since 1994).
Mr. Seneviratne was previously Managing Director of Asia Securities (Pvt)
Ltd, and Chief Executive Officer of Asia Capital Ltd. He has also served as
Chairman of the Stock Brokers Association of Sri Lanka (2005/2006), and is
currently a Director of the Colombo Stock Exchange.
Mr. Seneviratne pioneered on-line trading in Sri Lanka through investor Access Asia (Pvt) Ltd with CDAX, the first on-line trading system in Sri Lanka, enabling direct access to the Colombo Stock Exchange for the first time, directly from the clients' personal computer. He has been involved in key capital market and private investment deals that have taken place in Sri Lanka over the last 20 years, promoting many Direct Investments in Sri Lanka from large Foreign Institutions such as Credit Agricole-Indosuez W.I.Carr, Regent Fund Management, Auerbach Grayson & Company. As well as high net-worth individuals such as Dr. Sena Yaddehige and S.K. Tiog (Malaysia). He has been instrumental in promoting many investor conferences in Sri Lanka.
With more than 20 years of extensive finance and investment experience with Asia Securities and Asia Capital, together with his experience within the hospitality industry, Mr. Seneviratne is well equipped to lead the emerging Anilana Group of Companies and successfully achieve their progressive business and expansion stratergies, building a new and profitable brand which is quality driven.
In addition to his many business achievements, Mr. Seneviratne has enjoyed a great passion for sport since his school days, when he studied at St. Thomas' College Mt. Lavinia. Accomplishments include previously captaining Sri Lanka's most famous Rugby Football Club; CR & FC (1987), and serving as the National Coach for the Sri Lankan Rugby 7's team (2000 to 2003). Mr. Seneviratne also currently serves as President of the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union. In addition to his achievements in Rugby, he also was Captain for the prestigious Colombo Cricket Club (1994-1996), and has served as Vice President of the Sri Lanka Cricket Board. He also represented Sri Lanka Rugby and Under 23 Cricket teams.
Mr. Peter Amerasinghe is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Management
Institute of United Kingdom. He is an accomplished professional with more
than 45 years of senior managerial experience that includes 15 years in
Plantation Management and 17 years as Chief Executive Officer of Lanka
Walltiles PLC from its inception. Mr. Amerasinghe is a founder Director of
Lanka Tiles Ltd, (now Lanka Floortiles PLC) ; and is on the Board of Directors
Mr. Amerasinghe is currently the Chairman of Aristons (Pvt) Ltd and is a Consultant to Noritake Lanka Porcelain (Pvt) Ltd. He also established Ceyquartz MBI (Pvt) LTD, a joint venture with Japanese collaboration, of which he is the Chairman and Managing Director. He has considerable experience in the management of export oriented manufacturing organizations and export marketing of its products both locally and internationally.